Many people dabble with the idea of taking online violin lessons, they research, check out different teachers and read many different reviews. I often wonder why some people never choose to fully commit to learning an instrument. Maybe there is always some doubts that people cannot learn for one reason or another.
Some people think they are too old what others think they are too young. Many people believe they are too busy to take on such a challenge, whilst others feel it may just be too much of a challenge.
So can anyone learn how to play the violin?
Personally, I do think that anyone can learn to play any musical instrument invented. Whether it is a violin, viola, guitar, drums, piano, African flute or Indian sitar we are all capable. The real challenge is not whether you are capable of learning it’s whether you approach your learning from the right angle and with the right frame of mind.
You could take two identical people, from the same background, with the same IQ, even with the same career and the same amount of free time. It is very possible that one person could succeed in playing the violin whilst the other identical person could be a total flop.
If our success story devoted themselves to daily or at least regular practice, if they continuously built on their music reading & sight reading skills and worked on bowing technique and tone they would obviously outshine other players who simply did not do the work. Even if they were matched against someone identical as mentioned above.
So yes anyone can learn to play with violin lessons providing that they organise themselves, their time and their efforts to achieve their goals. As you hear many successful musicians, sports personalities and businesspeople say ‘it is 99% hard work and only 1% talent’!