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By Chris R. - Orlando Violin Teacher
A hot night spot is packed with people looking to kick off their evening. Canned music pumps through the sound system as the band sets up. The band members look like the usual suspects. There's the drummer, adjusting the height on the ride symbol. The bass player fiddles with the nobs on his amp. The guitarist checks her tuning one last time. The violinist puts a last swipe of rosin on his bow.
Wait! Was that really a violinist? What kind of band is this? Is this country night? Are they going to do covers of Bach and Beethoven?
Pretty soon the band starts to play. Is it rock? Yes, it's rock – but there's something more. Something that the violin does to the rock that gives it something different, something more. It's something... irresistible!
Is that just a fairy tale? Absolutely not! It's a reality that is becoming more and more prevalent around the world and right here in town, as more and more people are taking violin lessons in Orlando. Being pigeonholed into a few specific genres is a thing of the past for the modern violinist. National acts like Yellowcard, Miri Ben-Ari (the hip-hop violinist) and Black Violin are paving the way for a new generation of violinists.
As for me? Sure, I was trained classically and loved it. But now I enjoy playing with my rock band, Hotel Hurry, as much as I do performing a Beethoven symphony with the Maitland Symphony Orchestra. Look out music world - the violinists are coming and we want it all! Join us and sign up for violin lessons in Orlando today!
Learn how to play violin with the bow and pizzicato, with the fingers. Learn good posture, care of the instrument, tuning, up and down bowing along with playing musically. Listening skills are important for the beginner, so listening to the correct pitch is part of learning to play the violin. Unlike most other instruments, there is no button to push or hole to cover rather the fingers of the left hand must be able to match the correct pitch while fine tuning to the ear. Simple melodies are learned using the open strings, D scale, A scale, G scale and C scale are among the theory that will be taught in this class.
"Musician's are athletes of the small muscles." - Clayton Haslop
Playing a musical instrument is a total-brain workout. Engaging four cortices of the brain, making music improves overall cognitive function. Study the mother of all sciences and speak with one of Music's most expressive voices through the violin!
I am guided by Galamian's classic principles of violin performance and pedagogy, focused through the holistic lens of Julie Lyonn Lieberman.
The violin techniques are important. This includes good posture and holding of the instrument. Good bow technique. Sight reading is very important to violin. I emphasize the fundamentals and encourage the personality to come out in one's playing. That is the mark of an artist. First, second, and third positions are taught at this level. Scale patterns start in the first position. Simple theory is explained as well.
I offer fun and thorough violin lessons. I teach different methods from Suzuki to Michael Allen's Essential Elements for strings. I try to bring music to students in fun way through playing music songs and learning student's favorite music pieces. Let's make music together (I play piano and accompany student on violin).
I will use an easy and fun method to teach the violin to my students. Throughout the first year, we will begin with how to properly hold the violin and bow, note recognition, bow techniques, and performing with other musicians.
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