What do you think? Is it hard to learn the violin? Well, the first thing you have to understand about the violin is that it is still just a musical instrument. You don’t have to be an exceptionally gifted concerto violinist to be able to play it. If your child wants to play the violin, he doesn’t have to be some four-year-old musical genius to be able to understand how to play this instrument.

So, is it hard to learn the violin? If you have an interest in playing the violin, and the drive to learn how to actually play it, then this musical avenue is definitely open to you. Practicing the violin at home is easy; you just have to give yourself time to learn all of the basic skills in handling and playing the instrument itself.

Practicing regularly is essential to learning any instrument. This is true for the violin as well. Some people love practicing so much that they are able to master the basics in a relatively short period of time. Others choose to take a longer time to master the first few lessons. It really doesn’t matter how long it takes you to master your own scales, and violin lessons, as long as you are working at your own pace and enjoying yourself. This especially applies to folks who want to learn the violin from the comfort of their own home.

About two decades ago, people didn’t have much choice when it came to their musical education.  If a person wanted to learn how to play the violin, he only had two choices: hire a personal mentor or sign up for a local music class. I’m not saying that these are not top choices, but if a person doesn’t have any time to attend formal classes, I believe that he should still be able to enjoy playing his instrument. It is a good thing that there are master classes online nowadays.

You can sign up for these classes (and often some lessons are offered for free before you have to pay for the remainder of the lessons), and learn at your own pace. The idea of learning at home is actually quite ideal for musicians, because they don’t have to deal with the stress of driving to a music school every few days. The only downside I see is the fact that you won’t be able to interact with other students just like yourself, who have more or less the same skill level. But then again, not everyone enjoys the idea of having other people hear their practice sessions, so I guess this isn’t really a big problem for all beginners.

If you are particularly wary of other students and advanced practitioners, I suggest that you sign up for online violin classes first, and then enroll in a music class later if you have the time and resources to do so. This way, the learning curve associated with the first few lessons in music class wonít be so steep for you, and you won’t have any trouble adjusting to the teacher or the lessons. It also helps if you can purchase one or two good books on playing the violin. Do not buy sheet music until you are able to play with ease. You need to build your technique first; technique is the most important part of your music education.