It has been a year in the making and I can’t believe all the stuff I learned along the way that I thought I would never know (like how to edit video)!
It has driven me to the brink of madness and divorce! (that might be an exaggeration)
It has allowed me to cyber-meet and talk to very cool violinists from all over the world!
We are at a crucial milestone in the life of Red Desert Violin: we are days away from launching our online lessons, called Fabulous Violin Fundamentals.
You can find a lot of great violin content on the Internet. My online violin lessons are different because they take beginners all the way through Suzuki Book 1 in a systematic way. No more mix and match of miscellaneous tips from all over the Web! Plus, they offer lots of help along the way.
I’ll tell you more about how you can learn violin online in upcoming posts, but for now, I wanted to get the word out and create a place for you to ask questions or post comments.
Love “VOILA”, too, and them (us).
I’m sorry but I don’t appreciate this teaser nor the email you sent me…now I have to check multiple times a day both this website and my mail to see if there is an update. When you say days away, how many days are we talking because I’m not sure if I can wait any longer. (I hope you see the humor.)
I am excited for a more systematic approach since my eyes are rolling into the back of my head from all the discussions and tidbits on violin playing online when all I want to do is start from the beginning.
Next week I will be starting my spring semester of college or in other words, living in a rental for half the week. So this makes me curious in how many students you will be taking, live chats ( flexibility since I’ll only be home Thursday night-weekend), and cost.
Stephy, I’ll admit you had me worried there for a sentence or two! I hear you–there is a LOT of great info about violin online, but it’s very often hit and miss. You get advice that is meant for pros along with stuff meant for children and beginners. I’ll send a message tomorrow with more details and follow it up a couple of days later with a sneak peek.
Hi Lora, best wishes and good luck with this project. Sounds fabulous indeed! Looking forward to hear about your and your students’ experiences.
Thanks Anne! I’m very confident that my students will be successful! Online Independent Learners are full of surprises. I’ve already been amazed at what they can do! Hey….Online Independent Learners…”OIL” ….I LOVE IT!
Oooh…”Violin Online Independent Learning Adults” “VOILA”!
I was hoping for a CD with sound files of the exercises to be sure my practice is accurate. It helps to learn a song if I can hear it first, the practice time is cut way down for me and the notes make more sense – it’s been many years since I could sight read music so I’m a bit rusty 😉 It also helps to play along and compare my tone to that on the CD. Live lessons would be ideal, of course, but I don’t know a teacher in my area.
Mary– You hit the nail on the head! LISTENING cuts way down on practice time! Amen sister! Don’t worry, my Online Lessons are going to have TONS of listening tools, including Play-Along videos in Slow, Medium, and Fast tempos. Also, there will be downloadable MP3’s of the entire Book 1 with violin and piano, (yours truly playing with my friend Jed Moss), so you can burn it to CD or load it onto your mp3 player to take advantage of time in the car, walking the dog, chopping wood, or spinning yarn! There’s even more than that, but I will describe all the juicy details in my next broadcast emails, coming VERY soon. I’m sure you’ll find these tools to be what you were hoping for. (I’ve been there!) –Lora
I ordered it from Amazon and was disappointed that it did not come with a CD. Haven’t looked at it much yet…
What were you hoping would be on the CD?
My Suzuki book has arrived and I’m ready to get started 🙂
That’s great, Mary! Where did you get your Suzuki book?