String instruments are the cornerstones of European musical tradition, and the numerable compositions for these instruments range from solo and ensemble pieces to large orchestral pieces. In addition to classical music, they easily lend themselves to other genres as well.

The violin is the smallest of the string instrument family. Its bright sound is expressive and rich in nuance, and it might be for these reasons that it is one of the most appreciated instruments in the world. The violin has four strings which are played on the hairs of a bow or sometimes plucked with a finger.

Violinists usually start playing at ages 5 through 10. The instruments come in different sizes according to the player’s size. The teacher will help you choose the first instrument to ensure the best suitability. The music institute also has rental instruments.

An excited attitude, regular home practice, and cooperation between home and the teacher are important when learning to play the violin. The institute has string ensembles and orchestras, which the pupil can join to play with others as their skills improve.


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Olli Sippola

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Ulla Terva

violin, orchestra conducting
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Anniina Tikka


This is what the violin sounds like