Class Details

  • Beginner
  • 5 Students
  • 8+
  • 45 mins.

Class Objectives

  • Learn how to play beginner scales

  • Understand basic violin notes

  • Apply proper left hand technique and fingering


  • Violin, shoulder rest, cleaning cloth, rosin, finger tapes, tuner

  • Essential Elements for Strings, Violin, Book 1 (optional)

  • A reliable internet connection

  • A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home. The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

  • A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go. The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

  • A built-in or external webcam


This violin for beginners class will help you learn a variety of violin notes. An expert instructor will also discuss proper left hand technique and fingerings. By the end of class, you will be able to play a D scale on the violin!


To provide the greatest availability of start dates we have assigned multiple teachers to this class. All teachers will cover the same class material however their teaching styles may vary.
Susanna S.
I've been teaching violin for over 20 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestra, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in [Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods and traditional scales and etude books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: Metronome, Tuner, rosin. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
Lisa C. L.
After playing the violin for over 20 years, I was inspired to share the gift of music with others by my teacher, Susanna. I'm is a member of the American String Teacher’s Association, and have attended the 2017 ASTA National Conference. I currently performs with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. I have played in recitals, the Chartiers Valley High School Orchestra, and was accepted to the 2006 PMEA District Orchestra. I can’t remember a time before I learned how to play the violin; it has brought me great joy!


8 Reviews
This is my first class, and it went much better than I thought. Susanna is a very nice teacher, she made my kid and i feel comfortable during the class.
Alex N.
Jul 29, 2016
Susanna is a great teacher . She is so patience. .explains everything so that even I as a beginner understand..Can't wait for my next class..
Jennifer B.
Aug 23, 2016
Susanna does a very good job of making learning a new instrument not overwhelming. She takes it step by step and makes learning the violin much easier.
Sep 8, 2016
The last few weeks Susanna has help me improve in my skills.
Oct 11, 2016
Susanna is an excellent teacher. I am just a beginner and learned a lot for my first lesson. Her teaching skills are excellent, since I my self am an retired teacher. Cant wait for my next lesson. Highly recommended to all.
Georgia H.
Nov 28, 2016
Susanna was wonderful. She took her time to explain how the lesson would transpire, and engaged Nevaeh to insure she understood everything. She has a lovely way; patient and engaging. Nevaeh felt comfortable right away. She seems perfect for Nevaeh.
Nevaeh P.
Dec 12, 2016
I think she can make learning fun.
Earl S S.
Jan 5, 2017
I've had 5 lessons with Susanna and I couldn't be happier. Patient and has good humor. Highly recommend.
Thomas L.
Feb 10, 2017