A Beginner’s guide to Violin

A Beginner’s guide to Violin

If your child has begun to learn the violin, then they are in for an adventure. To become proficient in violin it may take 2 or 3 years, to truly master the violin or to be able to play the difficult pieces to show off to your friends or to showcase your skills takes a little longer. This is a very simple guide that breaks down the requirements to improve your violin skills.

Take Lessons

The most basic thing to do is to take lessons. As a beginner, you can go on YouTube or search for the basics of Violin lessons for beginners. However, there is an absolute limit to learning an instrument by yourself, especially the violin. Having a teacher or an instructor who has had years of experience and is able to immediately discern and correct any mishaps you have makes the experience of learning an instrument smooth sailing. Sometimes you may encounter moments where you are stuck and are unable to continue onwards, that’s when having violin lessons are the most beneficial.

Spend 30 Minutes Practising Scales

Scales are the fundamental building blocks to one’s skill of any instrument. However, nobody likes them. Scales are very boring; however, they are crucial in stabilising the basic aspects of your violin skills. Intonation, violin hold, bow hold and tone production. By repeatedly practising the scales, you gradually improve your basic skills which in return increases your ability to learn and grasp harder pieces of music.

Practise Specific Sections of Pieces

We all know that when we come across something difficult, we tend to distract ourselves and find something else easier for our ability. However, that does not lead to dramatic improvements and is called stagnation. By taking out challenging sections of a piece and practising them repeatedly, you are not only paying attention to detail but upholding your due diligence. Music is all about detail, misplaying the little sections can ruin the entire piece, that is why you want to aim for practice till you are fluent and ensure you can easily handle the challenging sections. Moreover, by practising specific sections of a piece, you tune your ears to listen more carefully to certain parts when you play improving yourself as a musician as well as a violinist.


Note that improving at an instrument needs consistency and dedication. You can never go halfway, if you earnestly wish to improve then at Bumblebee Arts Centre, we are here for you, with a variety of different instrumental lessons from violin lessons to piano lessons to even drum lessons, we are willing to help you improve in your musical journey. Feel free to contact us to get more lessons information.