You Can NOT Learn to Play the Violin from YouTube
Yes, this is coming from a YouTube violin teacher…
Why I respectfully disagree with the Online Piano and Violin Tutor
The sharpest knife can’t sharpen itself.
“A teacher is necessary if you want to make a career out of music, however, if you just want to play an instrument, going down this route is an outmoded and archaic concept in todays society.”
Look, I’m all into using the internet to leverage the skills of great teachers out there and making it better accessible for a large audience to learn music. I love all teachers that put out free video lessons, just like I do, on YouTube and help violin players world wide.
In the future we’ll learn in new ways and I love researching the benefits it will bring. However I think we must stay honest and realistic if we don’t want to disappoint people.
With a lot of love I share my weekly free violin lessons and on a daily basis I get wonderful comments how useful they are to people.
HOWEVER… I don’t want to raise expectations I can’t meet and I don’t want you to get disappointed. I want the best results for you as I firmly believe that beautiful violin playing is a set of skills EVERYBODY (yes, including you) can learn.
I want to help you in the best possible way I can. In the past I offered cheap online courses and student were happy about their results, but I can get you better results much faster.
Teaching is much more than sharing information
Teaching is also inspiring, giving gentle feedback, coaching, keeping your students accountable and guiding your students on their way
Somewhere the Online Piano and Violin Tutor is right… there are a lot of bad private teachers and students spend a lot of time and money just to get stuck in their progress. This doesn’t mean that the concept is ‘archaic’ as she says. It just means that unfortunately there are a lot teachers doing an awful job.
The art of teaching the violin can be done both online and offline, but one must always do it with integrity.
This is why I offer my violin beginner course for FREE (click the link on the right)
But… if you pay me, you get the BEST I have to offer
In my online programs I don’t want to hold back in the value I offer. I want to offer the best possible quality out there, hire guest teachers, do good research, give unlimited personal guidance and keep improving everything on and on…
I’m not the cheapest online teacher, but every day I can wake up, look in the mirror and say to myself:
‘I offer my students the very best I can and they get the fastest possible progress on the violin’
If you want to play like me, do like me and get a good teacher
I wish I could help everybody in the world, but I can’t do that in a way that feels 100% authentic to me
Don’t get me wrong… I’m a big fan of online learning and the leverage it offers in lessons. That’s why I can offer lifetime access to the best quality programs for a price that’s not even a year of private lessons at your local music school.
I know that this is not for everybody, but luckily we have the internet and you can find a teacher and a course that matches your needs and desires.
How about you?
Do you think private lessons are outdated? Do you think you can learn without feedback and support? What type of lessons do you take? Share your thoughts in the comments below!