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Online Violin & Viola Lessons

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Start learning the craft of playing a stringed instrument online. Unsure? Have questions? See Bmore Strings’ Online Lessons Guide for helpful advice. Visit Bmore Strings’ studio policy and rates pages for more information.

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Free 15 minute trial lesson for first-time students!

Online Lessons Guide

Using Zoom

  • Bmore Strings is using the video conferencing program Zoom for online lessons.
  • Prior to your first online lesson, please sign-up and create a Zoom account here: www.zoom.us, and also fill out Bmore Strings’ Video Recording Permission Form here: www.bmorestrings.com/forms.
  • No Zoom application download is required unless you are using a mobile device.  
  • Shortly before your first lesson, you will receive a Zoom lesson invite by email.
  • Lesson notes will be emailed to students by the end of each teaching day.

Virtual Devices

  • Devices being used for online lessons should be fully charged or plugged into a power source. Laptops, desktops, tablets, and smart phones all work with Zoom.
  • Arrange the device’s camera so there is a full view of the student’s upper torso. This camera view should also include the instrument and bow in playing position.

Musical Instrument

  • Please have your instrument tuned and ready to play. For students who need help tuning, we can do this together at the beginning of your lesson.

Metronome & Tuner

  • Please have your metronome and tuner easily accessible. If you do not have a metronome or tuner at home, or if they are digital and the devices are in use, we can use mine during the lesson as needed.

Music Stand

  • Your music stand should be set-up, and ready to use. If you do not have a music stand at home, whatever you use to hold your music while practicing should be fine.

Music Books & Pencil

  • Please have all music books, assignments, and a pencil for taking notes close-by.