What are the advantages of taking classes online? When do your courses start?
Convenience and flexibility are the most common advantages of online classes. Online classes allow you to fit learning violin into your schedule when it's convenient for you. These lessons are self-paced and so you can enroll at any time! Learn in your Space, at your Pace, from the Ace!
How is the material available online?
Material is video lessons. Once a student is in their course site, they can access video lessons, assignments and discussion boards
How do I interact with the instructor? Are you on hand to answer questions if I get stuck?
Students and instructors communicate primarily through course sites and emails and discussion boards in courses. There will be regular video uploads of your learning and feedback provided individually. Also, a monthly live video interaction on a zoom platform is another medium to interact as well.
Is there interaction with other online students?
There is quite a bit of interaction between other students including online discussion forum and live Zoom interaction with instructor once a month
It is perceived that Violin is a difficult instrument, I have no musical background, would I be able to learn? Is prior music knowledge a requirement?
Prior music knowledge is not a requirement. If you are a beginner sign up for Prathama (1st course). For all other courses, the course description and requirements are clearly detailed in each course page (Click on each of the courses to learn more)
What is the right age to enrol for any of these classes? Are they any restrictions?
Any age is perfect, as long as there is an eagerness or curiosity to learn a new skill or technique. Music can be learnt by anyone and at any age. All you need is the right instructor to guide you on your musical journey! We have kids as young as 5 and adults over 60+ as well who are picking up the skill for the very first time and enjoying their experience as well.
What is special about these violin courses? What is in it for me?
- Opportunity to learn from world renowned Violinist
- Unlike other digital courses, this course is interactive with active feedback received at every stage while learning at your pace as well.
- Video lessons feature multiple camera angles that capture Fingering techniques and Bowing postures in great detail to enhance the learning experience.
Melodies and lessons in the courses are specifically curated for Violin instrument. These are different from traditional Carnatic basic lessons.
- The question I have is not answered. Whom should I contact for any queries?
- How do I choose the right size of violin ? Which size violin is for whom?
What price range violin should a beginner buy?
Price range : Rs. 3000 - Rs. 20,000/- is a good range.
Ideally purchase from a Musical Instrument store locally in your city. They will help string the violin and tune it for your use as well. For lessons in our portal, we recommend tuning the violin to "E".
Alternately you could purchase from online portals as well. Look out for reviews and comments to make sure you are getting a good one.
What brand of violin to purchase? Where to buy? Any suggestions?
Ideally purchase from a Musical Instrument store locally in your city. They can suggest the brand based on the budget and one that will be suitable for the student. An additional benefit is that they will help string the violin and tune it for your use as well. For lessons in our portal, we recommend tuning the violin to "E". Alternately you could purchase from online portals as well. Look out for reviews and comments to make sure you are getting a good one. ***DISCLAIMER*** We are not endorsing or saying the violins listed in the links below are the best to buy, but they have listed very good suggestions. If you do not have a good musical instruments store in your city, the links provide good information to make the purchase online
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How to String the Violin
Nowadays many new violins comes packed in a box and strings and bridge are packed separately. So it seems not ready to use! Please follow this link to learn how you can do this easily on your own - String the Violin
Where to buy strings for violin, if current one breaks/snaps? What string(s) should be bought?
- If you are outside India:
- E for Pa – (First string from right)
- A for Sa – (Second string)
- D for pa - lower octave (Third string)
- G for sa - lower octave (Fourth string)
- 31 for Pa, (First string from right)
- 28 for Sa, (Second String)
- 24 for pa - lower octave pa (Third String)
- 20 /19 for sa - lower octave (Fourth String)
Use strings of Medium Gauge - E A D G is fine.
You can buy strings with gauge number
Tip: Karuna Brand sells these numbered strings and you can place your order at this Whatsapp number +919830245780 - Karuna Brand (Musical Strings Research Bureau).
What is the order of courses?
ABHYASA courses are the base for all courses in this portal. There are currently four ABHYASA courses (Ordered list : Abhyasa - Prathama, Abhyasa- Dwitheeya, Abhyasa- Thritheeya, Abhyasa- Chaturthi). For those who have learnt all the ABHYASA courses we have Chocolate Melodies - Prathama , Varnam - Prathama and Varnam - Dwitheeya (coming soon).
If you have no knowledge about violin you will start with Abhyasa - Prathama.
If you are learning/have learnt Indian Violin and want to know the right course to enroll in, email us at email@example.com and we would let you know the right course to enroll in.
For information about courses available, please look up All Courses here.
What are the prequisites for courses? Which courses have prerequisite requirements?
All courses other than "Abhyasa - Prathama" and "Abhyasa- Dwitheeya" have prerequisite requirement. Mastering the bowing and fingering (Left hand Techniques) are a key to be able to play the Indian Violin. So to enroll in courses other than the two listed here, you will have to enroll for Prerequisite.
Alternately you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a video recording. Play any favorite song/lesson of your choice and send us a recording. Kumaresh Sir ( Fiddling Monk) would let you know what course you could enroll in.
Is it compulsory to start with Abhyasa-Prathama or can I also start with Abhyasa-Dwitheeya as I have been learning for some years already? How useful is the portal for students who have learnt for 5+ years?
Yes! There are courses designed for people with prior knowledge of Indian Violin as well.
If you are learning/have learnt Indian Violin and want to know the right course to enroll in, please look up All Courses here.
Each course describes who it would be suitable for and any prerequisites as well. Please read the course descriptions, curriculum, requirements and FAQs to learn about each course before you sign up. Alternately you can also email us at email@example.com and we would let you know the right course to enroll in.
Question I have is not answered. Any contact info?
If you still have questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also contact us on WhatsApp at +918095687401.
What are the two course prices listed? Why?
We have two options or rates to purchase the courses.
Option 1: One Time Payment plan - This opens all the lessons immediately.
Option 2: Monthly Payment plan - In this option the course lessons open up corresponding to the monthly payment. These options are just to give flexibility of payment options to the student. The material and guidance received are the same in both plans.
Is the course price all inclusive or would there be other taxes and fees?
The course price is inclusive of GST (India). It is inclusive of all taxes and fees, except those specific to credit card provider
If paying by a INR Credit card then there are no other charges billed by us.
If paying by a foreign currency credit card, then it depends on your particular credit card company fees and charges for foreign transaction fees if applicable, that might also apply.
How does the Monthly Payment Plan work?
This is an instalment option plan.
In this option the course lessons open up corresponding to the monthly payment.
Month is calculated as 30 days from when you enrol in that course.
So if there are 9 chapters in a course and course payment has a 3 month plan pay option then for example first month 3 chapters would be available , 2nd month your credit card would get charged/you will get a reminder about monthly access expiry, and next 3 chapters ( so totally 6) and last month post payment, the remaining 3 chapters (.i.e all 9 Chapters) would be available.
Post completion of monthly payments ( 3 in this example) all the lessons would be available for your unrestricted access.
What happens if my card expires or my payment fails? Will I lose access to my courses?
Our payment processing platform is Stripe and they are failsafe. Still if you face any payment issues, kindly reach out to us. In your email subject, mention "Payment Issues:" , so we can quickly help you. Give us minimum 24 hour to help resolve the same.
Also as a good practice make sure to update your credit card info if it is about to expire, especially while enrolled in monthly payment plan.
If your account is overdue then your account would be autocancelled and you will lose access. If this happens, email us at email@example.com to make the payment and help restore your access.
My payment was successful,but I do not have access to courses. Why? Who should I contact?
This would be a very rare occurence. But if for some reason our payment processor cannot confirm payment, the enrolment into course may not happen immediately. In case of any issues please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email subject, mention "Access Issues:" , so we can quickly help you. We will resolve it within 2 working days. You can also reach us on WhatsApp at +91-8095687401.
What is the One time payment plan?
This is will be a single purchase of the complete course for the price listed. In this option all the lessons in the course are immediately available post successful payment for your unrestricted access.
Are cancellations allowed? What refund do I get?
Thank you for asking us this question! Detailed information about course/program module is available. The material that would be covered, the prerequisites for a course, the average effort and time required is also listed. So you should be able to make an informed choice. If you need further details before you make the purchase, please send us an email at email@example.com
Once you purchase/buy a course , we will not be in a position to refund the same. Thank you for your understanding.