Stages of Violin Lessons for Adults in Singapore
Stages of Learning the Violin
The violin is a versatile instrument that can be used to create a spectrum of human emotions which range from a stormy sea to a gentle breeze. It is rightly called the ‘Queen of Instruments’, as it is used in a variety of musical styles. Learning to play this instrument is daunting to some people. However, with perseverance and patience, you can master this beautiful instrument in five easy stages.
Selecting a good teacher at the Violin Academy of Singapore
The right teacher is a talented musician with excellent teaching skills. This is the most important stage of learning to play the violin, as a good teacher will equip you with the fundamental skills required to play the violin via the music. We will use a method that incorporates essential exercises and scales that will challenge and inspire you, while we guide you on your journey towards mastering the violin. Teachers are meant to provide guidance and to help you learn to play the instrument. However, it is up to you to imbibe their teachings and put it to use during your daily practice sessions. We can even accomodate adults of all skill levels for violin lessons at our academy in Singapore, so rest assured that you are covered!
Acquire a student-quality violin and bow
The next crucial stage is to purchase a student-quality violin and bow. The violin does not necessarily have to be pricey. All that is required at this juncture, especially if you are a beginner, is the correct instrument that helps you to understand the basics of the violin’s architecture and the manner in which they have to be set-up. With the bridge and nut correctly adjusted and shaped the sound post in the right place with great strings and good pegs. It is also important to remember that a good bow is required to compliment the violin.
Detailed listening is the third stage of learning to play the violin. Now, you will have to listen to musical pieces that you intend on learning repeatedly. As you intently tune into the music, the finer details of the piece will slowly begin to fill your mind and soul as the melody gradually gets etched into your subconscious. Experiencing the music and listening to the melodies is the best way to learn tunes.
Set aside a little time every day to practice the violin, preferably in the AM. Arranging your practice space in such a way, that it is easy to initiate practice goes a long way in mental preparation. In addition to this, starting practice sessions with easy warm-up exercises, which are played along with the recording also aids in cultivating this habit. Initially, this task is a little daunting, but over time daily practice sessions will slowly become part of your everyday routine, and you will find yourself practising even when you don’t feel like it.
Build your musical environment
This is the final stage. The environment that surrounds you will influence your progress. Thus, it is vital to envelope yourself with a musical environment that will nurture your musical capabilities. Associating with other musicians, observing their styles of playing and learning from other musicians will help you on your violin journey