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The violin is the most versatile and most used of any instrument in the orchestra. It is the upper voice of the bowed string family and derives from Italy in around 1550 in its present form. It is shaped like a human and sounds like one, it plays all genres of music and is always in demand. The violin has many famous players from Sherlock Holmes to Albert Einstein and possibly the greatest player Jascha Heifetz.

Learning to play the violin

Lessons are taught in groups or individually. Students need to develop good intonation, through singing tones on their instrument and develop a good relaxed posture so important for health and wellbeing. Practice is key to enjoying this instrument with short, regular sessions.

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    Benefits of learning the violin

    Learning the violin is great way to improve your concentration, and drives improved attention span and focus. It can sharpen your memory and improve your self-discipline. The violin is also a very social instrument with lots of opportunities for interaction

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    The violin suits learners of all ages. It can be played on its own or as part of a 120-piece symphony orchestra. It can play music which is 300 years old or in the pop music charts today. It is ideal for children who have a strong and detailed work ethic and want to express themselves


You can start to learn the violin in our low cost group lessons.

Find a violin lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire a violin

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


Like playing the violin, thinking requires daily practice.

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Charlie Chaplin

Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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