Violin Lessons - AMP - Starter Package- Beginner Violin Lessons on DVD with Music Book Written for a Learning Violinist and Fingering Charts, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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(Jan 01, 2008)
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It took me a long time to decide on Mrs. Seidel's videos. I was worried about the cost, at first. The price is cheaper than taking lessons in person, but more than most instructional videos. Looking at the more detailed instructions, than on simple one disk instruction videos, and the step by step break down of each lesson plan, the cost is well worth it. There are 3 instruction disks, with a bonus tuning and technique disk Being able to contact Mrs. Seidel, by e-mail, is also a plus.
Mrs. Seidel paces the lessons, breaking the lessons into parts, so that I was able to follow along. Being able to go back and listen to her play and then trying myself, over and over, helped me a lot. The bonus disk helps you to set up your violin and helps you to learn to hold your violin correctly. If you forget the correct way to hold the violin or the correct way to bow the violin, don't worry as Mrs. Seidel reminds you during each lesson.
The best part was that I was able to finally play a song, for my son, and he knew what I was playing. That made the lessons well worthwhile for me.
I am impressed with Mrs. Seidel's thoroughness. I took some piano lessons when I was young so I know my notes, but the DVD certainly would have taught me if I hadn't. She also teaches slowly enough for a beginner to follow and think at the same time.
The DVD has helped me with my bow position and especially my fingering. I appreciate Mrs. Seidel showing each note of the song separately and then playing the song at a faster tempo so that I know how it should really sound. Frequent reminders about arm and finger postion help to create correct muscle memory for me.
I use the DVD as a secondary teacher. The DVD seems to cover anything my regular teacher misses. I am extremely pleased with the product and would recommend it to any beginning violinist.
I wanted to learn how to play the violin and so I choose Mrs. Seidel's DVD series. Her program was the most thorough on teaching the violin than any other series I have purchased. She actually teaches you how to read music and with clear and closeup video instruction. You can see the finger placements and arm positions without difficulty. What impressed me with her series, is that Mrs. Seidel didn't skip any steps, and like so many other DVD violin teaching series, assume you know how to read music; so their beginning violin is really intermediate. Her beginning series is really starting from the beginning.
I must comment not to give up in only one day. My first 4 days were very difficult trying to master holding the violin and making my bow run down the center space between the bridge and the finger board. My husband even plugged his ears, but on the 5th day, beautiful sweet music begin to flow and my husband actually cried because I was making my dream come true.
A note on the sound quality, it varies from DVD players and computers. The most important thing is that her music is in tune with your violin, which is lacking in other violin instruction programs.
Best Wishes-Catherine Cline-Film Director
We purchased this so that my daughter (6) and I could learn the violin together. We found it very difficult to follow the instructions for how to hold the instrument and bow. We didn't even get through the first lesson before we gave up and scheduled regular lessons with a regular teacher. You just can't beat a person in the room explaining what you're doing wrong and how to fix it. Yes, I'll spend more money in the long run, but hopefully, it will be worth it.
To be honest, I had my doubts, because I spent time and money on useless books and DVDs (like ABC's of violin) and learned nothing. But after I researched Mrs. Seidel violin teaching methods and visited her website, videoviolinlessons.com (check it out, it's great!), I felt comfortable enough to try her DVD series. I noticed the difference right away, because I was able to e-mail Mrs. Seidel on all of my questions,..and she actually e-mailed me back with a real answer (amazing this day and age), and the DVD lessons are extremely helpful, with well organized DVD menus, crystal clear picture and sound, two different camera angles side by side (full image, and close up of the fingering hand) and the music on screen at the same time! No more, looking back and forth from fumbling with the sheet music and trying to follow the DVD, the way Mrs. Seidel professionally arranged the on screen lessons is BRILLANT! I for one am a true believer in learning violin from a DVD series, and I definitely will purchase the other DVD series.
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Great. Recommend it. I bought this for my sister. Never played violin before, after one day she played happy birthday song for me. Lots of laugh;) but I've recognised the song:)Published on January 4, 2013 by mariusz
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I believe this method has its unique advantages for those like me who cannot attend class during the regular hours. I can view the DVDs at any convenient time. Read morePublished on October 15, 2008 by Zhentao Zhang
I received the new revision of Mrs. Siedels DVD lessons and it looks and sounds great. The new production quality is first rate. Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by John M. Militello
I recently purchased AMP's Beginner Violin Lesson Series and was so impressed with the quality of the product that I immediately ordered the Intermediate Series. Read morePublished on December 13, 2007 by M. Spencer
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