MyRDV - Suzuki Book Three

“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”

~ Charles-Auguste de Beriot

“You don’t have to be a professional to play music. Close your eyes, take a deep breath.. And let it out. Let the violin dance, the guitar fascinate, the flute sing, the piano composes. Just. Let. It. Go.”

~ TheBakaViolinist

“Music is what feelings sound like.”

~ Author Unknown

“Of course the most difficult thing on the violin is always intonation. The second one is rhythm. If you play in tune, in time with a good sound that’s already high level. Those three are the main things.”

~ Ruggiero Ricci

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

~ Victor Hugo

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Suzuki Book One
Just starting out? Why not start here. My systematic videos take a beginner all the way through Suzuki Book 1 in about 7 months (take longer if you need to). This course is the only one of its kind on the web.

Suzuki Book Two
When you’re ready for a bigger challenge, Suzuki Book 2 could be for you! I’ll give you detailed instructions on every song and help you finish book 2 in about 8 months, plus instructions on vibrato, note reading, and general techniques! This course is packed with good stuff.

Suzuki Book 2 Song Coach
Looking for a “lite” version of Suzuki Book 2? If you’re already studying Suzuki Book 2 with a private teacher and just want some help on the songs between lessons, this course is just for you!

Bow DIstribution
Using songs from Suzuki Book 2, this exciting mini-course gives you in-depth discussions and demonstrations for the elusive skill of “bow distribution”.

Suzuki Book 4
Book 4 uses familiar, enjoyable repertoire to stretch your ability while also providing a rich opportunity to apply the skills you learned in book 3 and train yourself to execute them consistently. Come check it out!

Suzuki Book 4 Song Coach
A perfect companion for teachers OR students, this course gives you over 200 videos, including prep exercises, technique, note-by-note teaching, play-along videos, downloadable sheet music, audio recordings, and much more.

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Red Desert Fiddle (intermediate)
*Formerly “Online Fiddle” and “Red Desert Fiddle”* Learn 24 great American and Irish fiddle tunes in about 8 months, PLUS the techniques you need to make any tune a foot-tappin’ show stopper!

Vibrato Lessons
From the very first prep exercises to a fully developed vibrato. These classes can be purchased separately, but they are also included in the Suzuki Courses: Vibrato Part 1 in Suzuki Book 1, Vibrato Part 2 in Suzuki Book 2, and Vibrato Part 3 in Suzuki Book 3.

Tune Tutorials
My all-inclusive kits give you everything you need to master a tune! Click here to explore the Tutorials Library, with new kits added every year. Grow and expand your repertoire.

Fiddle Secrets
No time to waste? This extremely condensed course gives you the low-down on the hoedown– bowings, ornaments, and chords.

Fiddle Song Coach
If you have some fiddle experience and are just looking to quickly build your repertoire, this course is for you. I’ll walk you through 24 great American and Irish fiddle tunes!

Wohlfahrt Opus 45
Learn the process of studying etudes using this timeless classic. All in 1st position so you can focus on the important things like tone, technique, intonation, and more!

“Introducing the Positions” by Harvey Whistler
Learning higher positions is essential for intermediate violinists. This course uses the revered book by Harvey Whistler, and guarantees fluency in 3rd and 5th position.

“Melodious Double Stops, Vol. 1” by Josephine Trott
Intermediate violinists must study double stops if they want to learn the best violin repertoire. “Melodious Double Stops” by Josephine Trott is the tried and true classic for just that. Start today!

Learn to Read Music
After completing this course, you will be totally proficient and fluent in reading music. (this course is included with Suzuki Book 2)s included with Suzuki Book 2)

Bridge The Gap
If you feel “stuck” at a low intermediate level, if your playing lacks poise, polish and fluidity, if you struggle with Suzuki Book 4, or if Book 4 is rapidly approaching and you want a little more time to prepare, take this course!

Three Octave Scales
Learn multiple approaches to scale and arpeggio practice to maximize the benefit to your playing. At the end of this course, scales will be your old pal, not a frightening mystery!

Simple Songs for Special Occasions
Need to play by ear better? Wish you could memorize more reliably? Does your vibrato go out the window when you try to use it in actual songs? Simple Songs will help you! Let’s go!