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California Music Studios refers you to independently established instructors who provide professional violin lessons throughout the Southern California area.
Your instructor will boost your confidence and make you excited to learn to play the violin. The violin teachers you are referred to use refined techniques to make learning easier, and hold lessons in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside County, and San Bernardino. They go through a stringent evaluation process and background check.
Unlike guitar, the violin requires a bow and does not have frets, so it is important for a student to develop an ear for the notes. Your teacher will build a personal connection with you for a custom lesson plan so you have all of the tools you need to be successful with your instrument.
The violin is a unique instrument, producing a beautiful noise without hitting keys or strumming chords. Pulling the bow across the strings is satisfying on sonic and kinesthetic levels. The violin also trains your ear, allowing you to listen for pitch and tone with other instruments. It offers an extensive range of sound and style, contributing to all genres, from folk to rock. If you’re Owen Pallet, the violin replaces a whole band.
Yes and no. It really depends on who’s playing, who’s teaching you, and the cultural context. However, even professional violin players will refer to the instrument as a fiddle. There isn’t much difference in the two, though folk fiddlers may take some liberties with position, fittings, and bow movements. That said, there really is no separate “fiddle genre.”
Children should be at least 4 years old when they start to learn violin. Other than that, there is no upper limit. You can learn to play young, as a teen, in middle age, or in retirement. The sky’s the limit!