Part One: The Initial Set-Up

The first lessons are the most important lessons for young violinists. We want our students to find a good balance between the bow arm and fingers with physically free motions in a non-judgmental environment. Developing the initial bow strokes of martele, detache and legato set the stage for all technical and musical things to come.

Part Two: Developing Shifting and Vibrato in the Early Stages

This session will explore preliminary shifting and vibrato exercises. Vibrato and shifting motions begin in the first lessons and continue to develop over the next years.

Part Three: The Importance of a Repertoire Sequence

As teachers, we are always looking for new and different repertoire. We want our students to be able to perform the glorious violin repertoire with security and ease. This session will explore a repertoire pathway which lays the foundation to reach this goal.

Course Fee 

The course fee is $150 (USD) or the equivalent of ‚ā¨150 (Euro).

The course fee includes three sessions  and video recordings of the entire course for later review.

Partial scholarships and assistance are available for persons experiencing financial hardship. We welcome violin teachers of all backgrounds.  Please contact us by email:

If you have questions, please contact our office, Stefan Kalkbrenner:

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