The Violin Starter Pack is here!

The RSL Classical Violin syllabus is almost here, and WE. ARE. BUZZING. We’re so excited that it’ll very soon be out there in the world for all you string players to enjoy.

But what about the future vio-maestros in the world? We couldn’t possibly have left you out, which is why we’ve put together a beginners guide to learning this beautiful instrument.

Free Violin Pack

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With knowledge from industry experts, the Violin Starter Pack contains everything you need to get going, from how to hold the bow, getting started with fingering and fun facts about the instrument that you may not have known before.

Learning the violin can seem like a daunting task…

Where do I put my fingers?

Am I holding it right?

Is it supposed to sound like that?!

There are many questions to be asked, and rightly so! This is notoriously one of the most difficult instruments to learn, but we know you’re up for the challenge. In the Violin Starter Pack, we’ve gone right into detail to help violin beginners get their heads around this complex instrument, answering all of those questions that might stop you from picking up the violin and having a go.

Download your free copy today!

Free Violin Pack

Be sure to let us know how you get on via social media. We can’t wait to see a new generation of RSL violinists flourish!

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To support what you'll learn in our Violin Starter Pack, our team of experts, led by Dan Francis, will be hosting two webinars in September exploring the upcoming RSL Classical Violin syllabus. These sessions are designed for you to understand the academic rigour at each level of qualification, the rationale behind the syllabus and a breakdown of what students will need to do at each grade with sample repertoire included. There will also be a live Q&A and practical demonstrations of some of the repertoire from one of the lead consultants of the syllabus. Sign up via the form below!

  • Tuesday 5th October: 16.30 – 18:00 (BST)
  • Wednesday 6th October: 9:00 – 10.30 (BST)

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