I've played the violin since I was three years old.

When I was two years old, my mother took me to a concert put on by some local youth fiddlers. I was mesmerized. When I returned home, I told both my parents that I was going to be a fiddler when I grew up. They thought that was cute, but I was serious. I didn't give up, and so my parents decided to buy me my first violin when I was three years old. Since then, violin has been a huge part of my life. It has brought me together with my best friends, it has travelled with me throughout the world, and it has been my constant passion.

In 2011, I started posting YouTube videos, and they began to get some attention. I noticed that many of my followers were violinists themselves who had turned to youtube to find inspiration and learn new skills. Many people asked me for tutorial videos explaining how to play by ear, how to play certain tunes, and how to improvise.

Those comments inspired me to create an online violin school, which has turned into the website you're now looking at. I have spent hundreds of hours over three years creating the site (I knew NOTHING about building websites when I started!!) and preparing countless tutorials for you to enjoy.

For me, the violin has always been something that I have loved with all of my heart, and I want to convey that love to you. I've designed these lessons to be fun, motivating, and effective. Violin should never be a chore – it should be a passion.

With thanks,

Maya

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