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Building on Beginning Violin Foundations: Play Faster!

In this 2-week class, students will build upon basic violin skills previously learned and learn to play a song that incorporate techniques including staccato and slurs, plus how to increase their tempo effectively!
Rebecca Portillo
27 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
35 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn:
- A major scale with application of new bowing techniques
- Technique for slurs
- Technique for staccato articulation
- Step-by-step technique for keeping quick string crossings "clean"
- Continued development of tone by refining bow hold and bow stroke
- Continued development of intonation by refining left hand finger spacing 

Students will need to have their own violin and bow in their correct size (and in good working condition), rosin, a small soft cloth, and a shoulder rest or foam pad (usually attached with a rubber band) in place of a shoulder rest. An adult will need to make sure the learner's violin is in tune to the best of their ability before each class meeting. (If you need help with this, I am able to send a video with tuning basics by request - please send me a message.) Sheet music as well as handouts showing the music by "rote" (string names and finger numbers) will be provided in the classroom.
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Rebecca Portillo
Lives in the United States
Music Teacher
27 total reviews
61 completed classes

About Me

I teach violin, viola, general music, and music theory - sometimes all at once! 

I have been playing the violin for 30 years and teaching music for over 20 years. I learned how to play a variety of other instruments in college through my college... 
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