Get started playing the violin as an adult learner with the world-famous Suzuki Method! Acclaimed teacher, Beth Blackerby, helps you get through Book 1, teaching you the required skills and familiar folk songs.

  • Course level: Beginner
  • Course length: 16 lessons | 2h 02m
  • Course delivery: Online
  • Course fee: US$49

Course overview

In this course, acclaimed violin teacher, Beth Blackerby, walks you through Book 1 of the Suzuki Method, one of the most popular violin methods in the world! You'll get to learn fundamental violin skills 'the right way' and by the end of the course, you'll know how to play some classic songs.

The Suzuki Method is based on the philosophy that talent is developed not inherited. To that end, the method's creator, Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), developed his famous violin method that incrementally builds technical proficiency through a carefully designed sequence of repertoire, based on familiar folk tunes from the Western classical tradition.

Course details

This part 1 of the course specifically focusses on the following skills:

  • Detaché bow stroke
  • Staccato bow stroke
  • Finger preparation and placement
  • Left hand spacing patterns for keys of A, G, and D major
  • Concepts of good tone production
  • Legato bowing

Key information

Course leader, Beth Blackerby

Beth Blackerby has been a professional violinist and teacher in Austin, Texas, for a quarter of a century. Beth has performed with the Austin Lyric Opera, the Austin Symphony, Chamber Soloists of Austin, Conspirare and the Santa Fe Pro Musica.


We work with some of best musicians in the world to share their skills, passion and know-how with you. Learn the secrets, habits and practice techniques that will take your playing to the next level.

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