For students that have been playing under 1 year.
For students that have been playing between 1-6 years.
For students that have been playing over 6 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How will these lessons help me?
The Violin Tutor Pro lessons are designed to provide students with help to learn more about playing the violin or fiddle.
2. How do I know which level suits me?
If you have been playing for under one year, we recommend starting with the beginner lessons. If you have been playing between 2-6 years, most likely the lessons that are in the intermediate area will be best. We also have lessons for students that have been playing longer than that (over 6 years), as well as lessons for learning the fiddle.
3. What is the difference between the violin and fiddle?
The violin is the same instrument as the fiddle that only differs in the way it is played. Fiddle music is much different than violin music, and fiddle music has a lot of various techniques that you can learn to make music sound more like a fiddle.
4. Should I learn the violin or fiddle?
It is recommended that you spend at least 1-2 months learning the violin before trying to learn the fiddle. The reason is that learning the violin provides a nice fundamental base for learning the fiddle, and learning fiddle first can cause you to forego a lot of important technical aspects of playing. The negative result of that would be not as good of a sound playing the fiddle, compared to how you would sound if you spent a little time learning violin first.
5. How do you suggest progressing through these lessons?
We recommend going through the lessons slow, and checking out our progressive formats. Currently in the beginner lessons area, we have a series of 10 lessons that you can go through, and each lesson should take you between 2-7 days to complete.
6. Where do I find sheet music for the lessons?
We have sheet music spread throughout the site, including our Violin Tutor Pro Series 1 book in the beginner lessons area, and the Violin Tutor Pro Series 2 book in the intermediate lessons area. These books are downloadable by joining our email list, and will help you progress through the lessons.
7. What other learning options should I check out?
Once you start getting familiar with some of the lessons, we recommend that you explore the possibility of attending a live webinar class. These are interactive free lessons that allow you to ask questions to a live teacher and further your skills. Our forums are also an excellent option for students interested in asking questions, and meeting others from the community. One of the worst things that can happen with progressing on an instrument is finding yourself getting frustrated and not having a place to turn for help. Having others at the same point as you asking questions can help, and the forums provide a great way for everything to come together for you.
8. Should I find a private teacher?
Nothing beats the quality experience you will find with a good private teacher. At the same time, the cost of lessons is high with private instruction (usually between $20-$30/half hour), and gas and travel costs are also something to consider. If you can afford a private instructor, Violin Tutor Pro serves as a great complimentary resource to learning, but can also achieve results for you on it’s own. Best thing to do is to try and learn from our platform first before considering a private teacher (if you don’t have one yet). Every student has different learning styles and needs so it is up to you to decide which method of learning suits you best. We certainly strive to help you as much as we can, and encourage you to check out our about us page for more information.
9. What if I get stuck and have a question?
We encourage you to click on the “Do You Have Questions” tab at the bottom of the site. If we aren’t available, we will get back to you within 24 hours. The other option is to give us a call to discuss any questions/concerns you might have. Our phone number is (800) 723-5043.
10. Where do I find a violin?
We have a website dedicated to helping you find any instruments and/or merchandise called Superior Violins. This website has some of the best violins you can find out there, including bows, cases, accessories and more. You can also find violas and cellos on the site.