Category: Blog

New Backing Tracks & Frère Jacques

ViolinSchool's new backing tracks are available for MP3 download or in the interactive notation player. Frère Jacques is one of our first new recordings - play along with the recording whilst following the sheet music!

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Online Beginner Violin Class

We're excited to announce that our ever-popular Beginner Violin Class is now available online! You can start playing the violin - from your own home! - in just 2 hours. Click here to find out more ...

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How To Get Started As a Beginner Violinist

ViolinSchool's new Beginner setup process will help you with all the questions you'll have when starting to play violin ... How do you find the right violin? Do you need to read music? What's the quickest way of learning to play your favourite tune?

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Does Your Metronome Hate You?

Here's a clapping game that will help you to stop rushing when using a metronome by 'subdividing' the notes ... follow along with Simon from ViolinSchool as you clap and play the notes ... exactly in time with the beat!

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Finger Pattern 1

How do you learn where to place your fingers on the violin? One of the easiest and quickest ways to learn how to get the right notes is by learning FINGER PATTERNS. Here's Finger Pattern 1 ...

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ViolinSchool - New Curriculum, Courses and Coursebooks

for Learners, Parents, Teachers and Schools ... Today we're announcing a major upgrade to our curriculum, several new courses, and a series of new coursebooks, which will be available to pre-order from late June 2020.

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To The Greenwood

This delightful traditional song in the key of C, often known as 'Come Follow Me', can be played as a round, with each player starting at a different time.

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How To Find What You Need In The ViolinSchool Library

To help you find what you need as quickly and easily as possible, we have added new 'filters' to the ViolinSchool library. You can now browse by Level, Composer, or Instrumentation, or by the Type of resource that you'd like to look at.

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ViolinSchool London: Summer 2020

An update from our Director about plans for the London school during Summer Term 2020.

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London School: Summer Term Update

We are revising our plan for the Summer Term at ViolinSchool London, in line with new UK Government guidelines and lockdown extensions. Here are the latest updates.

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New Video: Happy Campers, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Frère Jacques - Beginner A - ViolinSchool - Easter 2020

Tonight at 7pm London time, we are premiering this Term's debut performace from Course A. Click here to watch the video - featuring NEW arrangements of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Frère Jacques!

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Easter 2020 - First Video Premieres Easter Sunday, 12th April!

The first Easter e-Concert videos, featuring Beginner Course A and the Children's Course will premiere on Easter Sunday, 12th April, on ViolinSchool's YouTube channel.

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How To Record Your Part For A Virtual Ensemble Or Virtual Orchestra

Here are 10 really useful tips for getting the best results when recording your part for a virtual violin ensemble or orchestra...

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Bring me Sunshine!

ViolinSchool's Caroline Lumsden is gathering a Virtual Orchestra today, to perform Bring Me Sunshine for British TV tomorrow. You can be part of it!

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URGENT SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS, STRING TEACHERS & SCHOOLS

Through ViolinSchool Teacher Services, we are rapidly rolling out a support service and suite of digital resources to help Learners, Teachers and Schools. Please stay tuned for further updates...

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Change Is An Opportunity

Imagine if all across the world, we use this time to reinvent who we are. To bring all the most important parts of our lives to the fore. To put human things first.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Plan - ViolinSchool [UPDATED]

To avoid any disruption to your learning, ViolinSchool has prepared a robust continuity plan for the school's operations during the current pandemic. Here are the latest updates.

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Online Class Times

We're pleased to introduce a new listing of Online Class Time listings. You'll find all of ViolinSchool's upcoming LIVE online classes on this page.

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ViolinSchool Online Courses

We are starting to roll out our updated online courses this week, and will be onboarding existing learners and members in the coming days. Enrolment for new learners will be […]

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String Theory - Digital Notation

We've added the Digital Notation player to this uplifting track for Beginner Violinists ... As you get to know the names of the open strings (G, D, A and E), play along with the track to hear and see the letters for the first time!

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Tick Tock, Tock Tick - Digital Notation

Here's the digital notation to Tick-Tock, Tock-Tick, a beginner piece for first-time players to practise moving between strings on the violin.

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Pull Some Strings - Digital Notation

We've just added the digital notation player to 'Pull Some Strings', a useful set of introductory exercises to help first-time players recognise the notes for the first time.

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Forest Dreams

This gorgeous new track is inspired by luscious, green forests where the mist floats mystically above the trees ... Try playing along with the beautiful soundtrack!

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Finger Pattern 1

Do you use Finger Patterns? They're a really useful way of thinking about where to put your fingers on the violin. Why are they so useful? Well, if you know which finger pattern you need for a particular key, you don't need to worry about remembering each interval.

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ViolinSchool 2020

Here's a little bit of news about what’s coming up at ViolinSchool in the next few months… Daily Lessons, Digital Music Player, Printed Books, and more!

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