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Inspired By Passion
Anyone can learn how to play the violin or fiddle, no matter how old you are, or where you live. The Fiddlershop Academy will guide you every step of the way on your musical journey.

Violin Lessons
For Beginners


This is the place to start learning how to play. We’ll start with how to hold the instrument, and even play our first song.


Beginner 2

In this course we’ll start using our bow and learn some easy songs with first and second fingers.


Beginner 3

You’ll learn about the elements that make up a good sound: Speed and Pressure. And we’ll learn more advanced songs.

We want you to be playing music and enjoying yourself as soon as possible. We're here to help guide you.
Michael O'Gieblyn &
Pierre Holstein
Artistic Directors
Trusted & Tested

Learning violin should be fun

If you want to to play your best, you need to learn from the best. Studying with us gives you access to our best advice from decades of professional playing, teaching, instrument and accessories advice, so that you can succeed.

We also know that getting started is difficult, and it can be discouraging to keep trying something you’re not “good at” right away.  

That’s why at the Fiddlershop Academy, we believe in having a good time while doing good work. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our students make real progress.

Comprehensive & Flexible

Courses for the complete musician

Available 24/7

Learn from our library of lessons whenever the time is right for you

Violin or Fiddle?

One has strings. One has STRAINGS!

Our ever growing repertoire of songs has something for everyone.


Reading & improvising

You’ll learn the best hits of the 1600’s to 2000’s. And learn how to improvise your own melodies

Express yourself

There’s a creative voice inside you the world wants to hear

Find the confidence to share your talents.

Overcome your fear and stagefright

If you can learn violin, you can learn anything.

Mistakes are the best teachers

Break difficult tasks down into the smallest bite size components

If you can play it slowly, then you can play it fast.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

100% Human Guidance

Premium members get personalized feedback and guidance from experts, not software.

Prepare your instrument

How to tune, rosin the bow, attach a shoulder rest etc. This is your quick-start guide. Click here to get started.

Troubleshooting & Maintenance

Replace a string, where to place the bridge, stop that buzzing sound etc. Click here for the free troubleshooting course.

Ready to pursue
your dream?

Persistence is fruitful.

Let’s Begin!