Violin Lessons: Curriculum, Instruments, & Supplemental Suggestions

You can find most of our chosen violin music & curriculum here for violin lessons, separated by level.  Initial registration fee covers starting curriculum; students are responsible for purchasing additional curriculum as he or she progresses. Optional Supplemental books/items are suggested to enhance learning. 


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Required: Instrument, Care Kit, & Curriculum

Intermediate Violin

Violin Maintenance Kit

Intermediate Violin

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All students taking violin lessons must have a violin to bring to class and on which to practice. 


Violin suggestions from Consordini


Cecillo CVN-600 Violin (full size)


Fiddlerman Concert Violin


Cremona SV-500 Violin (full size)


Scott Cao STV017 Violin (3/4 size)


Fiddlerman Artist Violin  (full size)


Louis Carpini G2 Violin (1/2 size)


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Violin Maintenance Kit

Violin Maintenance Kit

Violin Book 1 (REQUIRED)

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Every student taking violin lessons must have a maintenance kit to maintain the instrument. 


Suggestions on Amazon:
CIELmusic String Instrument Cleaning Kit, Cleansing Oil, Cleaning Cloth, Polish

Violin Book 1 (REQUIRED)

Violin Music Theory 1 (Adults REQUIRED)

Violin Book 1 (REQUIRED)

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 Volume 1. Violin Part. Composed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. This edition: International. Method/Instruction; SmartMusic; String - Violin (Suzuki); Suzuki. Suzuki Method. Instructional and Method. Instructional book. With standard notation, fingerings, instructional text, illustrations and photos. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0144S).


Revised edition features: New engravings in a 9" x 12" format New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings 16 additional pages Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish Musical notation guide Fingerboard position New photos Revised CD (search for product # AP.28261 for book w/CD) features new recordings by Bill Preucil, Jr and piano accompaniments recorded without the violin part.


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Violin Music Theory 1 (Kids REQUIRED)

Violin Music Theory 1 (Adults REQUIRED)

Violin Music Theory 1 (Adults REQUIRED)

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 The Vibrant Violin Music Theory Book 1 is only for violin players! Follow the violinbods through the book as they take you on a progressive journey through reading treble clef, note values, time signatures, key signatures, scales, intervals, musical symbols, terms and much more. With clear explanations, plenty of easy (and trickier) exercises, puzzles, regular checks so you can see how you’re doing, and interesting violin facts and information. This version has US terminology (whole / half notes etc). All examples and exercises are in treble clef. Ideal for beginner violin players young and old.


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Violin Music Theory 1 (Adults REQUIRED)

Violin Music Theory 1 (Adults REQUIRED)

Violin Music Theory 1 (Adults REQUIRED)

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Orchestra violin - Elementary
Composed by Gerald Anderson and Robert Frost. Orchestra method/study. All for Strings. Method Book. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #85VN. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.85VN). 


 Theory Workbooks 1 and 2 are correlated with the All for Strings method books and are suitable for classroom or individual use. Each page features exercises and games which encompass music fundamentals introduced in the method books. Students start by learning the piano keyboard to increase their understanding of the intervals. They also work with fingering chart exercises so that basic theory can be immediately applied to their instrument. In addition to drawing clefs, notes, key and time signatures, students learn about musical phrases and begin composing. Puzzles and musical math games are also included. 


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Violin Book 2

Violin Music Theory 2 (Adults)

Violin Music Theory 2 (kids)

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 Volume 2. Violin Part. Composed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. This edition: Revised Edition. Method/Instruction; SmartMusic; String - Violin (Suzuki); Suzuki. Suzuki Violin School. Play Along. Instructional Book & Examples/Accompaniment CD. 36 pages. Alfred Music #00-28263. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28263). 


 Aims of the Suzuki Method:The Suzuki method has enabled many children to play music to a high standard. Substantial numbers of Suzuki trained students have indeed become highly acclaimed professional musicians. However, the training of professionals is not the main aim: the emphasis throughout is on the development of the whole child, on education through music. Dr Suzuki himself always said that his wish was to foster the human qualities in the child. At every opportunity he called on politicians, teachers and parents to ensure that the full potential of every child is developed:
I want - if I can - to get education changed from mere instruction to education in the real sense of the word - education that inculcates, brings out, develops the human potential, based on the growing life of the child. That is why I am devoting my efforts to furthering Talent Education: what a child becomes depends entirely on how he is educated. My prayer is that all children on this globe may become fine human beings, happy people of superior ability, and I am devoting all my energies to making this come about, for I am convinced that all children are born with this potential. 

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Violin Music Theory 2 (kids)

Violin Music Theory 2 (Adults)

Violin Music Theory 2 (kids)

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 The Vibrant Violin Music Theory Book 2 is only for violinists! Follow the violinbods through the book as they take you on a progressive journey that continues from Book 1.   

 

Book 2 is designed for players who know basic theory, and covers the theory behind grades 3-5 violin. All examples and exercises are in treble clef (apart from the 'other clefs' section).

Includes sections on: Key Signatures, Circle of Fifths, Time Signatures, Intervals, Cadences, Clefs, Note Values, Triplets, Duplets, Musical Terms, Symbols, Ornaments, Articulation Markings, Bowing, and includes Interesting Violin Facts and a fascinating musical history that relates especially to the violin, and much more.  

With clear explanations, plenty of easy (and trickier) exercises, puzzles, opportunities to be creative, regular checks so you can see how you’re doing, the book will also help you to understand the theory behind aural tests. Ideal for violinists young and old.


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Violin Music Theory 2 (Adults)

Violin Music Theory 2 (Adults)

Violin Music Theory 2 (Adults)

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  Orchestra violin - Elementary
Orchestra method/study. All for Strings. Note Reading and General Theory. Instructional book. With instructional text and musical examples. 32 pages. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #84VN. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.84VN). 


 Theory Workbooks 1 and 2 are correlated with the All for Strings method books and are suitable for classroom or individual use. Each page features exercises and games which encompass music fundamentals introduced in the method books. Students start by learning the piano keyboard to increase their understanding of the intervals. They also work with fingering chart exercises so that basic theory can be immediately applied to their instrument. In addition to drawing clefs, notes, key and time signatures, students learn about musical phrases and begin composing. Puzzles and musical math games are also included. 


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Sheet Music & Audio Downloads (Supplemental)

Optional Supplemental Curriculum & Materials

Violin Music Theory Activity Book 1

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The Vibrant Violin Music Theory Puzzles for Young Violin Players: Letter Names provides plenty of practice on Note Naming. Written especially for very young violin players (ages 4-8), the book provides a variety of written puzzles starting with open strings, and gradually introducing further notes in the order they are usually learned on the violin.  

 

The book provides lots of repetition and it is not necessary to finish one section before moving on. A great way to help children to relate sound and fingerboard to notes on the stave.

Includes: Note Naming – Coloring the violin strings and finger dots - Pitch Puzzles – Animals and their Notes – Note Writing – Identifying Sharps, Flats and Naturals and much more.


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