Violin Online: How Did They Learn?


by Dr. Robin Kay Deverich

This overview of the history of violin pedagogy has highlighted programs and string methodologies that have been used to teach amateur violinists. Aristocrats, factory workers and schoolchildren are just a few of the demographic groups who have played the violin for pleasure throughout history. In our present day, opportunities continue to exist for amateur violinists to learn and make music: amateur chamber groups, community orchestras, private and group instruction are just a few of these ways. Additionally, technological advances make it possible for the development of new and innovative ways to study and play the violin through mediums such as the Internet. Indeed, it is now more possible than ever before for amateur violinists to play the violin-for the love of it.