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Zoom Violin Lessons

I'm Hannah Littlechild, whether you're just starting out or seeking to hone your skills, my personalised online lessons cater to your specific goals and pace of learning. With years of experience as an instructor, I'm committed to providing convenient and effective guidance to help you progress on the violin from the comfort of your own home.


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Hannah Littlechild - Professional Violin Teacher

Zoom Violin Lessons Teacher - Hannah Littlechild
My Mission

Lessons Tailored To You

I have played both violin and piano since I was ten, and it’s been a passion in my life to pass on the wonderful skill to others. I’m currently studying towards a Master’s degree in violin performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. I specialise in classical music and love playing in orchestras and doing chamber playing. I have extensive experience in teaching, especially younger children as I worked in a nursery, as well as working as a private nanny and music tutor. I am originally from Suffolk, but I am now based in London for my studies.

Prices

£24.00 per 1/2 hour, £35.00 per hour

Violin Teacher

Hannah Littlechild

Location

Online via Skype, Zoom & More
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Student Advice

Personalised Learning Experience

With my private lessons conducted via Zoom, each student receives individual attention. This tailor-made approach ensures that the lesson plan is aligned with the student's ability level and musical goals, making every beginner a good candidate for success.

As an experienced teacher, I am able to share sheet music effortlessly and use camera angles to demonstrate techniques clearly. This means that even the more subtle changes in hand position or bowing technique can be effectively communicated.

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Hao yi Chai

Hao yi Chai

EDUCATION Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music) with Honours University of Malaya, 2007-2010 HONOURS & AWARDS Grade 8 Piano, ABRSM 2006 Grade 8 Theory of Music, ABRSM, 2012 Grade 8 Violin, ABRSM , 2016 Grade 6 Cello, ABRSM, 2018 Experienced Music Teacher with a 19-year tenure specializing in piano, cello, violin, and music theory instruction. Proven track record of guiding students to merits and distinction grades, primarily within the ABRSM, Trinity, and IMEB boards. Tailors lessons to individual needs, emphasizing a balanced approach to technical proficiency and artistic expression.

Lesson Prices:

A$ 36 per 1/2 hour, A$70 per hour

Hannah Messerschmidt

Hannah Messerschmidt

Hello! My name is Hannah, and I've been teaching music for almost a decade now, and playing it for twenty five years. I hold a masters degree in music performance, and have spent the last six years working in collegiate music as a private piano teacher, hired accompanist, and adjunct music professor. I also run a studio of private students in piano, violin, viola, and voice, and have taught four years of strings at an elementary school.

Lesson Prices:

$30 per 1/2 hour, $60 per hour

Fiona Richards

Fiona Richards

I am an enthusiastic and energetic teacher and have twenty years of experience sharing my love and knowledge of music and violin/viola playing with students of all ages. I come from the UK where I studied at Trinity College of Music, London, and the University of Southampton, and I have recently moved to the beautiful corrézien French countryside. At the moment I teach predominantly online, working with international students. I have taught for music services in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Enfield and in a variety of public and state schools, and privately.

Lesson Prices:

£20.00 per 1/2 hour, £36.00 per hour

Advice for New Students

Benefit of Online Violin Lessons

In the shifting landscape of music instruction, Zoom violin lessons have emerged as a dynamic and flexible method for learning to play the violin, catering to students of all ages and skill levels.

One significant advantage of online violin lessons is the convenience they offer. Students can learn from the comfort of their own home, making it easier to fit practice and lessons around a busy schedule. This aspect is particularly beneficial for those with limited access to a local violin teacher or for those who live in areas where finding a great teacher is a challenge.

High-Quality Sound and Visuals

The concern regarding audio quality during online lessons has been greatly mitigated by Zoom's feature to 'enable original sound,' which preserves the natural sound of the violin.

Coupled with suggestions for a good microphone and advice on setting up the room for optimal sound quality, video lessons become a rich learning experience. Teachers can hear and listen to sound nuances, ensuring that they can provide feedback and suggestions to students, just as they would in person.

Flexibility and Access

Zoom lessons offer more than just flexibility in scheduling; they open up a world where beginners and advanced players alike have access to more teachers with diverse teaching styles and specialisations. This increased access breaks down geographical barriers and allows students to find a teacher that truly resonates with their learning style.

Engaging and Interactive

Learning violin online is far from being a passive experience. Teaching online has evolved, with teachers using technology to make lessons as interactive and engaging as possible.

From utilising different camera angles to help students get a closer look at finger placements to sharing screen for sheet music, the online violin lessons are designed to keep you involved and motivated. And yes, there’s always room for fun – incorporating games and challenges tailored to your lesson.

Sheet Music Essentials for Aspiring Violinists

Understanding the Basics

Start with grasping the basics of music theory. A good violin teacher can introduce you to the essentials during your online lessons. This includes reading musical notations, rhythms, and understanding key signatures. Teaching online, especially in a private lessons format, allows the teacher to tailor the lesson plan to your pace, focusing on areas that need improvement.

Incorporating Music Theory into Everyday Practice

Implement music theory exercises into your daily practice routine. A little bit each day can significantly enhance your ability to read and interpret sheet music quickly. As your violin teacher, I can suggest specific exercises focused on areas relevant to the pieces you are working on. This could be during a Zoom meeting or any platform where lessons online are conducted.

Engage in Active Listening

Active listening is a powerful tool for improving music theory comprehension. Listen to a wide variety of violin music, paying close attention to how the sheet music translates into sound.

Don't hesitate to ask for specific feedback on your music theory during individual lessons. As your violin teacher, I will provide constructive advice and can offer additional online resources or exercises to tackle your problem areas.

Remember, teaching online offers a unique opportunity for personalised learning, making it easier to address common questions and challenges.

Make It Fun

Finally, learning music theory doesn't have to be dry or daunting. Many teachers incorporate games or fun exercises into lessons online to make the learning process enjoyable and I am no different. This keeps you motivated and makes it easier to absorb complex concepts.

Unraveling the Violin in Music Lessons

For beginners, stepping into the world of violin through lessons can be both exciting and daunting. Here's how to make the most of your violin lessons, whether online:

Understanding Your Violin

Before you can play, you must understand the parts of your violin and how they work together. A good violin teacher will start your first lesson by introducing you to your instrument—its body, strings, bow, and how to care for them. This knowledge forms the foundation of your playing technique.

Basic Techniques

Playing the violin involves mastering a few basic techniques:

  • Bow Hold: How you hold the bow determines the quality of sound. It's about finding a balance between grip and fluid movement.
  • Finger Placement: Learning where to place your fingers on the fingerboard to produce the right notes is crucial.
  • Posture: A correct posture ensures you can play comfortably for longer periods without strain.

Reading Sheet Music

Reading violin sheet music is like learning a new language. Your violin lessons will gradually introduce you to sheet music, starting with simple notes and rhythms. Online resources and individual lessons can supplement your learning, offering exercises to practice your newfound skills.

Practice Makes Perfect

Regular practice is the bedrock of mastering the violin. Incorporating the techniques and pieces you learn in lessons into your daily practice schedule will accelerate your progress. Your violin teacher can help devise a lesson plan tailored to your progress and goals.

Patience and Persistence

Finally, learning the violin requires patience and persistence. Progress might seem slow at times, but every lesson, every piece of sheet music you decipher, and every note you play correctly brings you one step closer to fluency in the musical language of the violin.

Unraveling the violin in online music lessons centres on understanding your instrument, mastering basic playing techniques, learning to read sheet music, leveraging technology for learning, and committing to regular practice. With the guidance of a dedicated violin teacher and a personalised lesson plan, students of all ages and levels can learn to express themselves through the beautiful language of violin music.

Advanced Online Violin Lessons for Intermediate & Advanced Students

For students who have moved beyond the basics and are looking to deepen their mastery over the violin, advanced online violin lessons present a unique opportunity.

At this stage, students are likely familiar with reading sheet music and have a grasp of fundamental techniques. Now, the focus shifts towards refining your artistry, exploring complex pieces, and perhaps, even preparing for performances or competitions.

Expanding Your Musical Repertoire

Advanced lessons will introduce more challenging sheet music, encouraging you to broaden your musical repertoire. This includes learning pieces from different genres and composers, which not only enhances your versatility as a musician but also deepens your appreciation for the instrument's range. As your teacher I can help source sheet music online, making it easier for you to access a wide variety of compositions.

Mastering Advanced Techniques

Learning to play the violin online at an advanced level involves mastering more sophisticated techniques. Whether it's perfecting vibrato, navigating intricate fingerings, or implementing dynamic bowing strategies, each lesson is designed to push your boundaries.

By leveraging technology, such as slow-motion videos or software that allows for play-along practice, you can tackle these advanced techniques head-on, with your teacher guiding you every step of the way via Zoom or other online platforms.

Personalised Feedback Through Technology

One of the biggest advantages of advanced online violin lessons is the ability to receive real-time, personalised feedback. Despite the initial concerns about the effectiveness of teaching violin through a screen, many have finally decided that technology is not a barrier but an enabler.

Many teachers can use various online tools to annotate your performances, highlight areas of improvement, and even demonstrate techniques live. This immediate feedback loop, irrespective of physical location, makes online learning as effective as in-person sessions, if not more.

Engaging with a Global Community

The world of online violin learning doesn't limit you to your local music school or community. You become part of a global network of violin students and teachers.

This community can offer diverse perspectives on playing techniques, interpretations of music pieces, and valuable insights into the world of professional violin playing. Engaging with fellow students from around the world can be incredibly motivating and enrich your learning experience.

Overcoming the Screen Barrier

A common concern for intermediate and advanced students learning online is the perceived barrier the screen might pose to nuanced learning—particularly when it comes to picking up on subtle techniques or the emotion behind a piece.

However, like many experienced teachers I have developed methods to teach these nuanced aspects effectively online. Through detailed explanation, demonstration, and the use of high-quality video, I can convey these finer points, ensuring that students learn the true essence of music playing, beyond just the notes on the page.

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Deciding to take up online violin lessons means you’re not just learning to make beautiful music; you’re also developing your musicality and confidence. Whether you’re playing for the first time or looking to conquer that elusive piece, my online violin lessons offer a comprehensive, enjoyable, and effective way to achieve your musical ambitions from any corner of the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! With the advancement of technology, learning the violin online has become increasingly popular and effective. Online platforms offer a wide range of resources including video tutorials, live lessons, and interactive exercises to help students learn and progress at their own pace.

Hearing the violin clearly on Zoom requires optimising audio settings. Using a good-quality microphone and adjusting settings for higher audio fidelity can enhance the listening experience. Additionally, positioning the microphone closer to the instrument and minimising background noise can help improve sound quality.

The cost of online violin lessons varies depending on factors such as the instructor's experience, lesson duration, and the level of personalised instruction. On average, expect to pay between $20 to $100 per lesson. Some instructors offer package deals or discounts for bulk bookings.

Absolutely not! Age is not a barrier to learning the violin. Many adults begin learning the violin later in life and make significant progress with dedication and practice. With proper instruction and consistent practice, you can achieve your musical goals at any age.

Learning the violin online is not only possible but increasingly popular. With a plethora of instructional resources, virtual lessons, and interactive platforms available, aspiring violinists can receive comprehensive training and guidance from experienced instructors, all from the comfort of their own home.

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