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How to Make an "Inside" Bow Hold for the Violin or Viola

Dr. Ana Maria, Doctor of Musical Arts
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(35)
This is a one-time class targeted at violinists and violists who are 7-12 years old and need some help with their bow hold. If your child just wants to review the bow hold, they are welcome to join as well.

Class experience

We will learn how to make an "inside" bow hold for the violin or viola. No prior knowledge is needed for this class. This is the type of bow hold used by professionals, as opposed to the "outside" beginning bow hold that is often used for very young students (usually ages 7 and under), who are still developing finger control and dexterity. We will practice bow holds together by learning in steps. We will also have a list of things to check in our bow hold. I will have all of the students do at least five bow holds during class, but probably more will be done.
Homework Offered
After the class, keep practicing the bow holds in order to solidify what you have learned. It is recommended that students do 8-10 bow holds per day, breaking it up into 2-5 bow holds at a time during the day so as to not get overwhelmed. There is no other homework besides that. This class can be repeated many times as needed.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
There is no formal assessment.
Grades Offered
violin or viola bow; or a rectangular eraser duct-taped to a pencil/dowel rod with approximately half an inch of the pencil/rod sticking out past the end of the eraser. 
There is no danger in this class, but it is helpful for the learner to have a parent or guardian listening off-camera in order to accurately repeat the bow hold after the class. Watching the class recording several times while practicing the bow hold is also recommended. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(35)
Dr. Ana Maria began her violin studies at the age of two and a half as a student of the Suzuki Method. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance at the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Music degree in violin... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
20 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
1-9 learners per class

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