A look at Violin Tutor Pro
I recently wrote an article about Superior Violins website to inform you about what the site had to offer. The owner of the site Michael Sanchez was kind enough to give me a free membership pass to his Violin Tutor Pro website, so hopefully I can give you a clear idea of what his site has to offer before you sign up. If you are a beginner and you don’t already own a violin you might want to check out the link for Superior violins.
Violin Tutor Pro lessons start at $14.99 USD a month and include one free monthly Skype lesson with Michael Sanchez. If you have any questions you can also use the built in live chat function located on the site to talk with Mr. Sanchez directly for fast and easy tips to help you perfect your skills.
Violin Tutor Pro also offers DVD lessons and sheet music that you can buy or download to learn in the comfort of your home. Just to give you an idea about the lessons, here is a bit of information about the DVD series- The Violin Tutor Pro DVD Series 1 includes Over 30 lessons of violin and fiddle tutorials, Music theory and Sight reading lessons, as well as Sheet music for all of the songs on the DVD.
Violin Tutor Pro Beginner violin Lessons
Because I had the free membership I was able to check out all of the content on the site so I have a pretty good idea about what you will be learning when you sign up with violin tutor pro.
I found the lessons to be easy for beginner violinist and they are slow and comprehensive enough so that you can actually remember and learn everything that he teaches you. I already have knowledge about all of the basic fundamentals of music theory and playing the violin, but I went through and watched most of the first set of beginner lessons to write this article to tell you what they were like.
The first Series of lessons include ten videos to help get you started, it covers all of the fundamental basics of everything you need to know ranging from holding your violin, holding your bow, to applying rosin and playing music. The videos give you complete instructions on how to play the violin to help you perfect your technique. The lessons are made for both the Fiddle style of playing as well as the classical style of violin, so he covers a large variety of tips and playing styles in his lessons to help you get started.
I like that he broke everything down into easy to understand lessons and I like that he taught all of the basics first before getting into the more complex aspects of actually playing the violin. The basic things about learning all of the parts of your instrument and the names of the open strings are crucial to perfecting your skills for the future.
Violin Tutor Pro Advanced lessons
Because the videos are prerecorded, if there is anything you don’t understand you can always either rewind the video to watch it again or ask Mr. Sanchez directly in the live chat for help, which I thought was a very cool feature for beginner violinist that needed extra advice on how to play the violin. As I mentioned above, you can also schedule live Skype sessions as well to get the most out of your violin lessons.
I should also point out that Mr. Sanchez told me that he is on the live chat for about 15 hours a day, so if you have any questions just send him a message in the live chat and I’m sure he’ll be on for most normal hours of the day to help answer any questions that you might have.
After you finish the first series of lessons for Violin Tutor Pro you can then move on to the second series of lessons that include an additional 13 lessons, as well as a bonus musical performance that teaches you how to play ‘Spring’ by Vivaldi. After you finish the second series of courses you can then move on to his advanced violin lessons. As you can imagine, you will have more than enough information on the Violin Tutor Pro website to learn how to play the violin and fiddle.
Overall, if you are a beginner violinist taking lessons this series will get you on the path to learning the fundamental basics to help you grow into a professional violinist. If you aren’t sure about paying for lessons, I recommend that you have a look at the Violin Tutor Pro Youtube channel because he already has a large variety of free lessons uploaded so that you can see exactly what his lessons are like before having to pay for anything.
For more information, please click on the links for the Violin tutor pro website as well as Superior violins on the right side of this article. I also included a link to his Youtube channel in case you wanted to see a few of those videos as well.
If you have taken lessons for Violin Tutor Pro, comment below and share your thoughts about it.