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Dear Violin Student,

This is Mr. Mario. I created this website page to teach you and for you to use it as a resource for your learning. Download the following software on your computer so that we may have a lesson online. If you don’t have a computer, download it to your cell phone.

Messenger for iPhone
Messenger for Android
Microsoft Teams

– Click “Sign in” and pick your school email

In order to succeed, you will need:
– Patience
– Perseverance
– Determination
– Practice

So, have fun practicing hard and contact me if you need help!

Mr. Mario

Violin and Bow Parts

Click here to see the names of the parts of the violin and the bow

The parts of the Bow are: Frog (or Nut), Adjusting Screw, Ferrule, Grip (or Winding), Stick, Tip (or Point), Hair


There are four main elements to good Posture:
– stand with feet slightly separated
– straighten back and neck
– open up your chest
– gently elevate head

– lift your head and look gently to your left
– place violin snuggly against neck so that:
+ shoulder-rest sits on (top of) shoulder and on chest
– lower head until chin sits comfortably on chin-rest
– keep violin flat to the ground or with scroll slightly angled higher

The Strings of the Violin

Click here to see the strings of the violin

The Violin is the Soprano and the smallest of the bowed orchestral string instruments. It has four strings (G-D-A-E) from Low to High, which are tuned in fifths. The Viola (C-G-D-A), and Cello (C-G-D-A), are also tuned in fifths).

Bow Grip

Click here to see a front view picture of the Bow Grip

Click here to see an upside down view picture of the Bow Grip

There are four main elements to Bow Grip:
– middle and ring fingers always stay together wrapped around the stick and on the frog
– square thumb and place it on the stick/frog in between two middle fingers
– round pinky and place it on top of stick
– move index slightly above and wrap it on stick

Left Hand Position

There are four main elements to left hand position:
– keep your wrist straight, yet relaxed
– square your fingers (keep nails short!)
– rest your thumb on the neck between the 1st and 2nd fingers
– keep your elbow slightly inwards (this position changes depending on the string you are


Click on the PLAY button below to hear the songs. Click on PAUSE to stop them.

“LA LLORONA played by Martha Psyko”

“Mariachi Sol De Mexico Perform Guadalajara”

“Roman Kim – I BRINDISI”

“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Variation I” by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki