I am wondering what different methods of Teaching and instruction that people have either used and or learned from and what did you find worked best for you?
I am a beginner, I have been playing Violin for roughly 2 weeks now, and I Play about 3-4 hours every day with my instructor and an additional 2-3 hours of practice on my own. My first lesson was just a few simple various exercises to learn the strings, different methods to hold the bow, the amount of pressure, and how to play scale, correct fingering, Posture and how to hold the neck. We worked on this for a few hours time until I was quite comfortable with it.
Afterwards, I was asked why I want to learn the violin, and what I want to play. We gathered the sheet music for the peaces I wanted to learn and we began working on each measure until I got it right, and whenever I lost a note I had to play scale until I found the correct Note again, and then continue repeating the measure until I was comfortable with it. He told me many teachers will spend hours on teaching a player the fundamentals to lay a proper foundation for the player but that it is his belief that you should jump right in and learn what it is you want to play so you are inspired to want to always better yourself and to develop those abilities on your own in order to improve your playing.
I was just wondering what methods your instructors used or for other teachers what methods you prefer to use in order to teach your students?
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