Welcome To The Library

There's no librarians telling you to be quiet here though. Grab your violin and start learning!

The lessons library is divided into several different series. To access each of the series, click on the link. To learn more about each series, check out the sidebar which describes the different learning outcomes.

Which series is right for you?

The Beginner's Series is for absolute beginners, and it's intended to teach you everything you need to know in order to play the violin. It'll take you from not knowing how to get your violin out if its case, all the way up to playing your first song!

The Beginner Series Part 2 series is for people who have completed the first beginner series, or for people who already have a rudimentary understanding of how to hold and play a violin but who want to dive in a bit deeper. This series will troubleshoot any problems with posture or sound you might be having. It also explains why we hold the violin the way we do, and introduces you to new techniques and repertoire to continue learning.

The Ear Training series is for people who want to learn how to play by ear. I recommend this series for almost anyone, whether you're just starting out or you're a total pro.

The Music Theory series is for people who want to become more independent in their playing. It'll give you the tools you need to be able to improvise, read music, and understand how music is written.

The How To Improvise series is for people who want to learn about what makes music sound like it does, and then use that knowledge to create music in their own style. It is challenging, time consuming, and rewarding.

The Bow Techniques series is for every single violinist out there. Whether you're a complete beginner or you've already been playing for a number of years –– this is the place where you should start. Everything comes back to the bow, because it is the source of your sound quality. Learn how to properly control the bow, and you learn how to properly control your sound.


The Next Level Technique series is for people who already have the basics, and who want to expand their knowledge of their instrument. The aim is to give you the tools you need, so that you can apply them where you want.

The Songs series is the FUN part of this website. Well, everything is fun. But the songs series is where you get to apply all of the techniques and skills that you've learned to build a bigger repertoire. Asides from just teaching you songs and honing your by-ear abilities, the songs series also goes further to teach you how to interpret and add feeling and style to each piece. Violin, or music in general, is more than just playing some notes in the right order. Music moves us because it contains passion, and a skilled musician knows how to pull those passions out through the way they play. After teaching you each song, I go on to show you how to interpret and add to the song so it's more than "just the notes."

The FAQ series is a jumble of videos that answer as many of your violin related questions as possible. Feel free to request FAQ videos which would be helpful to you!