Learn violin online with our online violin teachers
Online violin lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn violin online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons.
Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced violin lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.
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BAH Teacher #2430
"As an educator, I want to bring hope and encouragement to my students by increasing their skill and love for music."
BAH Teacher #1914
"The joy of creating and playing something you've made is one of the most rewarding experiences."
BAH Teacher #2438
"I encourage the joy of playing the violin."
BAH Teacher #1794
"I always trying to reach out to the individual student and develop a program to cater for their individual needs. "
BAH Teacher #1228
"My goals as a teacher are to teach the student the skills necessary for interpreting and performing a whole wide range of music, while encouraging analytic and creative thinking."
BAH Teacher #1808
"I hope to make my classes a place of exploration and fun! "
BAH Teacher #2620
"For me, the most rewarding part of being a teacher, is watching an individual grow their own musical voice."
BAH Teacher #1081
"I had students awards fro Royal Conservatory of Music(RCM) and some reached the distinction during the season RCM exams."
BAH Teacher #2078
"A good violinist does not only play the right notes but expresses the right emotions in each section of a song or musical piece, as the composer intended."
BAH Teacher #2512
"I am a member of the Suzuki Association of Americas and my philosophy is every child can!"
BAH Teacher #2089
"As a teacher, I try to understand the difficulties and the needs of each of my pupils."
BAH Teacher #2419
"Above all, I believe music should be fun and accessible to all!"
BAH Teacher #2411
"If you are really interested in music,you will gain happiness and succeed!"
BAH Teacher #2380
" I tailor my teaching style to the student’s personality and individual needs, collaborate with the student, and am their biggest advocate."
BAH Teacher #2742
"I seek to find the area of music that will spark your child’s love for music."
BAH Teacher #2334
"It's all about sharing, positive attitude, patience, love, whatever your situation, your age..."
BAH Teacher #2324
"I take pride in guiding my students on a path that embraces creativity, balance responsibilities and nurtures patience."
BAH Teacher #2303
"I believe an individual can learn anything at any age and I want to assist eager students to pursue a passion. "
BAH Teacher #2264
"I am committed to inspiring all students to reach their highest potential"
BAH Teacher #2255
"I am familiar with both RCM and Suzuki methods, and am happy to prepare you for performances, exams or events. "
BAH Teacher #2307
"I aim to give students a foundation so that they may bring their skills to any platform they choose such as an orchestra, a school concert or an at home concert for mom and dad."
BAH Teacher #2477
"I lead fun, playful lessons with children. "
BAH Teacher #2401
"I have a love for any and all things music related!"
BAH Teacher #2448
"I believe that anyone has the potential to learn music. "
BAH Teacher #2232
" I believe everyone is capable of creating beautiful music."
BAH Teacher #2485
"Sharing musical skills with the students and contributing towards their growth and well-being is very rewarding experience."
BAH Teacher #2503
"I have consistently helped students achieve high exam scores & I enjoy teaching both children and adults while using the traditional method of teaching & incorporating Suzuki method. "
BAH Teacher #2542
"My goal as a violin teacher, is to help my students discover and improve their talents."
BAH Teacher #2556
"The most important thing to me is that a student loves what they are playing, and finds joy in learning music. "
BAH Teacher #2609
"No matter who you are or how old you are, music will have a positive impact on your life in so many ways and I encourage you to try it!"
BAH Teacher #2648
"Teaching music brings me joy and I love sharing my knowledge of music theory, history and encourage others to create music art."
BAH Teacher #2674
"My teaching philosophy involves a focus on understanding and mastering technical ability as well as musicianship."
BAH Teacher #2251
"A positive learning environment is the best way to keep my students inspired and motivated to learn. "
BAH Teacher #2231
"It is important to me that my students enjoy their lessons."
BAH Teacher #1464
"I hope, through my teaching, to be able to inspire a new generation of musicians to carry it on. "
BAH Teacher #1648
"I am there to help the student reach their maximum potential. "
BAH Teacher #1723
" I love helping others in pursuing their musical journey."
BAH Teacher #2223
"No matter your age, music will be able to teach something about yourself that you never new, and I love being apart of the process! "
BAH Teacher #1526
"My duty as a teacher is to bring out my students' individual and innate musicality."
BAH Teacher #1721
" It is my teaching philosophy to bring all the wonderful things I've learned and share them with my students."
BAH Teacher #966
"Based on the student's own journey as a musician and violinist, I help them identify their technical and musical needs so they can be practiced and improved upon."
BAH Teacher #2123
"My goal is for my students to become fluent in the language of music...being able to play by ear, and by reading. "
BAH Teacher #1784
"Anyone from a child to an adult can find enjoyment in learning a beautiful piece, or performing successfully."
BAH Teacher #1281
"Music should be taught to everyone!"
BAH Teacher #2397
"Anyone can become a terrific violinist and an overall amazing musician for audiences to enjoy! "
BAH Teacher #1162
"Everyone can play the violin and perform their favorite songs or melodies. You just need to have the desire, everything is possible!"
BAH Teacher #1070
"I have experience teaching students of all levels and ages, from young children to adults - it's never too late to start!"
BAH Teacher #2013
"Music is not about how fast or slow you can play a piece, but the value it brings to you, and the audience you perform for. "
BAH Teacher #2050
" I strive for a learning environment that fosters curiosity and joy in learning how to play the violin. "
BAH Teacher #2129
"Music is a fundamental element of many disciplines including math, philosophy and art."
BAH Teacher #2184
"My mother and grandmother before me were both music teachers, and have both taught me the value of both learning and teaching music. "
BAH Teacher #1419
"I always believe that a teacher must be able to teach differently according to the personality of the student."
BAH Teacher #1728
"I help my students understand that the arts can make their life much more precious."
BAH Teacher #781
"I think that a love of music is one of the most valuable things we can give a child, and that it's never too late to start learning an instrument."
BAH Teacher #632
"My philosophy is to awake passion for music at any age!"
BAH Teacher #2481
"My teaching philosophy focuses on musicianship and understanding music as a language rather than strictly pushing out notes on an instrument."
BAH Teacher #2010
"My goal is to have students play in the most natural, relaxing way possible while enjoying the instrument."
BAH Teacher #2439
"I feel that my students, first of all, have fun & enjoy making music in our classes with games and challenges and then learning is a natural consequence."
BAH Teacher #1182
"The really passionate part of teaching for me is passing on the appreciation and understanding of music that comes with learning an instrument and studying music. "
BAH Teacher #1552
"I want students to learn and improve but I also want them to enjoy the process of learning, practicing and coming to lessons."
BAH Teacher #2363
"In my lessons, I strive to foster a love for music and for the violin."
BAH Teacher #2338
" I’m able to transmit my knowledge effectively to students of all ages and help them progress rapidly in their playing."
BAH Teacher #2500
"Finding the talent in each person and inspiring their passion for music has always been my primary concern. "
BAH Teacher #999
"I believe each student is on their own journey as a musician and violinist."
BAH Teacher #1941
"The effect of music can be like magic strengthening the communication between us. "
BAH Teacher #2409
"I have developed a unique and achievement- based approach to pedagogy. "
What benefits do online violin lessons offer?
Choice of teacher: Online violin lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.
There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.
You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.
What is the best method or software for online lessons?
Online violin lessons, often referred to as zoom violin lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.
There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.
It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)
Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.
A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example violin fingering or hand position.
Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.
If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:
- You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
- You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
- You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.
Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.
HOW TO START ONLINE VIOLIN LESSONS
A simple explanation of our process
Choose a violin teacher that’s just right for you.
Book an Interview
Get in touch with your violin teacher on the phone or by text or by email. Ask questions and try to determine if this is the right teacher student relationship. Feel free to set a time for your first violin lesson.
Try It Out
Use the first two lessons to see if things are working the way you’d like. Cancel at anytime or ask to have another teacher assigned.
We have students that have enjoyed learning with us for over a decade. Whether you are a parent looking for the right teacher to start a young child on the right path or an adult looking to play for pleasure and enjoyment we have the right teacher for you.