Recommendations for great teachers for online violin lessons?
I am a complete beginner and my country is currently in quarantine so I cannot get any lessons.Does anyone have any recommendations on teachers or website for high quality face to face violin lessons?
I've taught online via Skype for over a decade. However, with complete beginners, it can be a little more difficult. Do you have a violin already (and is it reasonably in tune?) In any case, feel free to send me an email through my website (www.scottslapin.com, it's at the bottom of the page) and we can talk further!
Check out my teacher, Mirabai Peart. https://www.mirabaipeart.com Focused, detailed, patient, and talented. Good luck!
I would probably still look for a local program because SOMEDAY hopefully we can all get back to in-person lessons.
I agree with Susan. As an adult returner, I had to rework a lot of technique when I first started with my teacher. His being able to walk around me to see what I was doing and being able to manipulate my bow arm or left hand were both really helpful to me in the first couple of months. Now that my technique is in better shape, Skype lessons have not been too frustrating for my teacher, but he occasionally mentions that he wishes he could observe in person. As an absolute beginner, you may develop habits that will benefit from in-person correction down the road.
Nathan Cole has stated publicly that he does not really teach individual violin lessons any more, and if he did, he probably will not accept beginners.
Good teachers for beginners are rarely renowned violin teachers. They do quietly good, anonymous work in a local level.