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Violin Lessons for Absolute Beginners

by Merav Singer

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. This course has been designed to accommodate beginners new to the violin, as well as studied musicians seeking a review of the basics.

  • Course Duration12 Weeks

  • Course LevelBeginner

  • Instruction LanguageEnglish

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US$54(1-on-1 Class)

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Recommended - 1 Week = 1 Class

1 Class = 30 minutes

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Educator Profile

Merav Singer

30 Years Experience

From: United States

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:
    Basics of Violin, Violin For Beginners, Violin Lessons
  • Education

    Ph.D. in Enthomusicology from University of California, Berkeley

    M.A. in ethnomusicology from University of California, Berkeley

    M.M. in violin from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

    M.M. in violin from University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory

    B.A. in music and jewish Studies from Smith College

  • Work Details

    Violin teacher - Self-employed

    Lecturer in music - University of California, Berkeley

    Feelance violinist, including solo strolling violin - Self-employed

    Tutor for Hebrew and Torah chanting - Self-employed

    Translator and Copyeditor - Self-employed

    Program Coordinator - Jewish Gateways

    Academic Consultant - University Of California, Berkeley

    Teacher for Bar and Bat Mitzvah class - Congregation Netivot Shalom

    Founder and violinist - Meadowlark String Quartet

    Founder And Violinist - Trio Fontana

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.


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