I had my very first official violin lesson today!!! It was alot of fun! I've played the piano and its grade 6-7ish, but really really wanted to learn the violin. My friend gave his crappy violin to me and I wanted to learn on my own, but figured out that it's quite impossible with a string instrument.
So, my first lesson is 45 minutes. She briefly taught me how to tune the violin, named parts of violin to me. Taught me how to hold the violin and the bow etc.
She also went over how to bow open string and to concentrate on getting even tone doing down and up bow (which is really hard for me).
I like this teacher that she's going over the basic. I have another teacher that responded to me, I met with her last week ( not lesson, just check out the place and her schedule), she made a copy of twinkle twinkle and told me to try it out at home!!! In all fairness, i still want to take a lesson from her to see how it is.
Anyways, she have me practice the twinkle twinkle thing pizacatto, and bow open string to concentrate on even tone.
One question, for example, if i have to play a D#, I would just put my 3rd finger on the A string, but she made me put my 1st and 2nd finger down as well.... is this correct?