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Online Violin & Viola Lessons

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!

Rates

  • $30 per 30 minute individual lesson
  • $50 per 60 minute individual lesson
  • $20 per 30 minute group lesson
  • $30 per 60 minute group lesson

Beginner Violin & Viola

Beginning strings students will focus on the basic elements of playing a stringed instrument such as instrument hold, bow hold, and finger placement. Students will work on ease of playing and develop a relaxed performance approach. Students will learn to read music while being introduced to one-octave scales, arpeggios, short etudes, and other technical exercises. Students will begin performing a wide-range of music including classical compositions, folk music, and/or popular songs.

Intermediate Violin & Viola

Intermediate strings students will focus on developing increasing levels of bow control and accuracy of pitch. Students will be familiar with playing in 1st through 3rd positions and with shifting technique. Students will study two-octave scales, arpeggios, etudes, and other technical exercises. Students will begin performing longer more extended works including classical compositions, folk music, and/or popular songs.

Advanced Violin & Viola

Advanced strings students will focus on the subtleties of musical expression and tone development. There will be an increasing level of concentration on building consistency, dexterity and speed. Students will study three-octave scales, arpeggios, etudes, and other technical exercises. Students will be comfortable with playing in all 12 keys and in any position on the instrument.

  • Advanced strings students interested in performing classical music will focus on building repertoire, musical interpretation, sight-reading, solo pieces, ensemble performance, audition preparation, and concert promotion.
  • Advanced strings students interested in performing contemporary and/or popular music i.e. fiddle, rock, and jazz string styles will focus on working with alternative rhythmic, harmonic and melodic structures, chord-scales, improvisation, sound reinforcement, solo performance, ensemble direction, music composition and arranging techniques.
  • Advanced strings students interested in performing several different musical styles will have a dual focus.

Online Lessons Guide

Using Zoom

  • Bmore Strings is using the video conferencing program Zoom for online lessons.
  • Prior to your first online lesson, sign-up and create a Zoom account here: www.zoom.us
  • No application download is required unless you are using a mobile device.  
  • Shortly before each 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.