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The In-Depth Guide to Violin Lessons in Singapore

In this article, we dive into our in-depth guide so you can easily navigate obstacles and make the most of your violin lessons in Singapore!

February 19, 2024

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Have you ever wondered when to start sending your child for violin lessons in Singapore? The recommended age to pick up the violin is five years old and above. What about an age limit to learning the violin? None!  

 

Many Singaporean parents encourage their children to take up musical lessons at a young age to better their performance at school or aid them in Direct School Admission (DSA) via performing arts. Though it might seem like the usual “kiasu” traits of parents, there is a method to this "madness", as many studies have linked positive benefits, such as improved memory and enhanced cognitive abilities, to learning music. Creatively, the violin is a timeless and versatile instrument with a rich tradition in music. It is known for tugging at the strings of the heart - pulling you in for a dance or making you feel like a great white shark is closing in on you underwater.  

Diving into the world of the violin can be both thrilling and gratifying. This guide will help you better understand the process, from learning the basics to the pros of consistent practice and how violin lessons could lead to improved academic performance!  

A teacher assisting her student, a young girl, on how to properly hold a violin during a lesson.
Understand the Basics    

You would not need to play like Vivaldi from the get-go, just like you would not dive feet-first into the ocean without learning to breathe underwater. Start by looking for a music school with experienced teachers who can provide you with a solid foundation.       

It is essential to get to know the instrument, including the proper way to hold the violin and bow, with emphasis on hand positioning. Explore the basic strings at the start before progressing on to playing with the bow.    

Consistent Practice  

As you attend your lessons, you get used to your instrument and build strength and agility in your fingers.  

Once you get the hang of the basics, consistent practice will help shape your proficiency with the violin. At least 15 minutes of practice daily is enough to see the benefits. As you progress, "increasing the practice time to 30 minutes to an hour or more can help further development."  

Once that becomes second nature, you can dive deeper and get soaked up in the melodic tunes of your dreams.

Become “Smarter”  

Research has shown that “playing the violin activates neural endings, trains fine motor skills, attention, and hearing. There is a combination of intellectual work with motor activity.”    

The complicated movements call for discipline, concentration and brain work to aid with memorising notes – skills which prove essential in the competitive education setting in Singapore.    

Glenn Schellenberg, a Psychology professor at the University of Toronto, found that:  

“Passive listening to music seems to help a person perform certain cognitive tests, at least in the short run. However, actual music lessons for kids lead to a longer lasting cognitive success.

 

A young student concentrating as she plays the violin.

 

Creative Self-Expression    

Aside from improved academic performance, playing the violin comes with the chance for creative self-expression. The violin can project the feelings and thoughts of the player by resembling the human voice and transforming emotions and moods into a medium to which audiences can sink in and relate.    

It is like picking up a new language – where you can learn new ways to express your emotions and ideas or unleash your creativity. It also motivates you to “think outside the box”!    

With the proper techniques and guidance, you can dive deep and enjoy the rhythmic currents without being swept away. Contemplate these points as you search for the best possible school for you!    

Discover Possibilities at Aureus Academy    

Aureus Academy, the leading music school in Singapore, has taught over 2 million lessons with a whopping 15,000+ happy customers. Our teachers are highly qualified and committed to creating the best music-learning experience for everyone.    

Test the waters with us before taking the plunge! Click the button below to book a trial violin lesson for free!    

Sources:    

Is It Easy To Learn Violin? What To Note Before Sending Kids For Classes (theasianparent.com)    

Collaborate Better with Zoom Phone (jargon not included) (youtube.com)    

How Often Should You Practice An Instrument? Practicing Guide - CIOMIT    

Thesis template (theseus.fi)    

Music Improves Brain Function | Live Science    

Unlock Your Creativity: Learning a Musical Instrument for Children and Adults in Los Angeles | Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello Lessons, and more in LA (angelesacademyofmusic.com)  

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