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 #1914

"The joy of creating and playing something you've made is one of the most rewarding experiences."

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 #2269

"Joy and play are essential elements of successful learning at any age."

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 #977

"I believe that playing music should be enjoyable, so I always do my best to tailor lessons to a student's individual needs and goals, while challenging them to work hard and realize their potential."

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 #1144

"Playing the violin can be extremely fun and rewarding, and I encourage my students to be a part of the community and culture by listening to music on their own time as well as attending concerts to discover their own tastes; developing their personalities and finding their own niche in the music community."

BAH Teacher #1808

"I hope to make my classes a place of exploration and fun! "

BAH Teacher #852

"My goal is to develop students' artistic and technical skills and individuality and to nurture creativity and communication through music."

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 #2089

"As a teacher, I try to understand the difficulties and the needs of each of my pupils."

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 #1671

"Since I have become a professional musician I have had the opportunity to play in several professional orchestras in Mexico city and to teach a lot of students here in Canada."

BAH Teacher #1723

" I love helping others in pursuing their musical journey."

BAH Teacher #2039

"I believe that to learn one must have fun and enjoy the instrument."

BAH Teacher #2231

"It is important to me that my students enjoy their lessons."

BAH Teacher #1936

" I'm normally very upbeat and bubbly, and try to make music and instrument learning as fun as possible"

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 #2050

" I strive for a learning environment that fosters curiosity and joy in learning how to play the violin. "

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 #2070

"I am here to create a space for students to freely create and express themselves with their instrument."

BAH Teacher #2080

"More than one student has described me as the perfect combination of strict and fun, so I guess it's true!"

BAH Teacher #2129

"Music is a fundamental element of many disciplines including math, philosophy and art."

BAH Teacher #2154

"My goal is to make the learning process a fun experience where the students are motivated to pick up their instrument and eventually love to play it on their own whether it is for fun or professionally. "

BAH Teacher #1648

"I am there to help the student reach their maximum potential. "

BAH Teacher #2290

"Music is a universal language and it should be shared by everyone."

BAH Teacher #2232

" I believe everyone is capable of creating beautiful music."

BAH Teacher #2264

"I am committed to inspiring all students to reach their highest potential"

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 #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 #1784

"Anyone from a child to an adult can find enjoyment in learning a beautiful piece, or performing successfully."

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 #1721

" It is my teaching philosophy to bring all the wonderful things I've learned and share them with my students."

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 #1281

"Music should be taught to everyone!"

BAH Teacher #1419

"I always believe that a teacher must be able to teach differently according to the personality of the student."

BAH Teacher #2217

"My main goal as a teacher is to make every lesson fun and enjoyable yet effective and efficient."

BAH Teacher #2251

"A positive learning environment is the best way to keep my students inspired and motivated to learn. "

BAH Teacher #1526

"My duty as a teacher is to bring out my students' individual and innate musicality."

BAH Teacher #2235

"Learning an instrument is a journey."

BAH Teacher #1464

"I hope, through my teaching, to be able to inspire a new generation of musicians to carry it on. "

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 #998

"My approach is eclectic and open to all genres of music; and my method is designed individually for each student, based on what they want to achieve."

BAH Teacher #632

"My philosophy is to awake passion for music at any age!"

BAH Teacher #2237

"I believe in flexible instruction that is responsive to the unique needs and goals of my students and their families."

BAH Teacher #2010

"My goal is to have students play in the most natural, relaxing way possible while enjoying the instrument."

BAH Teacher #762

"I am a kind, friendly, and very patient person; and when it comes to teaching, I am very enthusiastic and interactive."

BAH Teacher #1628

"I was taught in the Suzuki and RCM methods and understand the values of both"

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 #1575

"My personal pedagogy is focused on creating a positive and encouraging environment to foster intellectual growth and development in my students. "

BAH Teacher #1505

"I have experience with the RCM curriculum and teaching in the Suzuki method. "

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. "

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.

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