Violin lessons in Limassol.

Tired of the tra­di­tion­al Music-school sys­tem? Are you search­ing for an alter­na­tive way? A dif­fer­ent focus than just pass­ing some exams?A homey atmos­phere? An expe­ri­enced and ded­i­cat­ed teacher with an active car­ri­er as a pro­fes­sion­al musi­cian? Flex­i­bil­i­ty on sched­ule and time? Inno­v­a­tive teach­ing meth­ods com­bin­ing group and pri­vate lessons? Teach­ing mate­r­i­al adjust­ed on stu­den­t’s needs? Online sup­port for free?  Var­i­ous tuition pack­ages?

Then you are in the right place!

Why Violin Lessons in Limassol?

Music lessons help foster success in other areas of life.

  • Becom­ing skilled at an instru­ment gives stu­dents con­fi­dence and a sense of accom­plish­ment in life.
  • Stud­ies have shown a link between music and a student’s per­for­mance in oth­er areas of study:
    • Music stu­dents have high­er test scores and IQ rates (Mozart effect)
    • Music pro­motes cre­ativ­i­ty
    • Music aids in student’s suc­cess in oth­er fields of study
    • Music pro­motes self-suf­fi­cien­cy as an adult
    • Music stu­dents have decreased dis­ci­pli­nary prob­lems
    • Music aids in giv­ing stu­dents’ prob­lem-solv­ing tech­niques
    • Music pro­vides a healthy and unique atmos­phere for mak­ing and keep­ing friends
  • Music gives stu­dents the abil­i­ty to express their emo­tions in a healthy way.
  • Stud­ies show that the abil­i­ty to per­form com­plex rhythms allow stu­dents to make faster and more pre­cise cor­rec­tions in many aca­d­e­m­ic and phys­i­cal sit­u­a­tions.
  • Music lessons have proven ben­e­fi­cial in help­ing stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties such as dyslex­ia.
  • The oppor­tu­ni­ties to per­form teach stu­dents to con­quer fear.

Why my studio (Violin Lessons Limassol)

  • I teach all ages and abil­i­ty lev­els
  • Vio­lin lessons Limas­sol offers stu­dents the oppor­tu­ni­ty to per­form fre­quent­ly either as soloist or ensem­ble mem­ber
  • Lessons are designed on each student’s indi­vid­ual needs.
  • Vio­lin lessons Limas­sol intro­duces stu­dents into sev­er­al styles of music adapt­ing a more prac­ti­cal approach to vio­lin play­ing if required
  • My goal as a teacher is to give stu­dents the tools they need to teach them­selves
  • Large expe­ri­ence in prepa­ra­tion for ABRSM exams with absolute suc­cess
  • Hav­ing lessons in your own place.
  • Vio­lin lessons Limas­sol online prac­tice mate­r­i­al and tuto­ri­als
  • Lessons can be giv­en in Greek, Eng­lish, Ger­man.

Private Lessons – Single Person

Violin Lessons in Limassol, Violin tutor, viola teacher,
Vio­lin or Vio­la Lessons in Limas­sol, Niko­las Efthymiou

Pri­vate lessons are ade­quate for focus­ing on student’s spe­cif­ic abil­i­ties and needs.  The Vio­lin lessons Limas­sol class­es are struc­tured around student’s inter­ests, age, cul­tur­al back­ground. Main goal to enhance per­son­al devel­op­ment, to explore the whole poten­tial for artis­tic expres­sion and the unique abil­i­ties that each one has. My teach­ing approach includes prin­ci­ples from Suzu­ki and Kodaly method,  as well as from the well estab­lished Ger­man and Russ­ian Schools.

Violin group Lessons
Intro­duc­tion to the art of vio­lin — Group les­son

 Group Lessons

Group instruc­tion is designed for begin­ners and empha­sizes basic tech­nique, rhythm, tone, and musi­cal inter­pre­ta­tion. Groups are lim­it­ed to six stu­dents. Group lessons have cer­tain ben­e­fits, espe­cial­ly for the young ages.

- they are giv­ing the chil­dren the feel­ing of par­tic­i­pa­tion in a per­for­mance which makes the whole expe­ri­ence of learn­ing be infi­nite­ly more mean­ing­ful and moti­vat­ing

- the enhanced aur­al aware­ness of ensem­ble, into­na­tion, bal­ance etc, togeth­er with oppor­tu­ni­ties to assess one’s own per­for­mance togeth­er with that of one’s peers, can have an enor­mous impact on musi­cal learn­ing

- stu­dents’ acqui­si­tion of tech­nique and musi­cal knowl­edge is enhanced and rein­forced by lis­ten­ing, adapt­ing to, and emu­lat­ing mem­bers of their own peer group both con­scious­ly and, prob­a­bly to a greater extent, uncon­scious­ly.

- Music-mak­ing in groups has infi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties for broad­en­ing the range of expe­ri­ence, includ­ing a crit­i­cal assess­ment of the play­ing of oth­ers and a sense of per­for­mance.

- helps the chil­dren to devel­op the feel­ing of com­mu­ni­ty and explore new com­mu­ni­ca­tion — pat­terns.

The groups will be set up tak­ing in regard to the age, culture/language, time sched­ule and the expec­ta­tions of the mem­bers and will be 1 or 1.30 week­ly.

 Chamber-music Lessons

violin chamber music. Violin Lessons Limassol
Cham­ber music with stu­dents of Klas­sikon Odeio Lar­naca

If you want to know more about how to par­tic­i­pate effec­tive­ly in a cham­ber music ensem­ble or if you just want to make your own ensem­ble sound essen­tial­ly bet­ter by adopt­ing var­i­ous orches­tra­tion and impro­vi­sa­tion tech­niques you can reg­is­ter for cham­ber music lessons. Vio­lin lessons Limas­sol will pro­vide you with the nec­es­sary music mate­r­i­al ( arrange­ments in the music style of your pref­er­ence ) as well as prac­ti­cal guid­ance on how to devel­op all the ele­ments which make an ensem­ble extra­or­di­nary.

What is needed to start the lessons?

Sim­ply the Vio­lin or Vio­la with its bow… If you are not sure about the size of your child’s vio­lin you can always con­tact me to help you find the right one. You can also con­tact me if you pre­fer to rent a vio­lin instead of buy­ing it. (That would be an option for begin­ners who may want to try a bit first or for any­one who is not will­ing to buy all four sizes up to the nor­mal). The rosin for the bow is also required togeth­er with a shoul­der rest. For find­ing more infor­ma­tion about them please click on the fol­low­ing link.

Gen­er­al Terms/Rules from Vio­lin lessons Limas­sol.

1.  The aca­d­e­m­ic year starts on the 1st of Sep­tem­ber and ends on the 30 of July. The stu­dent is expect­ed dur­ing that peri­od to attend the class­es con­sis­tent­ly at the pre-set days and times so that the planned goals and tar­gets for the year are met.

2. The les­son — fee is set at the begin­ning of the aca­d­e­m­ic year and it is made known to the stu­dent upon reg­is­tra­tion. The month­ly fee should be pre­paid dur­ing the first week of the month. (inde­pen­dent­ly of the num­ber of lessons that the stu­dent has attended).Alternatively, the stu­dent has the choice of the fee for a sin­gle les­son.

3. In case of absence of the stu­dent, the teacher is not oblig­ed to recov­er the les­son. If the stu­dent, how­ev­er, gives a notice  48 hours before the lessons the teacher may try to find anoth­er con­ve­nient time and date to recov­er the les­son. If the teacher is respon­si­ble for the can­cel­la­tion of the lessons then he is oblig­ed to recov­er it at a con­ve­nient time for the stu­dent.

4. I case the stu­dent wish­es to give exams at the end of the year he has to pro­vide the exam fee at the end of May.

 Step-By-Step guide for violin beginners

Step 1: Find the necessary equipment.

Buy/Rent  a Violin

This Sec­tion will help you to make the right deci­sions in acquir­ing the most essen­tial object…the Vio­lin

Violin bow 

Most begin­ner vio­lins include the bow the vio­lin case and  rosin. In case how­ev­er you need to buy the bow sep­a­rate­ly check the fol­low­ing tips to make the right choice

Violin Case (coming soon)

Is it nec­es­sary? what kind of rosin to use (light or dark) what shape, and what brand? find all the answers in this sec­tion.

Shoulder Rest 

There is debate among vio­lin­ists whether shoul­der rests are real­ly nec­es­sary are in some case are caus­ing fur­ther tech­ni­cal obsta­cles. Depend­ing on stu­den­t’s par­tic­u­lar­i­ties shoul­der rest may be a use­ful tool to help the stu­dent main­tain a relaxed pos­ture and hold of the vio­lin which in turn will result in bet­ter play­ing.

Step 2: Get informed about the basics of violin maintenance and care

Vio­lin Set­up and tun­ing (com­ing soon)
How to main­tain your instru­ment (com­ing s0on)
Vio­lin Physics (more com­ing soon)

Step 3: Get performance tips, free scores, and online lessons

Free online beginner lessons to get you started

Here are cov­ered the basics to get you start­ed. Bow and left-hand exer­cis­es, scales and sim­ple begin­ner songs

Online lessons

Com­ing soon

Step 4: Find violin music sheet and learning material

Step 5: Buy extra helpful equipment for your practice
Step 6: Community Resources — Useful Information about violin and viola

To get some more, use­ful infor­ma­tion and advise about the violin/playing/ learn­ing please please vis­it Vio­lin lessons Limas­sol blog (All about Vio­lin) or

To down­load a prac­tice chart click here

One thought on “Lessons”

  1. I played con­cert vio­lin all through school. Even though I have a great deal of mus­cle mem­o­ry, I am find­ing git dif­fi­cult to read and bow cords. Can you help?

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