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Step-by-step easy online violin lessons for beginners and advanced. Free trial lesson. Online via Skype or Zoom.



Vlad Evstafiev | Violinist and a violin, viola teacher


Want to play but don't know where to start?

Learn to play violin with step-by-step instruction

Violin teacher

Learn violin basics such as:

Violin posture and its basics

Violin set up

Suzuki violin

Vibrato on violin

Scales, arpeggios, double-stops

How to tune a violin

Intonation and how to play in tune

Performance preparation

How to rosin a bow

Evaluate your posture and violin setup

How to hold the violin

Left-hand technique

Right-hand technique

Violin fingering A string

Learn about shifting

Master your sound production

Violin for beginners

Learn how to sight-read music

Why take online violin lessons?

Taking violin lessons will help you to:

Learn how to properly play violin from the very beginning

Do not form bad habits that will eventually result in lost opportunities and

lead to frustration

Be confident playing in a school orchestra

Participate in chamber and music performances and auditions

Perform with your friends and enjoy music making

Apply for a scholarship and succeed

 

Build your violin technique such as positions, double-stops, harmonics, vibrato…

Learn music related to a new technique

Be able to sight-read new music material and perform better 

Don’t ever ask to help with violin tuning: you will be able to do it by yourself

Find out how to use a shoulder rest and a chinrest

Learn to play without a shoulder rest

Learn how to get rid of tension

Free your left arm

Get deeper sound by learning correct bowing technique

Be able to change strings and do basic violin and viola maintenance without a

luthier

Dear friends! 

Welcome to my violin studio !
I offer one-on-one private violin lessons online for kids and adults: beginners, intermediate and advanced. I am a professional violinist with years of international experience performing in Europe, Latin America, and United States. I also enjoy teaching and helping my students to improve their playing. My lessons are thorough and complete,  which ensures the quality of my teaching

Violin lessons

Welcome to my violin school and violin lessons online!

 

Vlad Evstafiev attended Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University on a scholarship and graduated with a Performer Diploma in Violin Performance. He also holds Master of Music degree from Glenn Korff School of Music where he studied on full graduate assistantship with prof. David Neely, a former student of esteemed Joseph Gingold.

Vlad has over 15 years of experience playing in professional orchestras and chamber groups. His experience includes The Bolshoi TheatreMoscow State PhilharmonicLincoln Symphony, Owensboro Symphony,  Austin SymphonyHouston Latin PhilharmonicSan Luis Potosi Symphony in Mexico, Sioux city symphony, etc. During his studies, Vlad took various masterclasses with reputable soloists and chamber coaches such as Anton Miller, Anne Epperson, Jonathan Feldman, Simin Ganatra, Rebecca Fischer, Hyeyung Yoon,Rita Porfiris, Galina Shirinskaya, Gregory Beaver etc .

Vlad has experience teaching in public schools and preparing violin students for regional and state competitions and orchestra auditions where they receive awards and top chairs. He started violin lessons online as an alternative option to in-person lesson and for those who cannot afford to take in-person lessons due to far distance. His teaching method allows students to grow musically and technically and play with ease and inspiration. Thus, the approach differs on a student and is customized, depending on everyone’s level and preparation. Vlad focuses on posture and technique first, to ensure student plays freely and without tension, since its vital to build proper foundations and skills for further growth.

Vlad speaks English,Russian, and Spanish languages.

 

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Violin Lessons Online are taught via Skype, Zoom, or Facetime

Ways to continue learning violin and acquire new skills during lockdown

Just a few months ago, we even didn’t think about online learning while schools were open. Now, it’s different. And I am not talking about such subjects as foreign languages or mathematics, what about arts or music education, is it still possible to learn music online? What about string instruments, for example, a violin? 

It’s no secret that string instruments like a violin, viola, cello are the most difficult to learn. Why? Because, there are so many conditions that have to be met to become a successful musician such as posture, technique, a violin placement, violin bow hold, left-hand technique, sound production, vibrato, and much more. If I had to think about all of this at the same time, I would be overwhelmed and wouldn’t know where to start. However, learning how to play the violin is a long-time process which requires step-by-step instructions and practice. Online violin learning is no different: we use the same knowledge here, basics stay basics, they stay where they are! But what about the physical aspects of violin playing and teaching? Would I have to help my student with hands-on?

The answer here is YES and NO. YES, because we got used to making adjustments physically, sometimes, without even telling our students what they need to do, just moving their hands in the right direction. And NO, because our students need to know what to do and subsequently learn and practice by themselves without our help by developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Thus, online learning has some beneficial aspects for students because it improves their ability to independent study and self-analysis. But if we talk about five or seven-year-old kids, we understand and know that teacher needs to be present to help a kid with violin posture or with hands-on because they are so young and inexperienced. However, while teaching violin online, I managed to get around this. I asked their parent or a guardian to help me adjust their hands or an instrument giving specific instructions and guiding them through the process, so their kids can get real help even when a violin teacher is not present. I don’t think there is something we cannot manage with distance learning. For sure, it can take time to explain, but at the end of a lesson, you know that your student will do better next time, they got it written down, everything, every detail. Apart from that, I record 80 percent of my lessons, and I happily share these recordings with everyone who needs them. You just have to press a button, that’s it. But tell me, how often we recorded our in-school lessons? Well, chances of this are getting close to zero.

To sum up, don’t be afraid to try online violin lessons. I often get questions from parents like “is this working?”, or “we would like to see how online lessons work”. I can say for sure, this works! There are hundreds of violin teachers online who probably started teaching in the early 2000s. Even one of the greatest violinists and mentors Pinchas Zukerman has been teaching online for decades. His website is a great example of teaching violin online and includes many recording from his lessons.  So, please remember, violin learning is an ongoing process, and when we stop playing or performing, we start forgetting our skills. Our muscle memory weakens. Here is another article about muscle memory and its connection to learning music with some tips to improve your violin skills muscle memory through consistent practice.

A student should not be left behind without teachers’ supervision and guidance.
Continue practicing. It is vital to receive support from a professional violinist who will inspire your kids to move further and to practice efficiently. Practice violin, take online violin lessons, and with the help of a professional tutor, you will see your kids grow musically and play better.

Learn how to play violin and acquire new skills and technique

Improve you level 

Prepare for orchestra

Learn new music or a song

Prepare for an audition

Learn about the violin

Learn specific technique

Help with orchestra repertoire

Want to learn violin but don’t know how to start?

Master your vibrato technique

Learn how to hold a violin bow

Learn violin left-hand technique

Learn violin right-hand technique

Learn how to produce rich tone

Violin practice technique

Learn school orchestra music and prepare for auditions

Learn your favorite music and keep yourself inspired with violin playing



Vlad Evstafiev, a violinist

I work with students of all ages and find inspiration in teaching someone who wants and strives to get better in violin playing.

I teach students from middle and high schools, colleges, helping them with entrance exams, auditions, competitions. My approach differs and depends on your level and age. The first and crucial thing is posture. I cannot emphasize enough that posture is the first step in your future development as a musician. As musicians, we want to make sure that we don’t damage our own body while playing. Sometimes while watching youtube videos of the greatest violinists, we unconsciously copy their playing without realizing that everyone is different and their set up might not be a good fit for us.

Thus, it is essential to understand the basics of violin playing and to develop your technique based on your feelings and proper arm movements. Learn to feel comfortable while playing and enjoy every second of it.

 Our basics include setting up your violin and choosing a proper chinrest that fits you well and fills up the space between your collarbone and your chin; shoulder rest or a pad; violin placement and understanding how our muscles work together; violin technique; work with posture problems; music and sound production; right hand and bow hold; a much much more.

Violin lessons online is an excellent opportunity to learn violin and get some valuable lessons and insights from me. I can teach in English ,Spanish, and Russian languages.

You can book your free trial lesson here!

How to get better in violin playing

Private violin tutoring in person and online.

Genuine interest in your development as a musician and a violinist.

Best suited study program for your growth. Work on your technique and skills

I will help you work on your repertoire and program planning.

Give you valuable advice on your goals and career

Work and help you to understand how to analyze your playing and practice more efficiently.

Help you learn how to prepare for an audition with confidence and success.

Get my free advice by sending your video recording if you take lessons with me.

You will learn how to get rid of tension and muscle pain.

I will help you to develop and improve important techniques like shifting, vibrato, left hand positioning, bow strokes etc.

Help you learn how to prepare for an audition with confidence and success.

You can book a free trial lesson or fill out this form

Apart from Violin Lessons Online,  I offer in home, one-on-one private violin lessons in Houston area: Humble, Atascocita, Porter, Kingwood, and Katy. Currently, I am a private violin instructor at Kingwood and Atascocita High Schools, Humble and Katy ISDs’

violin lessons online