A good start to learning to play violin is most important thing

The quality of playing violin depends on first teacher. When most teachers of music classes or music departments take freshmen, most common problem they face is "students have a bad base". It usually takes three months to a year to rethink basics, and every time students change teachers, they have to change positions again, which is very frustrating for both teachers and students. Worst of all, it takes a long time to adapt, and problem may not be completely cured. Most problems arise from very beginning of learning to play piano.

If foundation is not laid at beginning of training, posture is not strictly required and some bad play habits are developed, then these bad habits will become deeply rooted in student's play style (stiff posture and stiff posture). ) movement is most common "disease"). These long-term accumulated habits are just as difficult to cure as chronic diseases. From what I have seen and heard, there are many students and performers who cannot improve because of this, and many talented people cannot become great performers because of this. Therefore, no matter what our motivation for learning to play piano is, we should not underestimate importance of learning to play violin.

Misconception 1. Most people always think that when kids are just starting out, they just want to try it to see if kid is interesting and talented. Therefore, teachers do not need to select too good ones. If you are sure that you want to study hard, you can find a better teacher when time comes.

Misconception 2. Why can others start learning some simple melodies after three weeks of training, but our family keeps doing poses after two months of training?

Misconception 3: It is enough for teacher to lead lesson, and child can study at home by himself. I'm very busy and don't have time to accompany him to piano lessons.

In fact, laying foundation is most integral part of life, study and work. Even if learning to play piano is just a hobby, we must pay attention to basics. After laying a good foundation, even performance of a simple piece of music can give a pleasant timbre; without a good foundation, you can only make sounds like "cries of ruined animals." "and "education of temperament". A good foundation can enable people who love music to satisfy their spiritual needs in playing violin, and also enable talented and ambitious people in musical performance to express themselves.

Whether motivation for learning to play piano is development of a hobby or development of player, there is no distinction between "professional" and "amateur" when laying foundation. "Sincere devotion to students and parents" and "professional, experienced and serious teachers" are absolute elements to create "good start." At very beginning of learning to play piano, parents should adhere to mentality of "if you want to learn, study hard, don't let your children learn halfway" and guide and instill same concept in children. In first six months of learning to play piano as a family, you should often go to concerts together, and also often play music at home, so that music becomes a part of life of whole family. In this way, children will relate to learning to play piano as something related to real life, and they will not have doubts (Why should I learn this?) and rejection at beginning. After classes start, parents should ask to come to class with their children, so that they can not only understand real situation of teachers and students in classroom and fully understand child's learning situation, but also help children in their daily lives. practice to improve effectiveness of piano lessons; busy parents may also consider "playing violin with their kids" as a rare family activity that both parents and kids do together. Creating an environment that is conducive to children learning music is beneficial for learning to play piano and developing parent-child relationships.

Many piano teachers don't emphasize importance of "gentle practice." The playing movements of violin family (bass, middle, violin and bass cello) are very complex. To perform independent and completely asymmetrical movements with both hands at same time, one has to rely on extremely fine muscular coordination. This feature was not found. in all other musical instruments, and therefore complicates learning to play violin. It is difficult for someone to master these complex movements, only way is to practice countless times how to practice shooting. Any seemingly simple movement should have a standard posture, relaxed and flexible joints and muscles, and a precise treadmill. a habit that cannot be changed. As a rule, students often do not have opportunity to take into account so many "notes" at same time during practice. from "the more you practice, more mistakes you make." Parents are most ideal person to fulfill task of "accompanying practice", but remember that purpose of accompanying practice is to "help" children solve problems and increase effectiveness of their piano practice, not to "control" whether children are practicing. seriously. I've always hoped to train some teaching assistants and provide parents with a learning accompaniment service so that students aren't "unrecognizable" or even "zero retarded" when they go to class a week from now!

I have been in violin teaching industry for over 25 years. I have found that there are very few teachers who can teach beginners well. After that, it is difficult to find students with a good base of knowledge in violin playing. I really can't tell you how to find a good "beginner ecspy", but I can tell you that teachers and beginners with following conditions (note, I mean people who can't play piano at all, not those who have already taken "Beginner" lessons for ) should if possible avoid:

1. Inexperienced and bad teachers: Many music students teach violin, but this does not mean that they are able to cope with beginners, especially children, because music department does not prepare courses for violin teachers. Music students are still focused on their schoolwork, unless they start teaching piano very early and have opportunity to give student presentations, which means that he has already accumulated considerable teaching experience. There are also many music teachers who do not specialize in violin in music department. Although I do not deny that there are many teachers who are serious about teaching, although even music students may not have a good foundation, let alone those who has no musical education.

Secondly, gifted performers. Teaching must be based on a deep understanding of learning process. Talented performers use their unique teaching methods to achieve unparalleled achievement, but they have not gone through painstaking effort and brainstorming stage to solve problems, their own learning experiences cannot be applied to teaching, and they often fail to understand students. You don't even do such a simple action?" If they have not advanced in pedagogy, they are certainly not expected to be competent "budding experts".

3. A very busy teacher. The teacher should keep a close eye on beginning students on violin. The teacher should be very attentive and patient in class. Sometimes he even has to set aside time to help students take more lessons or help with practice. If a teacher has too many other students or too many foreign affairs, a lot of energy will be consumed and quality of lesson will be greatly reduced. For example, a teacher like me who speaks thirty or forty times a year and runs eight schools. People are not suitable for teaching beginners. Although I have many opinions about all basics, I can't find time to do it myself. Great irony of fate!

I am totally against finding wrong piano teacher to save money. Don't dream that learning to play violin can be like learning to play harmonica or brass band: you can easily compose a song in two to three weeks. If you want to save money, don't learn to play piano. If you want to learn how to play piano, you should seriously ask for a good teacher and a strict teacher. Even if it's a cheap teacher, lesson will inevitably cost three or four hundred, and it takes time and money to learn real kung fu, so it's better to use these costs to play games.other things.

In end, I would like to emphasize a very important idea - there is absolutely no need to rush to study a musical instrument. First we must strengthen foundation. The learning ability of each student is different. Everyone should set progress according to their ability. Most people are relatively slow initially. Once basic posture is established, they can start learning many little songs. Solid learners should have a shorter adjustment period when learning advanced skills. Parents should not compare progress and level with others. Take a broader view: "Aim for a lifetime, not just for a moment."