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Sunshine Violin Semester

Learn to play the violin in a fun an innovative way!
Helen Justis
233 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 4 learners
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$35 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 10 weeks
30 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

Learners will learn the names of the parts of the violin and bow.
Learners will learn how to take care of their violin.
Learners will learn how to hold their violin and  bow.  
Learners will learn the names of the strings and how to pluck them and play fun rhythms on them with their bow.
Learners will learn how to place their fingers on their violin and the names of the notes on the A and E strings.
Learners will learn the A scale. 
Learners will learn how to pluck and use their bows to play Twinkle Twinkle and Ode to Joy. 
I have over 25 years teaching students how to play the violin.  It's my heart and passion!  I love to make it fun and fill my classes with encouragement and positive reinforcement, peppered with 'helpful hints' to make their music even better!  
Learners should practice between classes. 
Parents should tune their child's violin.  If you need help, I will send you a video about how to do that!  
 6 files available upon enrollment
1. violin- violins come in different sizes to fit your child. Here is a link to help you determine the right size. https://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/instruments/violin/violinsizingguide/ You can rent from your local music store, or purchase one (this one from Amazon has everything you need, but you will need to set it up. There is an instructional video to show you how. https://www.amazon.com/Eastar-Beginners-Students-Imprinted-Fingerboard/dp/B08199SVYK/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=violin&qid=1616201144&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&smid=A1PZPD3QI86H0M&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFNWVFBT1kxSk1SM0wmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA5ODYwNzAyWU5WMk1VOFlNT08zJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwOTk3MzQxRDFSMVNYVU82NE02JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== 2. bow- usually comes along with your violin 3. rosin- usually comes with your violin. If not, this is what I recommend: https://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/instruments/violin/violinsizingguide/ 4. shoulder rest- No need for something expensive. You can use a thick sponge and rubber bands, or order this: Here is the sponge one that I recommend.https://www.amazon.com/Players-Economy-Foam-Violin-Shoulder/dp/B000EEJ8V4/ref=sr_1_57?dchild=1&keywords=violin+shoulder+rest&qid=1616201727&sr=8-57 or: If you want to get a fancy one, get a KUN. The imitation ones that are cheaper tend to fall off more easily. 5. Finger Board Tape: Get one to fit your child's violin size. This is a full size, you will need a smaller one. https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Fret-FF121-Beginners-Fingering/dp/B00557KN28/ref=sr_1_28?crid=299GW8HCQV3H&keywords=violin+fingerboard+tape&qid=1657587506&sprefix=violin+fingerboard+tape%2Caps%2C325&sr=8-28 If you have any questions about this information, please don't hesitate to ask! I will provide you with all the music needed in download format when camp time gets closer!
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I will send all necessary music and information to the parents in  an easily downloadable and printable e format.  


Helen Justis
Lives in the United States
Always learning!!!
233 total reviews
246 completed classes

About Me


Come have fun, be encouraged, know that you CAN!  I am a teacher of over 25 years. I home educated my children, taught in traditional classrooms, and am currently teaching violin, cello and beginner piano and... 
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