Thursday, November 11, 2010

Learning To Play Violin As an Adult

The violin is one of the hardest musical instruments to learn at any age level. The reason is that there are so many things to learn on this instrument especially at first. Proper technique is essential to learning this instrument well and self-teaching is very hard to do. Fortunately with a desire to learn and the proper teacher, the violin can be learned by even those who have no previous musical background.

The violin is a great instrument to learn as a child because of the ability it has to challenge the brain. With this in mind, many adults feel that they are to old to pick up the violin and are unsure of where to start. The truth is learning the violin as an adult is a ton easier than learning it as a child. An adult usually has more willingness to learn, more attention span, and developed skills that allow them to excel quite fast on the violin. Being a teacher for over 10 years, some of my best students that I've had were ones that started later in life and some of them even turned out playing the violin professionally.

Private teachers can really help out a student excel to their highest potential. With so many variables to learn especially at first, a teacher will point out everything that you should consider and the things that need improvement. The right teacher will take into consideration your goals and desires and help you achieve those landmarks. There is no substitute for practice though, which is essentially what will make any student excel at the violin.

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