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The Best Violin Shops in London, England in 2024

Scroll down this page to see the full listings! Here in London we are fortunate to have some of the very best violin shops in the world, and on this page you’ll find comprehensive listings...

Beginner Violin Tuition for Adults in London

Learning to play a musical instrument is a rewarding endeavour that knows no age limits, so it’s never too late to realise your dreams of playing the violin! For adult learners, there are few better...

The History of the Violin

Bowed string instruments have been played all over the world for many thousands of years. Medieval instruments including the Chinese erhu, the Finnish bowed lyre and the Indian sarangi all had the same basic mechanics...

Why is Music Theory Important?

When we listen to music, we enter an expressive world full of soaring melodies and flowing emotions. But as with any language, there’s an essential technical foundation that underpins the relationship between the notes and...

How to Prepare for a Violin Exam

Violin exams are a really useful way to track the progression of your learning! They provide a structured path for progress, clear goals to work towards, a solid way of assessing your skills. You’ll also...

Violin Lessons in London with David Worswick

ViolinSchool contributor David Worswick teaches privately on Sundays at our studio in Central London (Piccadilly WC2). A couple of places are becoming available soon, for weekly one to one lessons. If you would be interested...

Can You Learn Violin On Your Own?

It is possible to learn the violin on your own, but it may be more difficult than learning with a teacher. A teacher or a school can provide guidance, feedback, and direction, which can be...

Library Stocktake!

We've completely cleared out our Library as part of our new year overhaul! And we're painstakingly upgrading and adding back in hundreds and hundreds of wonderful pieces of music for you to enjoy - many...

Am I Too Old to Learn the Violin?

NO, you're not too old to learn! It's a common misconception that learning a new skill, such as playing the violin, becomes more difficult as people get older.

Violin Classes Online

Online violin classes have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a convenient and flexible way for students to learn the instrument. These classes can be taken from anywhere with an internet connection and are...

This Week at ViolinSchool (Week 1, January 2023)

Happy New Year and welcome to ViolinSchool's Programs in 2023! Live classes start again this Thursday, the 5th of January, and Saturday classes begin again next week on the 14th of January. You can find...

Learn Violin Online for Beginners

Learning to play the violin can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience, and new technologies make it easier than ever to learn online. Online violin lessons for beginners are a convenient and cost-effective way...

How To Teach Yourself Violin

Learning to play the violin can be a challenging and rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult to know where to start if you're teaching yourself. Here are some tips to help you get...

F Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of F Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

C Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of C Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

G Harmonic Minor 1 Octave

Here's the scale of G Harmonic Minor in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

Rumbangolicious Arpeggios

Get ready to play the Rumbango by practising these rumbangolicious arpeggio exercises. Feel the groove of the syncopated rhythms and irregular beats!

Study in A major

This study is jam-packed full of violinistic nutrients … scales, arpeggios and lots of string crossings! And, there are 72 bowing and rhythm patterns to choose from!


This fun piece swings between the Rumba and Tango rhythm patterns. Hold on tight, and keep your timing as precise as possible!

Cradle Song

Schubert wrote this ‘Cradle Song’ in November 1816 to help his friend get their child to sleep!

Make Shift

Make sure there’s nothing makeshift about the way you make shifts! Glide smoothly between 1st and 3rd position on each string, landing perfectly in tune every time!

Rising Tides

The tide rises ever so slowly as you move up and up the chromatic scale to 3rd position on each string. Remember, a rising tide lifts all notes!!

Deep Dives

Take a deep deep dive, descending chromatically in semitones (half steps) and then make sure you come back up for air! Oh, and don’t get eaten by any sharps!

Schloming - Study No. 1, Op. 14

With plenty of scale and arpeggio patterns, Harry Schloming’s Study No. 1 in C major is quite the workout …. a great way to get in shape, and to stay in shape!

We're Having Some Work Done!

It's time for a refresh! We're updating www.ViolinSchool.com today, so you may notice some changes to the menus, courses, and library pages. We'll be cleaning out and updating the library and the online lessons, and...

Can't find what you're looking for?

We regularly publish new music, resources and tutorials. If there's something you're looking for that's not here yet, email [email protected] and we'll see what we can do to help!

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