Hi, I'm a Software Engineering major currently studying at RIT. I've been interested in playing the violin for quite some time, and I finally went ahead and bought one.
Now all I needed was a teacher. Being a student, my budget was tight, so I did some investigating and found out that Karine Stone teaches private lessons as a free elective course.
So I'm planning to take that class, but I have two questions: firstly, the class requires an audition (I don't know what they're looking for) and I have no direct contact with Ms. Stone. So I think I'm either going to fail horribly at audition or she's going to be like "you're a noob" and get pissed off or something. If you started playing at the age of 2 and were teaching an absolutely new student (I can barely and slowly read music, though I can play by ear and tell when I'm off), how would you feel?
My second question is, since I have all of Summer before these classes actually begin in the Fall, should I try and get faster at reading music and figuring out where my fingers go? (eg: the note on the first line is first finger on E (F))
Or should I get a different, temporary teacher to be at least at some sort of level before I audition?
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