A trial lesson is a great way to try your hand at a musical instrument before enrolling in the study. At the trial lesson the teacher will tell you about the specifics of the instrument and sound production (if you are a beginner) and will help you find a comfortable posture for playing, select the repertoire for learning and give recommendations. As early as at the trial lesson, you or your child will be able to play 1-3 simple pieces, accompanied by the teacher. The school will provide you with an instrument for your trial lesson.
Children can start learning to play the violin as early as at the age of 4. Violin lessons play an important role both in the overall musical development of the child and his or her development as a whole. Violin lessons help to develop an ear for music, sense of rhythm, coordination and motor skills. Violin lessons are also beneficial for abstract thinking.
You can purchase a violin from our partner How Violins (Mechelininkatu 28B). You can trade in the violin for one of a larger size as the child grows.
Taidetöölö’s teachers all have advanced education in musical teaching and often perform in concerts. The teachers select a special approach for each student, choose the right program for training which is most effective for promoting interest in music and contributes to good results.
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There is a widespread opinion that starting to learn the violin is very difficult and it takes a few years before the child can produce a beautiful sound and use the bow properly. This isn’t true. With the help of a professional teacher, a 5 to 7-year-old child learns the basics of violin already in the first year and can play a simple melody with a good (non-screeching) sound. It is at the age of 5 to 7 years that fine motor skills develop most intensively, and this is the right time to start learning the violin. We recommend to take classes twice a week to achieve the best results, but even once a week would be enough if you practice the violin regularly at home.