Violin from Scratch

Members of the Cretaceous Band performing at the Iron Post

These members of the Cretaceous Band were all adult beginners.

This course is for adults and mature teens who are absolute beginners on the violin.

If you already play a bit you might be interested in the Continuing Violin Group or one of our performance ensembles.

Through work with very simple tunes we will cover holding the instrument and bow, basic concepts for sound production, and introductory fingerings.  We’ll also learn how to tune the instrument using a tuner and begin to develop your sense of rhythm using a metronome.  By the end of this class you should be able to play a few simple tunes and understand how the violin works.

This course is taught by Robin Kearton, head of C4A’s string department.  All sheet music and practice guides will be provided.  You’ll need your own instrument; contact us if you need help locating one.

Class Violin from Scratch
Instructor Robin Kearton
Meeting Time
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dates Session 1: September 12 to October 17. Snow Day October 25.

Session 2: October 31 to December 12. No class November 23. Snow Day December 19.

Duration 6 weekly classes
Meeting Location C4A Studios Middle Room (downstairs)
Ages High school to mature adult
Skill Level No experience required


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Cost $100 per 6-week session
Next Offering Spring 2018