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The Suzuki method

The Suzuki method is a very successful way of learning violin. I can only recommend it for small children, but also grown up who want to learn to play will benefit from the method

Start position

Put your feet a little bit apart with the toes a little bit outward. Straighten your back and stand up in a relaxed position


Keep your violin in about 45 o angle

Your shoulders should be parallel with your feet. Hold the violin in about 45 degrees angle to the centerline

Relax without tension

The 45 degrees should be considered as an average. You are encouraged to move all of your body when playing and thus the angle may vary a bit while you are playing. Remember that moving your body is part of the fact of being relaxed.