The Violin is an instrument typically made of wood, with 4 strings which are tuned in perfect fifths. It is played with a bow which is strung with hair from a horses’ tail.
Its history is most often ascribed as beginning in 16th century Italy, where it began to emerge as a popular instrument in both formal and folk settings. One of the oldest surviving violins was built in 1574, and used by a Norwegian virtuoso for over 40 years and thousands of concerts as late as the mid 19th century – showing that a well built violin has the potential of surviving for centuries if it is properly maintained.
Violin lessons are very popular in some Asian countries, particularly as a foundational instrument to be learned early in life. Students as young as 3 are often taught Violin lessons using the “Suzuki” method. Violin is considered to be one of the most difficult instruments to learn, and Violin lessons are necessary to perfect tone, posture and other elements of playing, such as proper bow grip and angle.
Violin is also considered to be a very dignified instrument, and has a very prominent place in most Orchestras, being considered by many to be the “lead” instrument. Violin lessons will help children in middle or junior high school excel in their school bands – most children who make 1st chair are those who take Violin lessons outside of school as well as in band class.
The Musicality Network prides itself on having the best Violin teachers in the Portland Metro area. Our teachers will take a complex instrument like the Violin, and turn Violin lessons into an enjoyable experience for your child. No instrument can be learned without some effort and work – but finding a good teacher will make that process significantly more enjoyable for you and your child – and will be much more profitable for the long term growth of your child in music and life.
To sign up for Violin lessons, either email us ([email protected]), call us (971-227-4222), or use the contact form on our website. We will answer any further questions you have, and based on your address will recommend a teacher in your area. We will have the teacher contact you (usually the same day) and set up a free first lesson. After the free first lesson, if you decide you like the teacher, we will send you your billing information by email.
The Musicality Network is a Portland, Oregon based network of private music teachers, teaching a wide variety of instruments including Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, Drum lessons, Violin lessons, Voice lessons, and more! Our teachers can drive to your house, and we service the entire Portland Metro Area, including Vancouver, Clackamas, Troutdale, Gresham, Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City and more!