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Alex's Suzuki Violin Studio

Mesa, AZ 85206
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Alex’s Suzuki Violin Studio is a business in Mesa that offers violin lessons using the Suzuki teaching method, which centers on the belief that music education should start at a young age and should incorporate listening skills, repetition, and above all, instruction that continues at home after weekly lessons conclude. The business’s website has information about tuition rates, payment methods, and a Frequently Asked Questions page to help parents decide if Suzuki violin lessons are right for their child.

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Arizona Music Academy

Tempe, AZ 85284
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Arizona Music Academy has locations in Tempe and Chandler and offers personalized private lessons in piano, drums, classical, electric, and acoustic guitar, and other band and orchestra instruments like the cello, violin, mandolin, and more. The academy puts on recitals and occasionally hosts camps, music clinics, and workshops. Arizona Music Academy also offers 10-week early childhood development sessions for babies and children under five.

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Brindley's Music Center

Chandler, AZ 85225
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Brindley’s Music Center in Chandler sells and rents a range of musical instruments and accessories. The store also repairs instruments and offers private lessons in guitar, ukulele, trombone, violin, cello, flute, baritone, and many others. Brindley’s Music Center has some of its instruments listed on Reverb. Each instrument for which the center offers lessons has a page containing information about the instructors with experience teaching the instrument, along with their personal biographies and hourly rates.

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Brio Music Learning Studio

Avondale, AZ 85323
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Brio Music Learning Studio is a business in Avondale that offers lessons to children and adults in piano, guitar, drums, flute, French horn, trumpet, violin, viola, and more. The studio also offers Kindermusik classes from a certified Kindermusik educator and summer camp programs ranging from music movement classes for preschoolers to intermediate-level ensemble groups.

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Buchanan Music

Mesa, AZ 85203
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Buchanan Music in Mesa has been in operation for over 35 years as a fully stocked music store with everything from new and used instruments to music accessories. The store also rents and repairs instruments. Buchanan Music offers music lessons for instruments including the piano, guitar, bass, cello, violin, viola, as well as brass and woodwind instruments. The business is a proud partner of Students Opening Up Doors with Strings, a nonprofit organization that supplies quality strings instruments, mentorship, and lessons to young children whose families may not otherwise be able to afford to further their child’s musical education at the time.

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Cindy Baker

Phoenix, AZ 85023
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Cindy Baker of Phoenix is a professional violinist and a member of Professional Musicians of Arizona, Chamber Music America, and Early Music America. She currently serves as the principal second violin in the Arizona Opera Orchestra. Cindy offers violin lessons and lists credentials on her website that have contributed to her teaching philosophies. For example, she has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University and continues her education by participating in workshops put on by the American String Teachers Association and Arizona Suzuki Association.

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Desert Ridge Music Academy

Phoenix, AZ 85024
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Desert Ridge Music Academy is a music school in Phoenix that offers music lessons without tuition contracts and on a flexible schedule. Students can learn piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, violin, and more for ages 10 and up. The school also offer instrument rentals and repairs and has an in-house stage to help keep student recitals free for students, parents, and friends.

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Megyn Neff

Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Megyn Neff in Phoenix has a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Northern Arizona University and has played in multiple chamber and opera orchestras. Her interests include classical, gypsy, Klezmer, Americana folk, bluegrass, and Cajun fiddle styles of music. Megyn plays and special events and is in the recording studio for different purposes frequently. She is a certified Suzuki violin teacher and offers both private lessons and group classes in her home studio for students of all ages, including adults. Other qualifications include her status as an Arizona Suzuki Association board member and her being a guest teacher at the Chaparral MusicFest Suzuki Academy.

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Patricia Cole

Tempe, AZ 85281
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Patricia Cole is a professional violinist in Tempe who specializes in playing classical music. She has performed with artists like Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Kanye West, and others. Patricia is available to perform at events and offers violin and viola lessons to students ages four and above. Patricia is a proponent of the Suzuki method of learning and uses it in lessons for her younger students. She requires that parents attend their child’s weekly session to observe and take notes so that they may aid in the child’s learning process at home on a daily basis.

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PhxViolin.com

Glendale, AZ 85302
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PhxViolin.com is the website of Robert Dunger, who currently teaches music to preschool- through high school-aged students at the American School of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Before teaching abroad, he was concertmaster of the Tempe Symphony Orchestra. Robert offers online violin lessons to students of all skill levels and starting as early as four years old using Skype and mobile applications, as well as traditional readings. Robert offers a 30-minute trial lesson free of charge for prospective students.

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San Marcos Music Academy

Chandler, AZ 85225
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San Marcos Music Academy in Chandler offers lessons in piano, guitar and bass, violin and viola, flute, clarinet, mallet percussion, the trombone, and more. The music school is open until 9 p.m. on weeknights for convenient scheduling. San Marcos Music Academy rents out studio space to groups or individuals who need a place to practice their musical instruments, and puts on summer camps where students who play different instruments can come together to rehearse and play in a group setting.

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Suzuki Violin Studio of Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Suzuki Violin Studio of Phoenix is a violin and viola studio that offers Suzuki-based lessons to children in the Phoenix area. The founder and director has been teaching music for over 15 years and is certified to teach Violin Books one through six with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is a first violinist in the Tempe Symphony. One happy parent said in a review, "Mrs. Lia Taylor is a one in a million teacher. The amount of care and attention to detail she possesses is rare. In combination with consistent work at home, your child will develop excellent skills in the areas of listening and musicality. As an educator myself, I can appreciate her approach. She holds children accountable and she will do whatever it takes to help your child succeed.”

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The Scottsdale Studio of Music

Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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The Scottsdale Studio of Music teaches guitar, piano, singing, cello, clarinet, and other instruments in private lessons for students ages four to 18, private lessons for adults, group classes for kids, and private instruction for special needs youth. The studio uses incentives such as participation medals and achievement certificates for continued learners to encourage students and keep them motivated. Students are encouraged to perform in studio-organized recitals, and advanced students may take advantage of the studio’s recording equipment to showcase their talents.

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Violin Virtue-osity

Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Violin Virtue-osity is a violin studio in Phoenix that offers private violin lessons to students ages seven and above. Lessons cater to a student’s preferred style and learning goals, but always include the mastery of studies including scales, etudes, vibrato, rhythm, and positions. Students have both formal and informal performance opportunities ranging from playing for other students and parents in the studio to annual or semi-annual recitals. Students who are more advanced have the option to participate in group ensembles numbering between two and six students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Violin lessons are professionally taught courses and one-on-one instruction sessions that help individuals of varying ages learn how to play and understand the fundamentals of the instrument. While specific lesson plans can vary among instructors, beginning violin students typically learn how to hold the instrument correctly, bowing techniques, tuning, and how to play scales.

Violin students are also assigned etudes, or shorter musical compositions to help sharpen their skills and build confidence in performing. In addition to individual lessons and group instruction, violin lessons are also taught at community colleges, music camps, and performing arts schools.

How do you start learning to play the violin?

You can start learning to play the violin by taking lessons. Violin lessons are available for students at all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Lessons with a skilled instructor help students learn everything from the basics of holding the instrument and understanding scales to how to play advanced sonatas.

Is violin hard to learn?

The violin is considered a difficult instrument to learn. However, with continued practice, many students can become advanced players within four years. Learning violin may be easier for some students than others, depending on how comfortable they are with the instrument, along with their overall comprehension of the sheet music and violin techniques.

How do you learn violin notes?

To learn violin notes, a student must first learn about the staff and clef, or the lines on sheet music pages, then they must learn the names of each note, which are A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Students who can pick up notes by listening, or "play by ear," may be able to learn violin notes without sheet music.

Can you learn to play the violin by yourself?

It is possible to learn to play the violin by yourself if you can read music and follow violin instruction either through books or online tutorials. Additionally, certain people have the ability to recognize violin notes in songs and repeat them on the instrument.

How long does it take to learn the violin?

Certain violin songs can be learned within two to three months, however this can vary based on a student's overall comprehension of the instrument. With continual practice, many students can become skilled violinists within three to five years.

Is playing the violin harder than playing the guitar?

While players' specific experiences can vary, in general, it's believed that playing the violin is harder than playing the guitar. This is due to factors such as playing postures, instrument size, and the fact that guitars are designed with fretboards that aid in creating notes, while violins don't have fretboards.

Can I learn violin online?

Adults and children can learn violin online through various video chat platforms. These platforms allow instructors and students to communicate in real time, similar to in-person lessons. Courses available online range from beginner basics to advanced techniques.

What age to start violin lessons?

In general, the best age for children to start violin lessons is between five and six years old, but children as young as age three can start lessons with modified instruments. However, there's no set age requirement to start violin lessons, so adults can also begin learning violin at any age.

Am I too old to learn violin?

No one is ever too old to learn the violin or any musical instrument. While it can take up to eight years of continuous training to become proficient, a positive mindset and an eagerness to learn combined with continued practice make it possible for students of all ages to learn the violin.

How much are violin lessons?

Violin lessons for children and adults can cost between $15 and $100. Half-hour lessons generally start at $15, while hour-long sessions can start at $40. An instructor may charge more or less depending on their specific qualifications, and lessons provided by  community colleges and music schools are generally covered by the cost of tuition.

How much do violin lessons cost for adults?

On average, violin lessons for adults range between $15 and $35 per half hour and $40 to $100 per hour. Specific prices may be higher depending on the experience and qualifications of the instructor and the skill level of the student, which is rated on a scale of one through seven.

Why is the violin called the devil\'s instrument?

The violin is sometimes referred to as "the devil's instrument" based on a story that the 19th century violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini sold his soul to the devil in order to play so well. Additionally, some early Christians associated music, dancing, and parties with the devil.

What is an old violin called?

An old violin is called a fiddle. The term started in Europe, and it's considered an informal name for the violin in the United States. When Americans refer to the fiddle, they most often are speaking of Scottish and French traditional violin styles, as well as American bluegrass and Cajun fiddling.

Is a violin a fiddle?

Violins and fiddles are essentially the same instrument, however, fiddles have steel core while violins generally have synthetic core strings. The main difference between a violin and a fiddle is the way the instrument is played. Violins are considered classical instruments and fiddle players can be more diverse in their song selections.

How much would a Stradivarius violin cost?

While exact prices vary, Stradivarius violins are valued at approximately $2 million or more. There are only 650 original Stradivarius violins in existence today, and they're considered the most expensive violins in the world. Copies of Stradivarius violins range in price from $50 to $50,000.

How old is a Stradivarius violin?

The first Stradivarius violins date back to 1666. The violins were crafted by various members of the Stradivari family, with Antonio Stradivari being the most well-known designer and builder. The family also built violas and cellos, along with various other stringed instruments.

How can you tell if you have a Stradivarius violin?

A common way to determine if your violin is a Stradivarius is to check if it has “Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno [date]” printed on its label. However, it can be difficult to determine whether the inscription is real. Stradivarius violins are also more stiffened in the middle section and have a tightened radius in the upper corner.

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