“If you want to play like the best, you have to learn from the best.” How many times has that phrase been the bane of your existence? In this economic slump, who can afford to pay $100 per half hour for violin lessons from a seasoned professional? That’s assuming you can even find one that’s willing to teach you. Even on the low end, violin lessons are $15 for thirty minutes. But what if you could learn from a professional violin player and not have to pay bihourly prices that will make you question how much you really want to learn to play violin? I’m going to share with you a secret that will allow someone of any budget to get premium violin lessons.
Time is money, but in the rising age of video, instructors no longer need to spend their time in one-on-one environments. This means they can reach more people and provide more information at a cheaper price. Eric Lewis, member of the Manhattan String Quartet who has been giving private violin lessons for over 40 years, is on the forefront of this market. He has a digital product out that gives hours of instruction, right for any level of violin player. He teaches you finger placement, how to increase dexterity, how to read music, music theory, how to play violin in any style, and how to become an all around pro with your instrument. This is going to be a hot market, so I’d jump on it before the demand goes up (along with the prices). Violin Master Pro has a one-time cost of $29.95, with regular updates, and he guarantees it for 56 days. Personally, I’d take that over private lesson prices any day. Call me crazy, but if I can learn to play antique cello at home for cheap, I’m a happy camper.
I don’t want to be one of the millions of pushy guys telling you what to buy and what not to buy. I’m just advising you to shop smarter, not harder. Many will tell you that slim, sleek wallets are sexy to get you to spend more, but I believe there’s no substitute for a wallet, fattened by the cash you save. You can get many things for much cheaper in digital format online. If cheap violin lessons are something you’re interested in, you can check out the link in my resource box for more information.