Designed for the absolute violin beginner, this step-by-step video tutorial covers the basic foundation in mastering the art of playing the violin. This beginner violin basic 2 course is suitable for students who have basic foundation for violin, or have completed the Violin basic 1 course.
Designed for the absolute violin beginner, this step-by-step
video tutorial covers the basic foundation in mastering the art of playing the violin.
Subtitles are added to each video and where applicable, music notation and scores are incorporated so that you can cross-reference practical practice to theory. This basic 1 violin course is usually covered in traditional face to face coaching over 12 lessons. Valued at USD$500, you can grab this at a special price of US$89
Once you have mastered the basics in this course, you can move on to our power-packed Basic 2 violin course. Ready to start lessons but need a violin? Contact Stradivari Strings to arrange.
This beginner violin basic 2 course is suitable for students who have basic foundation for violin, or have completed the Violin basic 1 course.
Subtitles are added to each video and where applicable, music notation and scores are incorporated so that you can cross-reference practical practice to theory. This basic 2 violin course is usually covered in traditional face to face coaching over 12 lessons. Valued at USD$650, grab yours at USD$149 now. Ready to start lessons but need a violin? Contact Stradivari Strings to arrange:
Access the Violin basic 1 and 2 course for a bundle price of $199
This is a savings of $39!
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MEET OUR violin teachers
(Associate Principal (Violin). Singapore Symphony Orchestra)
Michael has been with the SSO since 1990 and is now Associate Principal of the Second Violin. He was born in Kuala Lumpur and started studies on the violin at the age of nine. After obtaining his Performer’s Diploma, he left for Germany to study with Professor Igor Ozim at the Music University of Cologne. Upon graduation Michael worked with the Beisel Ensemble and the Rhine Chamber Orchestra. In 1983 Michael was a prize-winner of the Junior Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in Folkstone, Kent, United Kingdom.
(Violinist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra)
Born in Singapore, Yeo Teow Meng commenced studies on the violin at the age of eight. Awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Commission (Singapore) in 1982, he furthered his studies with Lyndall Hendrickson and Gunnar Crantz in Adelaide at the South Australian College of Advanced Education. Upon graduation he worked with the State Opera of South Australia as well as various chambers groups and has been with the SSO since 1986.
A professional level violin teacher, Joanne graduated from Northeast Nornal University (Chang Chun of China) in 2001, attaining Bachelors degree in music teaching. She is also familiar with the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of Music) and Trinity exam board grading system, having attained ABRSM.grade 8 (Distinction) in 2006, In 2020, she graduated from NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) obtaining music diploma in teaching.
Joanne started coaching in 2001, with a combination of private violin students as well as students in various music schools. Since 2015 she is also an approved MOE (Ministry of Education) CCA Music instructor for various government schools. These include: MGS Primary School, MAris Stella Primary, Punggol Green Primary, Northland Primary, Frontier Primary, ACS Primary, Raffles Girls Primary, Guang Yang Primary, Dunman Secondary.
Joanne can coach violin practical beginner to diploma level, also music theory from grade 1 to grade 8.
Local violinist, Clement Lim has been teaching in Singapore as a full time violin instructor since 1995.
Born in 1972, Mr. Lim started his journey in practical violin at the age of 8. He had received his violin training with several renowned violinists. Among were Pavel Prantl (first SSO concertmaster); Chua Lik Wuk; Kong Zhao Hui – members of SSO. Lynette Lim.
As a teaching instructor, Mr. Lim has taught both as individual freelance teacher as well as group teacher among local schools. Schools that he has taught inclusive of Nanyang Primary; Catholic High Primary; Methodist Girls School; Maha Bohdi Primary and others. He is currently also an MOE approved AMIS instructor.
Mr Lim was a member of the Singapore Youth Orchestra (1986-88) , and had participated twice in ASEAN Music Workshop as orchestral player (both in Brunei and Jakarta) as one of representatives of our local nation.
Mr. Lim attained certification under ABRSM Practical Violin Grade 8 (1992) and ABRSM Advanced Certificate in Violin Performance (1995).
(Violin, Music Theory)
Sarah achieved Masters in Music degree in violin performance from Schulich School of Music (Montreal, Canada) in 2018. Prior to that, she achieved Bachelor’s in Music in violin performance from Eastman School of Music (New York, USA) in 2016.
She has been teaching since 2010 in Singapore and Montreal, and has been full time violin coach since 2020. Sarah has experience coaching students from age 4 to adults.
Sarah also has vast performance experience in Chamber and Orchestra. Notable ones include: Thunderbay Symphony Orchestra (2018-2020), National Academy Orchestra (2019-2020), Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra (2017), Mcgill Symphony Orchestra (2016-2018), Orford Orchestra Academy (2016), Roundtop Festival Orchestra Principal 2nd Violin (2016), Eastman Philharmonic (2013-2016), Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra (2012).
Violin teacher Yentl has been teaching since 2015 and has experience coaching students aged 6 and above, including adult students. Good track record of student improvement & progress in the form of ABRSM practical examinations of all grades, and stage performances. Yentl has Tinity LTCL Performance Diploma qualifications in the Violin. Currently studying under Una Lauw of the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Singapore. She studied under Professor Lanku Chen to attain Suzuki Vol. 1 Teacher Certificate in 2016.
((Violin, Piano, Keyboard, Theory))
Siak Lee achieved ABRSM grade 8 qualification in violin and piano. She is currently pursuing Diploma qualifications in both music instruments. She has ABRSM grade 5 qualification in music theory and currently pursuing ABRSM grade 8 theory.
She started coaching violin and piano in 2015. She scored Gold in the National Music Strings Orchestra Competition as a violinist and soloist. In 2016, she was selected to attend Clement Curtin Violin masterclasses and was recognized for her skills. In 2018 she was awarded Silver in Euroasia Competition.
Tevy graduated from La Salle Singapore & Kingston University (DIP. BA in violin music performance, Hons upper 2nd Division) in 1998. He also has piano as minor study for his Dip. BA. He has 9 years of solid coaching experience with private students as well as in music schools.
Tevy’s appreciation of western classical music originated from his coaches from Singapore and UK. Notably, he took master classes from Mr Jonathan Rees (a recipient of the BBC Award violinist in 1978).
He has performed in numerous ensemble and orchestra in both countries. He has also performed with the London Korean Community Orchestra in the 1990’s. As such he has a cosmopolitan and international outlook.Tevy’s students come from all walks of life, from 4 year old to adults. He also performed with his students at Woodlands Regional Library Recital Hall, Singapore Chinese Girl’s School (2015), and at the ABRSM High Scorer’s concert at Suntec City (1999).
What are the benefits of online violin lessons as compared to face to face violin classes? There are some students who prefer one to the other. Here, let me go through in detail the benefits of both options so that you can make an informed decision on which option to go for.
Save time: Private online violin classes can save you time. You can have your lessons in the comfort of your home or office without the need to travel to your teacher’s studio or to a music school. Think about this – you do not need to get on the bus or train to travel to your teacher’s location. Worse scenario is to travel during peak traffic hours and endure traffic jams. On top of this, you also need to carry your violin case for the journey. If you have weekly lessons and assuming that you travel one and a half hours return trip each time, online lessons save you seventy-eight hours of travel time! All these travel time compounded can be better made use of in other productive pursuits.
Save money: If you learn violin online, there are two options. One option will be to purchase a violin course which has been pre recorded and learn to play the violin by following the step by step tutorial in the course.
Stradivari Strings has coached thousands of violin students since year 2010. With this experience, we have created a series of videos which mirrors the lesson plan for our face to face lessons. We have painstakingly created these on-demand, violin lessons which you can purchase for access here:
Master The Violin Basic 1 Course
Master The Violin Basic 2 Course
We also have a bundle deal whereby you save even more:
Violin Two Course Bundle
The other option to learn violin online is to engage a violin teacher to coach you live, one to one, over an online platform like Zoom, Skype, Google hangouts, WhatsApp video or facetime. Either way, you are likely to save money opting for online violin lessons since your violin teacher will save time travelling as well.
Flexible timing: With online violin classes which are pre recorded courses, you can access this on demand and based on you schedule. This is very suitable for students who fall in to the following categories (A) students who have very busy work or study schedule, hence cannot locate a coach who has the same time availability for lessons (b) students who work shift hours and have erratic schedule. Hence cannot commit to same day and time for lessons. Here, it is noted that most violin teachers or music schools prefer students to commit to a fixed day and time each week for lessons. This makes it easier for them to plan teaching schedule. So online classes are certainly more flexible in terms of timing.
Neutral in Location:Online music lessons are neutral in location.
You can be based anywhere in the world and you can be studying under any violin teacher located anywhere! Unlike face to face lessons whereby you are limited by the geographical area near you, the choice of teachers if you decide to start online lessons is limitless! As long as you both have a mutually agreed time to plan lessons, you are good to go.
Next, I will go through what you should prepare, so as to fully benefit from online music lessons:
1. Use your laptop, desktop or Ipad instead of your mobile phone. The screen of your mobile phone is too small. With a bigger screen such as that of a laptop, you can view the bowing pattern, see the finger positions, posture and so on in greater detail.
2. Ensure that you have strong wifi connection wherever you have your online lesson. A weak wifi connection will cause the video to lag and disrupt the pace of the lesson.
3. Find a quiet environment to set up your electronic equipment. You should be able to hear your violin coach and not get distracted by noise or people around you. If you are having the online lesson at home, and you have pets or small kids at home, get an adult to look after them while you are having lessons.
If you are looking to learn a music instrumentonline, look for one of the best violin schools — Stradivari Strings.