The most popular instrument of the strings family. Hugely versatile and always in demand for orchestral music. Learning good violin technique can be challenging, but once mastered, a whole world of music opens up – classical, pop, folk, country. Violins can be heard soaring in dramatic solos and chamber music, or making beautiful waves of romantic sound in the body of the orchestra. And strings sections are heard in pop music, from Kanye West to Blur. It’s very important to learn with an expert violin teacher from the beginning to get good technique set up, as bad habits can be tough to unpick later.

Learn for ABRSM or Trinity grades or learn in a more informal way.

Suitable for the youngest beginners, age 4 upwards – no upper age limit!

Violins are one of the more affordable musical instruments – a brand new good quality student violin set-up will cost around £90-100, and can be re-sold when you upgrade. Second-hand violins are also available from many music shops, and hiring for around £5 a month is a very good option to consider especially for younger beginners, who will need to upgrade their violin as they grow. It’s essential to get properly measured for a violin before starting, and they start from 1/16th for the very smallest students.

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We find brilliant violin teachers for all ages working in the following areas

Southwark  Bankside, Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe, Camberwell, Peckham, Nunhead, Walworth, Elephant & Castle, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Herne Hill, West Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak

Lambeth  Brixton, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Kennington, Lambeth, Oval, Stockwell, Streatham, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, Waterloo, West Dulwich, West Norwood

Lewisham Deptford, New Cross, Telegraph Hill, Brockley, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak, Lewisham, Blackheath, Lee

Parts of Greenwich Greenwich, Charlton

Wandsworth Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Tooting, Wandsworth, Wimbledon

Parts of Bromley borough Anerley, Crystal Palace, Penge, Sydenham