Online Group Violin Lessons for Adults with Experience

Learn the violin conveniently, and safely, from home with affordable video chat violin lessons.

Maybe you've played in high school orchestra? Or perhaps you were a Suzuki kid? Maybe you've had private lessons? Below is a list of ongoing classes with openings for new students. Students with experience may begin at any timeplease inquire about joining a class in progress as usually future schedules are listed below. Each class has a brief description, so you can perhaps see which class may be of interest and close to your level of playing.

Classes & Levels

If you wish to know if any class may be a good fit for you, feel free to write and describe your experience, From there, we'll schedule a free consultation so we can see where you're at with your violin playing. You may also visit any class to see how it is going to be. Please don't be shy, classes are fun, imaginative, and you will learn to play with great classmates!

Our adult classes are open to students 13 years of age and older.

Our skills series (the first 4 years of learning) includes classes in this progression below. If you wish to know if any of our classes might be a good fit for you, feel free to write and please describe your experience, and/or mention the pieces you last remember playing.

You do not need to wait for the beginning of a session to join a class. If there's a class that might be a good fit for you, you may join in at any time. When joining after a session has started, tuition would be pro-rated to be only the classes remaining in the series.

If you would like to visit (or participate in) a class to see what it is like, please be in touch!

First Year: Beginner Violin 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e
Second Year: Violin 2a-2e
Third Year: Violin 3a-3e
Fourth Year: Violin 4a-4e
Fifth Year and Above: Violin Ensemble

It is recommended that students with 3-4+ years of experience augment group classes with additional private lessons.

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About Your Teacher

Over the years, I've been delighted to help people make violin and viola playing a part of their lives.

I've been teaching for over 30 years in Seattle, and Olympia, Washington, Eugene, Oregon, New York City, Portland, and Windham, Maine. While in Eugene I taught for the 4J School District as an orchestra director, and conducted sectionals, and auditions, for the Eugene Youth Symphony. I've taught at the Suzuki Institute of Seattle, Tacoma Youth Symphony Music Camp, and been director of the Thalia Olympic Music Camp, and Seabeck Music Camp. In Windham, and Portland, Maine, I've provided classes through adult education programs in the public schools.

I have built a school that offers music education for not only children, but also for adults. This school has various programs for all stages in one's musical development, and it is such a school that says: "It is never too late to start. It is never too late to experience, and express through music."

It is my belief that the arts are interrelated and when given an insights into music making, these insights can lend a fresh approach to other processes. Playing an instrument is not merely learning technique, or reproduction of pieces, it can be a diving board for an exciting journey into self discovery through the world of the arts: composers, musicians, dance, theater, visual art and literature. I hope to pass this feeling of inter-relatedness on to my students and to give my students something to take home in their hearts.

It gives me great joy see students discover, and grow. 

Ed Davis

Online Class Tuition

Please note that missing class is not recommended and you will need to practice outside of class! As every class builds one upon another, if you anticipate missing a class, you may schedule a private make-up lesson to keep current with the group, or for online classes, request that a recording of our lesson be provided.

Each session includes eight hour long group classes.
Students are encouraged to also include the optional private lesson.

Reservation/Partial Tuition:
$110, without private lesson
$150, with private lesson

Tuition Remainder, Due by First Class:

$285, Eight Group Classes**

* $175 via Zelle, $180 via Venmo or Credit Card.
** When bundling a private lesson with your group class, a discount has been applied.

As these are group lessons with limited class size, please commit to the full session in which you wish to be enrolled. Fees for the session are non-refundable.

Online Meeting Room

After you sign up for a video chat class, you will receive confirmation with links to our online class meetings (please allow 1-2 business days for this info to arrive.) To fully participate in video chat lessons, you will need an internet connection, and a tablet, laptop, or computer with a camera and microphone.

Do I need to know how to read music to take this class?
First year classes will focus on some reading, and basic music theory. Advanced classes will address reading issues as applied to each piece studied.
How long are the lessons and how many students are there in class?
Classes meet once a week, and each class is about 1 hour in length. Students may also add an optional private lesson to the course for individual guidance, or to make up for a missed lesson. Classes are limited to 7 students.
I've been playing for some time and wish to join a class with experience, what should I do?
Please be in touch to schedule a free informal listening and consultation. Prepare a minute of any piece you like to play, this will help in finding out which class might be the best class for you - and don't worry if you're feeling rusty, your piece doesn't need to be perfect! Please write to arrange for a time.
Work sometimes will keep me late, what if I have to miss class?
Students who miss class may wish to schedule a private lesson to stay current with the class, these lessons can be scheduled at a convenient time. Lessons outside of class are a great way to stay current or to have extra help from time to time.
After this class, will I be able to continue where I left off?
Yes! Ongoing classes may be offered following any class, however it may be scheduled at a different time.
If I join a class that has already started, what will my tuition be?
Please ask: tuition would be pro-rated so that you would only pay for remaining classes in a session.
Most of the class schedules I see are in the future, how can I join now?
Aside from holidays, we are almost always in session. Classes that are currently in progress may not be listed in the schedules below. Please inquire for more information.

Schedule & Sign Up!

To enroll in any online class, please see the offerings below and click the enroll button for the class that suits your experience. If you are unsure of which class might be best for you, feel free to be in touch to schedule a friendly, free consultation.

If your checkout email address is not your preferred address, please include an additional email address in the "notes" portion of your payment.

A note about time zones, classes are listed in Eastern USA Standard/Daylight Time.

Anywhere you live, all students are welcome! Please know that lessons will be given in English.

Violin 2cd
Online Class

~1.25 Year of Experience
In this class, we will be learning arpeggios, hooked bowing, and how to play music not as expected to create humor! We'll also learn a bit about how moving into various postures can bring out tone and character.
Please be in touch before enrolling in this class, thank you!
Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm ET
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
Please be in touch before enrolling in this class, or to request to attend/participate in a free trial class, thank you!

Students' Choice!
Online Class

~3 Years of Experience
In this class, we'll be studying works selected by students! Along with this varied repertoire, we'll be engaging exercises, scales, and skill builders that directly relate to the works on hand. Styles of music can be anything from Broadway to Folk, Pop to Jazz, International, and Classical selections too!
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
Please be in touch before enrolling in this class, or to request to attend/participate in a free trial class, thank you!

Advanced Students' Choice!
Online Class

~6 Years of Experience
In this class, we'll be studying works selected by students who are further along in their studies. Along with this varied repertoire, we'll be engaging exercises, scales, and skill builders that directly relate to the works on hand.
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm ET
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24
Please be in touch before enrolling in this class, or to request to attend/participate in a free trial class, thank you!

Haven't found what you're looking for?

Let's create your class! Please take this brief questionnaire to help match you with other students of similar experience.
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In-Person Classes, Maine

If you're interested in In-Person group classes, and you live in the Portland, Westbrook, or Windham, Maine area, classes are forming for you! Take our brief survey to express your preferences, or please sign our mailing list.
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Cancellation Policy: There is a $20 cancellation fee, your reservation fee is only partially refundable. If canceling your enrollment 7 days prior to the first class, your entire enrollment fee, or portion of, may be forfeit if the vacancy cannot be filled. Thank you for your understanding.

On occasion, class may be canceled/rescheduled due to low enrollment, at which point a student may have a refund of tuition, or use tuition towards an alternate class, private lessons, or future class.

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