Frequently asked questions

Online Violin Institute is open to adult beginners, regardless of prior musical experience. Our violin lessons are tailored to beginners, and we’ll guide you through music theory and reading sheet music as you progress. So even if you’re starting from scratch, don’t worry; we’ll help you become a proficient violinist.

Absolutely!

We’ve achieved excellent results teaching violin students remotely through Online Violin Institute, with the same level of success as in-person lessons. In fact, online learning may be a better option for some students than traditional face-to-face lessons. It’s a cost-effective and time-saving approach, allowing you to take violin lessons at a time that suits you, in the comfort of your own home or workspace.

Moreover, if you live in a remote area, it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to learn from some of the world’s finest adult violin teachers. We’ll guide you through proper cello techniques and ensure that you establish good habits from the start, so you can improve your violin playing skills.

A violin, a smartphone, tablet, or laptop are required. It’s really simple, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to get started.

Without a doubt! A smartphone performs admirably. Although a larger screen, such as a tablet or laptop, is preferable, we have discovered that smartphone remote violin lessons work extremely well!

Absolutely!

Learning to play the violin remotely is just as effective as in-person instruction. With modern technology, we can teach you all the fundamentals of violin playing, including proper bowing, finger placement, note-reading, timing, and much more. So, there’s no doubt that you can learn to play the violin like a pro as a complete beginner online.

Yes, upon request we can record your lessons for you. (We will provide you with a link where you can then download each recording.)

Yes, we can undoubtedly assist you in preparing for your graded exam. We can assist you in preparing for ABRSM, Trinity, or any other provider of your choice.

Definitely not. At Online Violin Institute, we firmly believe that there’s no age restriction to discover and delight in playing just for your own enjoyment.

Yes, we do offer taster lessons if you want to try prior to committing to regular violin lessons.

To be honest, any standard internet connection is more than adequate these days. If there are any problems during a lesson, they will be resolved with extra time. (Depending on the schedule, this could be at the same or a different lesson.) To summarise, any standard internet connection will suffice!

Yes, we can most certainly do so. In fact lessons over the telephone work amazingly well!

Yes, you do not need to sign up for any premium services. We use Zoom, which is completely free. If you prefer, we can deliver the lessons via Skype, GoToMeeting, or another service of your choice.

No, because we will make up for lost time at a later date. In the event of a total connection failure, we can also continue any lesson over the phone, or simply reschedule the time that has been lost.

To reschedule an online lesson, we require 24 hours’ notice. When you enrol in a course, you will be assigned a time slot, and we require a calendar month’s notice to discontinue your lessons.

At Online Violin Institute, we understand how difficult it can be for some busy professionals to attend their violin lessons on a regular basis. We will gladly accommodate you, but please notify us prior to signing up as any special requests are subject to availability.

Yes, absolutely. We teach guitar, piano, bass, cello, saxophone as well as singing.