All About Violin Classes and Teachers

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All About Violin Classes and Teachers

Postby ysy » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:28 am

Hi,

Anyone know of a good violin teacher to recommend? I am looking for one to come to my place (Clementi) to coach my 5 year old. Any idea what is the normal rate (fees) like?

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Postby 2bb » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:41 am

Hi,

I am looking for a violin teacher for my son(7 years old). I live in Jurong, if it is not too far, I can travel to teacher's place.

Highly appreciated your recommendation.

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Postby musette » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:58 pm

Hi,

If you are still looking for a violin teacher, I can recommend my dd's. She stays in Choa Chu Kang Central. Her name is Ms Meah and contact is 90128424.

Tell her that you got her contact from Mrs Koh.

All the best!

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Postby Monster Mummy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:34 pm

Hi,

Can I know what is the minimum age for the kid to learn violin as most of school recommended age is 7 years. Maybe the reason is due to the strength required for them to hold the violin.

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Postby Petlover » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:32 am

My dd started her violin group lesson at 4 in her kindergarten. I know a lot of kids started at 5 or 6.

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Postby Monster Mummy » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:21 pm

Yes. I think most musical school only accept around 6 years old.

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Postby sandunes » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:20 pm

Monster Mummy wrote:Hi,

Can I know what is the minimum age for the kid to learn violin as most of school recommended age is 7 years. Maybe the reason is due to the strength required for them to hold the violin.


I would say 5 yo for most music instruments since both my kids started violin/piano at 5. :)

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Postby workingmom » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:46 pm

Monster Mummy wrote:Hi,

Can I know what is the minimum age for the kid to learn violin as most of school recommended age is 7 years. Maybe the reason is due to the strength required for them to hold the violin.


I think violin is a lot harder to pick up than the piano for many kids. For children with above average musical ability they can start at 7 or 6+, as opposed to piano where they can start at 5.

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Postby Petlover » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:23 am

Violin is more difficult to produce a nice sound without the basic techniques ( correct finger positions, pressure and speed of the bow,etc..) when compared to piano ( just hit the keys ). This may be the reason why some of the music school set the minimum age at 6 or 7. But I really see no harm to start a bit early if the kids are musically inclined, I saw a lot of kids start @ 5 and some even @ 4.

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Postby metz » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:42 am

Monster Mummy wrote:Hi,

Can I know what is the minimum age for the kid to learn violin as most of school recommended age is 7 years. Maybe the reason is due to the strength required for them to hold the violin.


Hi Monster Mummy,

Actually I shared in suzuki violin thread on this before. My kids' teacher's youngest student was a 2 year old. My girl started at 3 yr 4 mth while my son at 5 yr old. So, what you need is a teacher who has experience in teaching young kids. Some music schools such as Mandeville Music takes in students at 2.5 years old.
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