Audition preparation for violin with Miss Laura, the violin teacher

Classical violin lessons? Arco: Arco means with the bow and often appears in music after pizz. (pizzicato or plucked) passages of music. Vivace: A Vivace Tempo is lively and brisk. Vivace would be slightly faster than allegro.; Fortississimo: Fortississimo is written fff and means “very, very loud”

Bass: The Bass is the largest instrument in the string family. It is played standing or sitting on a tall stool. The bass is also commonly called the string bass, double bass, stand up bass or acoustic bass. The strings on the bass are G, D, A and E. Basses are available in 1/8 – 4/4 sizes.

Violin parts : Bridge – The violin bridge holds up the strings. It is shaped in an arch to make it possible to play on one string at a time. Of all the parts of the violin this is the most delicate. A Violin Luthier must carve the bridge feet to fit the top of the violin. Against popular belief the violin bridge is actually NOT glued to the top of the violin but help in place by the strings. Eye – The eye of the violin bow is centered in the frog. It acts as a decoration and is usually made of mother of pearl. You can use the eye as a guide when learning how to hold the bow.

Find out things you are doing well and get suggestions for improvement. Also, ask questions and clear up any confusion. Get feedback between lessons, keeping your practice on track. **Please allow 24 hours for Miss Laura to respond to an audio file submission. And, If you submit a file sooner than 24 hours before your next scheduled lesson, Miss Laura may provide feedback during the lesson instead of via email.

I don’t just teach online violin lessons, I go beyond with lesson plans that include so much more. I provide online lesson portals, audio practice aids and audio practice submissions with feedback too. These are on top of the regular online violin lesson. That means, the lesson isn’t over after the online zoom lesson. Each lesson plan encourages the most progress per week. This learning environment is the most effective with teacher support that continues all week. See additional info at

How to change atrings? Wrap the new string around the peg: First, rotate the peg so that you can see the small hole where the string should go. Stick the straight end of the string into the hole so that it goes all the way through but does not stick out too much on the other side of the peg or it will get caught on the peg box when rotating the peg. Next turn the peg away from you so that the string wraps around the peg. Try to wrap the string in the direction of the outside of the peg box so that when you are finished the string leads straight to the nut and doesn’t cross across the peg box. Also, try not to overlap the string when wrapping. If the string is the correct size for your instrument all strings should be the exact length to not need overlapping when winding on the peg. Only change strings that are the correct size for your instrument.