Violin has a very unique sound and it is a very delicate instrument. You can produce magic sound from its little box. But before producing a nice sound, you need to know how to play it properly.
Here are the 5 advices I would suggest to a violin beginner:
Advice #1: Find a good Violin Teacher.
Before you touch the violin, finding a violin teacher is your priority. When playing violin, our hand and muscle will build up their memory while doing any tiny movements, good or bad. A good violin tutor can give you proper and correct guidelines for everything before your fingers and muscles remember wrong things.
Advice #2: Do Private Lessons for Sure.
Group class or private lesson? Of course group class could save you some money at the beginning, but you are going to spend more in order to make corrections if you learn something wrong in a group class. Private lessons are one on one. Your teacher can teach you based on your progress.
Advice #3: Rent a Violin.
There are so many brands of violin out there. What violin fits you? What price of violin shall you get? Hiring a violin before buying one is always a good choice before you know this instrument more. Remember, don’t get something from Trademe or through the internet. The problem of buying a cheap violin from the internet is that it may cost you more to fix it if the violin setting is wrong.
Advice #4: Make Up your Mind.
It will be a commitment to learn how to play violin. Make up your mind before learning violin, this is the advice not only for the student (an adult learner or a kid) also for the one who accompanies the violin learner. You need to set up your practice routine and lesson time. A good violin teacher can help you with this as well.
Advice #5: Ready, Set, Go!
Once you decide to learn violin, do all the preparations right away and start to learn from today.
You have so many things to do before knowing how to play a song on violin. However, it is so rewarding when you hear the beautiful sound that comes from that little box.