Welcome to jontheviolinist.com

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Violin tidbits

Violin lessons and what you need to start

Teaching violin to all ages old and young.  It's never too late to start an instrument.

A little bit about me

What drives me to play such a wonderful instrument.

Signing up for lessons.

Don't be afraid to start something new and exciting!


Playing the violin

You!

First and foremost I need you to be a committed violin practicer and to be at every lesson!  I can't teach an empty stand!

Time and Patience

Being dedicated to your instrument and your practicing!  Consistency is key!  Practice makes perfect!

Deliberate practice

Finding time to practice is hard.  Find a time that works for you and your instrument. That means no distractions like Facebook, Cell phone calls or interruptions. 

Materials

Foremost you will need a violin. When you contact me I can recommend where to get one.  Next a music stand. Lastly, you will need music books.  I will let you know at your first lesson what materials to pick up. 

Surround yourself in music

Whether you listen to classical or bluegrass.  Pick out a couple favorite artists and listen to them.  It will give you a goal to work towards.

Have some fun!

Violin has to be fun.  Listen to Youtube.  Be creative.  Most of all play your violin for others!

A little bit about me

Where I got started

I started the violin when I was three.  I studied with the Suzuki method and went onto playing classical violin.  While classical is my favorite to play, I enjoy many other styles including bluegrass, country fiddle, and irish fiddle.  I even played in a heavy metal band.

Where I studied

I studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and at the String Academy of Wisconsin.  I went on to school at the University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I studied music performance in the Fine Arts program.  I studied with Ralph Evans, violinist of the Fine Arts Quartet as well as Mimi Zweig, founder of the String Academy of Wisconsin.

My influences

I love Jascha Heifetz, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Lindsey Stirling, Michael Cleveland, Stephane Grappelli and group called the Black Violin.  I can play classical, bluegrass, irish fiddle, metal violin, jazz violin and country fiddle.  Violin is such a versatile instrument!

Signing up for lessons

Fiddle me a tune!

Sign Up and Price for lessons

Lesson times and availability depend on my schedule and availability. Prices vary depending on experience and length of lesson.

Violin Lessons locations

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sat

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun

Closed