How to Play Music of the Night on Violin | Violin Lounge TV #364

by | May 6, 2020 | Repertoire | 4 comments

Learn to play Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with this violin tutorial!

Even if you’re a beginner violinist, you can play this piece!

It’s in A major and you can play it in the first position, so it’s easy to learn. In the video I show you an easy way to tackle the higher notes.

For this piece you need to use the bowing technique portato

Go here to watch my tutorial on hooked bowing, portato or broken slurs (all the same).

Due to copyright reasons, I can’t provide you free sheet music, but you can follow along with the video or buy it for a small amount here:

Hi! I'm Zlata

Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

Hope you enjoy playing this piece!

Let me know in the comments what’s the next thing or piece you’d like to learn!


  1. John Norton

    Hi Zlata: Your “Music of the Night” video is beautifully done. There are so many good details covered in it. I like the way you set it up for first position and then show how third position can be used to advantage. This gives us learners an opportunity to “put our feet in the water” and start learning to swim. But your bowing use and the speeds with which you move it really impresses me most for a demonstration we can directly apply. This helps give us a feel for bow pressure and speeds, and avoid the tendency to drag the bow too slowly with a sound that is hardly pleasing. All your explanations were clear and very well done. They will help us while we experiment and have fun making a brand new bunch of mistakes to get everything right. The big mystery is… How does a busy Mother, taking loving care of twins, manage to do all this? Love your wonderful efforts.

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Thank you so much for your kind words, John, I’m glad this is helpful! Haha, yes, it’s a happy chaos here at home :).

  2. Annette Nelson

    Thank you lovely lady! The song is as beautiful as your heart. Many thanks for sharing your precious time(with twins no less) and talent! This 70 yr old grandma loves ya!

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      That’s a beautiful compliment, Annette! Haha, the twins actually love to look when I’m editing the videos (mommy TV).


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