Violin Lessons for Absolute Beginners

First Name
Merav
Last Name
Singer
Course Summary

Violin for Beginners is a course built with beginners in mind. It takes place in one weekly course, lasting 30 minutes, over the duration of 12 weeks. This course will cover foundational information such as violin technique, ear training, practice strategies, music theory, and musicality-an exploration of your unique musical talent. Students will begin this course learning with classical music, however, once basic training is completed instructor Singer will arrange an individualized repertoire based on the musical preferences and style of each individual.

Lives In

Daly City, CA
United States

Course Duration
12 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$54.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Merav
Last Name
Singer
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Basics of Violin
Violin Lessons
Violin For Beginners
Study Details
Ph.D. in Enthomusicology
University of California, Berkeley
M.A. in ethnomusicology
University of California, Berkeley
M.M. in violin
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
M.M. in violin
University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory
B.A. in music and jewish Studies
Smith College
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Self-employed
Organization / Institute Name
University of California, Berkeley
Organization / Institute Name
Self-employed
Organization / Institute Name
Self-employed
Organization / Institute Name
Self-employed
Organization / Institute Name
Jewish Gateways
Organization / Institute Name
University Of California, Berkeley
Organization / Institute Name
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Organization / Institute Name
Meadowlark String Quartet
Organization / Institute Name
Trio Fontana
Organization / Institute Name
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra
Organization / Institute Name
Kansas City Symphony

Course Details

This course will begin with an overview of instrument anatomy and care and will continue laying the foundation for proper violin placement, left-hand techniques, muscular dexterity, and posture. The course progresses to essential music theory lessons including reading sheet music, learning the scales, and understanding key signatures. Once the basic subjects are mastered, students will learn essential pitch and rhythm, as well as ear training to ensure students are able to naturally interpret and respond to instrumental feedback. Finally, instructor Singer will guide individuals through the process of exploring their unique sound and inherent musicality. Is there a song you've always wanted to play? Instructor Merav Singer can arrange it for you so that it's just at your level.  Although you will start off with classical music to build a solid technique, by the end of the year you'll be playing your dream song.

An experienced educator, Instructor Singer has developed a lesson plan to accommodate children, as well as adult and senior learners. Merav Singer’s online violin course is open to hobbyists, as well as aspiring professional musicians. Upon successful completion of this course, students can expect to be ready to confidently play a beginner’s repertoire.

About the Instructor: Instructor Merav Singer began studying violin at the young age of six with Lydia Mordokovitch as well as a student at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. Singer attained a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Smith College and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory. Later, Singer continued to add to her education further by achieving a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California in Berkeley. During Singer’s professional career she has played with the Kansas City Symphony, toured Europe with the Camerata Lawrence, and performed with her own ensembles; the Meadowlark String Quartet, and Trio Fontana. Independently, Singer plays solo for public and private audiences while passing on her education as a lecturer in Music Theory and Ear Training at UC Berkeley.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

In playing the violin you take time for yourself, develop your musicality, keep your mind and body supple, and create an island of peace in your day. As you stretch yourself to master new skills, you will learn about yourself and grow into who you can be. Merav Singer is here to guide you and encourage you on this journey.

Prerequites

As a beginner's course, there are no required prerequisites before enrollment. Those seeking to enroll will need a violin and bow of their own along with pen and paper for notetaking. Before enrolling, students need to ensure they have the time to commit to weekly 30-minute sessions as well as an independent practice to ensure they get the most of their course.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

Click on Enrol corresponding to the Section that matches your schedule.
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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Mon 06:00 PM - 06:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Mon 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Tue 08:30 PM - 09:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section D
Wed 07:00 PM - 07:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section E
Sat 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 6 or above can join this course.
Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.

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