How to start learning to play Violen
I love music and love to play violin right from my childhood. But so far I do not know how to sing or have ever played a musical instrument.
Can you please suggest a way for me to start practicing violin.
Step 1: find a qualified private teacher.
I started with an adult group class. I thought it was a great way to know if I liked the violin or not in the long run (which I did! And then took individual lessons)
What part of starting violin are you questioning?
Go find a teacher, or go to a beginner music school (I guess you'll be with kids, but it doesn't matter). Buy a violin and start lessons or music school. A private teacher could be great because could help you buy a decent "cheap" violin. Otherwise you could end up buying a very bad violin.
Thanks for all the suggestions. To start with, is there any online classes that I can try. I think, this will help to understand myself if I have the real aptitude in Violin and interest. If not I am afraid I will end up irritating my teacher.
Wow, teachers are supposed to be patient with their students and don't get irritated with them, specially if you're a beginner. Ask in a local classical music store if possible, it's normally better than a general music store. Make some friends, ask if they know a good violin teacher that is willing to help a beginner. Online classes are something I don't like at all, they are cold and it's not the same thing.
Only take online lessons if you can't get access to a private tutor for whatever reason.
I always apologized to my last teacher when I played double-stops poorly. she had a great ear and I'm sure she was suffering, however she never got irritated by it.
I hope you will give yourself more than a month to decide whether you have "real aptitude" for the violin. I'm living proof that the violin can be thoroughly enjoyed without much by way of "real aptitude."
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