The Internet has taken great strides in making our lives easier. Sometimes I wonder if it has made it a little too easy! Well now the Internet has gone one step further. How would you like to "hire" an instructor to teach you how to play the violin online through videos? Too good to be true? Or is it!?! I wouldn't lie, you can actually do this and it wont cost you an arm and a leg. Technically you wouldn't hire him though. I'm sure your thinking, "what in the world is she talking about?" Well it just so happens that I know of a way you really can learn how to play the violin, online, with videos, and an instructor. Its called Video Lessons Online. What you do, is you buy a package. This package comes with a few different things; first and foremost your "instructor", hundreds of different videos, exercises, how to read sheet music and much more!
Can you imagine hiring a professional violinist to come to your home? That would cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. And, on top of that, with an instructor that comes to your house you would have to keep paying for lessons whereas with these video packages, you pay once, and that's it. No fees. No bills. No writing out checks for next month's lessons. Notta. Plus with these e-instructors you can take lessons whenever you want, have it be 300am or 700pm he or she will always be available to you.
So who are these e-instructors exactly? Are they just a bunch of inexperienced people? No, not at all. Actually I saw a site online today that actually had professional violinist, Eric Lewis as the main instructor. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of knowing Professor Lewis, he is the world renowned first violinist of the Manhattan String Quartet of 40 years! This guy is really someone. No joke! He definitely isn't just some guy that wants to show you how to strum a few chords. He wants to actually sit you down and teach you everything he knows about his favorite instrument, the violin! This is a really cool opportunity for you or anyone you know that is interested in learning how to play the violin!
So, where can you find sites that offer these packages? Well a few good places you could look if your searching for these professional video lessons or packages are listed below:
I wish you luck in finding the perfect package, I have no doubt that you are going to have an extreme amount of fun learning how to play your violin! Have fun! You can also search for these online video lesson packages below to get an idea of what these are! These are all free so they don't include a lot of things the paid one above does, but at least you get a little taste of what you are in store for!
Violin Master Class
Violinmasterclass.com was created for violin professionals, teachers, parents, and students at all levels to enhance the study of playing the violin. This site provides information that was until now available only to those able to audition into the world's foremost violin studios, such as the classes of Dorothy DeLay, Ivan Galamian, and Carl Flesch.
Dan Mans Music
You can learn music and learn how to play your instrument by watching my Video Lessons online. Learn songs, theory, technique, how to read music, how to write music, how to play by ear, by chords, by cheat sheets, by teacher methods... so many ways to learn music... it's all here.
Here you can view 6 free video lessons that they have written and produced. These lessons will help you get familiar with the basics needed to get started on the violin.