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Violin Lessons

Explore your musical side by taking violin lessons with TakeLessons!

Dating back to the 15th century, the violin has a long and colorful history in the world of music. It has long been considered a staple in any orchestra and is enjoyed by millions around the world. From elementary school students to retirees, the violin is a popular instrument for many people.

TakeLessons offers personalized violin lessons taught by expert musicians who understand how to teach their students to play beautiful classical music. Make your musical dreams come true by signing up for in-person or online violin lessons today!

Certified Violin Teachers

Each and every one of our violin teachers is an experienced musician. They come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have studied music in a university setting, while others have significant performance experience. Regardless of their musical history, they are guaranteed to teach the best online violin lessons around!

To pick the right violin tutor for you, read through their carefully prepared bios, taking note of their education, history, pricing, and availability. No matter what qualifications you’re looking for, we are sure that you will find a violin teacher that fits the bill!

You can also rest assured that each teacher is safe. TakeLessons thoroughly background checks all of our instructors before letting them offer their services on our site.

On TakeLessons, violin lessons cost an average of $72 per hour. However, depending on the teacher, their experience, and the location you choose, you should be prepared to spend between $15 and $250 per hour.

Once you’ve found the perfect violin tutor for you, pick your package, and start learning to play beautiful music.

Violin Online Lessons for All Ages

You’re never too young or old to take violin lessons! Learning how to play an instrument is a great idea at any point in your life.

Whether you are looking for violin lessons for kids or you’re an adult who has always wanted to learn how to play, you can make your musical dreams come true through TakeLessons.

As you browse the bios of our violin teachers, you will find that a lot of them will teach all ages. Selecting the teacher for your age group is easy!

Our experienced and qualified teachers will customize your time together to be sure that you are comfortable and learning the violin at an appropriate level and speed.

If you are a mother with multiple children or a group of friends looking to explore a new hobby together, group lessons for all ages are also available. Schedule your in-person or online violin lessons today!

Violin Lessons for All Levels

Not ready to take the first chair of the orchestra? Don’t worry! Everyone has to start somewhere. We offer exceptional violin lessons for beginners.

In these beginner lessons, you will start with the basics of the violin, including how to read music. Once you’ve mastered the foundation of reading music and how to take care of your violin, your teacher will increase the difficulty of your lessons.

Already have a basic musical foundation? Our violin teachers will build off your existing knowledge and create a customized lesson plan that matches your skill level.

Or, perhaps you are looking to enhance your existing talent? We offer violin lessons that will help you improve your skills to the level of an expert musician.

No matter what your talent level is, we have a teacher for you!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Violin Lessons

During violin lessons for beginners, you can expect to learn the following topics:

  • Posture and breathing
  • Proper instrument and bow hold
  • Tuning
  • Scales and finger positions
  • Reading music
  • Instrument anatomy
  • Violin and bow care

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Violin Lessons

In intermediate lessons, your violin tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Contractions and Extensions
  • Harmonics
  • Vibrato
  • Bow pressure
  • Changing dynamics
  • Adjusting tone

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Violin Lessons

Advanced course content depends on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Advanced techniques such as sul ponticello, sul tasto, col legno, spiccato, ricochet, and glissando
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

TakeLessons classes will help the student to feel more confident in their ability to play and perform violin!

Live Group Violin Lessons

The best online violin lessons are now at your fingertips! Experience hands-on, live instruction led by expert musicians—without ever leaving your house. Learning violin has never been easier or more fun!

With a TakeLessons Live membership, you’ll gain access to quality violin classes and lessons taught by our expert instructors at a convenient time and place for your schedule—and at a price that won’t break the bank. With classes available seven days a week, you are sure to find a class that fits your needs.

Benefit from real-time instructor feedback and guidance with our live violin classes. Stay engaged through thoughtful discussions and get the answers to all of your musical questions through our interactive and engaging live classes.

Have a question or need additional help while you’re practicing outside of class? No problem! On-demand videos and other resources are available to you 24 hours a day through our mobile app. With all of these tips and tricks, you’ll be playing like a pro in no time!

The best part about your TakeLessons Live membership? You aren’t restricted to learning the violin! Your monthly membership gives you access to all of our 300+ live lessons and classes, regardless of the subject. So take on another instrument, learn how to dance, or study a new language. Whatever your heart desires!

You’ll love all of the possibilities of your new TakeLessons Live membership! Whether it’s violin classes, singing, dancing, or something else, the sky’s the limit.

Don’t wait any longer. Sign up for your new membership to start learning wherever you are today!

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Ready to start playing like Itzhak Perlman? Pick up your violin, and let’s get started! Our sign-up process is easy and frustration-free. We are so confident that you will love your violin lessons with TakeLessons that we also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Select your instructor and start playing beautiful classical music today!


Can I teach myself violin?

While teaching yourself how to play an instrument isn’t impossible, the best way to learn violin is to find a musician who is talented and experienced. A qualified violinist will teach you how to care for your instrument, as well as how to read music and turn your scratchy tunes into beautiful music.

No matter which teacher you choose, all of the violin teachers listed on TakeLessons are experts at their craft!

Is it hard to learn how to play the violin?

It is widely believed that the violin is one of the most difficult musical instruments to master. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t seem to be picking it up quickly. It can take years to become an expert violinist!

How much do violin lessons cost?

Our goal here at TakeLessons is to teach new skills at affordable prices. The average cost of violin lessons is $72 for a 60-minute session. However, the price varies depending on the teacher and location so students should expect to pay between $15 and $250 per hour.

Should I learn violin in person or online?

Students have seen success through both in-person and online violin lessons. We have instructors who offer lessons online, in their studio, or in the student’s home, so you’ll be sure to find someone that can teach you in the location and format that you prefer!

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