Violin lessons

Violin Lessons

Kamata School is the best Music School in Nairobi for Violin Lessons. Our instructors are highly qualified and well experienced in teaching the Violin. The teacher is focused on your skill development, creating a friendly environment that will make your learning enjoyable and fulfilling. Realize your passion in playing the Violin, join Kamata Music School Violin class.

We instruct children and adults. Children, from the age of 5 years, can join our violin lessons class or register for Private lessons to be instructed from home.
Kamata Violin Class
Lessons Structure
Each violin training session takes 1Hr. We conduct 2 or 3 weekly sessions. The days and time are agreed upon between the teacher and the student. The program takes 3 months. We can adjust the time period should the student be unavailable during the course of the training.

Before you’re going to learn how to play the violin, you need to know the parts of a Violin. It is imperative to know your instrument. To demonstrate, take a look at the labeled images of the violin.

Violin Lessons in NairobiThis details the violin from both views. It would be great if you can internalize your instrument by understanding the parts well. Now you’re ready to begin learning the Violin.

Kids Violin Lessons Nairobi

Learning to play the violin requires deliberate effort and time to progress to your desired level. Here are a few guidelines to prepare you as you embark on a journey to fulfill your Musical passions. Learn how to tune your violin strings right away.

Learn the appropriate way to store, clean, and maintain your violin. A violin or any other music instrument can be ruined by neglect.

The best way to learn to play the violin really depends on you. You are the greatest determinant of how good your playing becomes. Our Violin instructor will give you great lessons and guide you while motivating you to become the best you can. Ultimately, the time you put in practicing the instrument and discovering new techniques shall be pivotal to your progress. Practice the violin as often as you can. Play your favorite songs, find new repertoire and continually learn new stuff. That is a sure way to becoming an impressive violinist. Every person admires a great instrumentalist; you want your playing to sound great and swing with sophistication. Kamata School of Music is your partner in becoming the best in playing the violin.

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Tune the Violin strings

Whenever you play, it is vital to ascertain that your instrument is in tune. You can use the Piano for tuning or use a tuning device. You could also download a tuner on your Smartphone. Search the right tones by the strings (G, D, A, E). Always start with the A string. Pluck the A string and listen carefully. Then you listen to the tone A of the tuning device. If your A string doesn’t sound the same as the one on the tuning device, it means it is out of tune. Your string sound may be higher of lower. If the difference in the tone of the string is a lot, you need to use the pegs. A small difference will best require fine tuners. Easier still, you could download a Violin tuner App on your Smartphone. This is easier to use, especially for the non-experienced person, since the tuner does not require you to have accurate pitch listening skills. Needless to say, your Smartphone can make a lot of things easier for you while learning the Violin.

 

Violin lessons at Kamata Music School take 1Hr each. You can have up to 3 sessions each week. The time in between allows you to internalize the lessons and practice what you have learned. Discipline works miracles. If you spend 1Hr everyday practicing the violin, you will eventually become a maestro player. Music skills being lifelong, you want to enjoy being able to play impressively even many years from the moment you begin. To achieve this, practice must not be viewed as a short term discipline but should be adopted with a long scale view. Make it your habit to enjoy playing the violin at home, with your friends, in church or with a live band. It is a very gratifying fulfillment to see yourself making progress and able to play much better that you could previously. Mastery of an instrument is unlimited, there’s always another twist to discover, plus improvisation is the doorway to building your own unique technique that will make your sound outstanding. Materials to learn more are available at Kamata Music School and we are always more than willing to help our students reach their desired level of prowess in playing the violin.

Have you been told that it’s hard to learn the violin? Perceptions vary; some people also think it is easy to learn. Truth be told, it can be challenging at times, but do not be intimidated. With a good teacher from Nairobi’s best school in violin training, practice, and perseverance, you can learn violin to a pro level.

Everyone has a hard time with some aspect of learning the violin, but there are ways to work through your struggles and become a better player. Here are some technical factors you will need to gradually master to become a great violinist.

Posture

With the violin, there are several different things to coordinate with your posture. It’s a challenge for beginners to hold everything correctly.

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In the early stages, make several guided attempts and our tutor will help you do it right. Practice each part of your posture separately. Practice your bow grip five times in a row, and take a break between each round.

Practice between your chin and shoulder to hold the violin, without supporting it with your left hand. From there, practice bringing your left hand to the playing position, and try to relax your body.

Hand Coordination

With the notes fingered with the left, violinists struggle to match their bowing.

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To improve your coordination, practice bowing slowly, back and forth between two notes. Move back and forth on different strings between two notes.

If the bows aren’t matching up with the changing notes, determine which hand is getting to the new note first, and then adjust your other hand to match.

Tone Quality

Your bowing technique is very important in determining the quality of your tone. You need to work on your bowing skills to enrich your tone.

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Several factors affect your tone; these are bow speed, bowing angle and bow pressure. A mirror can help you check if your bow is moving parallel to the bridge.

Bow speed and pressure: the more pressure you use, the faster your bow has to move to avoid a scratch sound. Light pressure on the bow will need you to move your bow slower, else the tone will sound light and whispery.