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Violin Lessons Online with Richard Amoroso

Richard Amoroso has created a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of violin lessons. Students have unlimited access to Richard's entire violin method plus notation and other study materials. Newly added lessons include many additional beginner violin songs and fundamental violin basics.  

What ultimately sets these violin lessons apart from other offerings however, is the ability to submit a video for personalized feedback using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Richard Amoroso reviews each submission and records a video response, offering tips about how to improve. All students can access Richard’s Video Exchange library, which may contain the key to unlock your playing.

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About Richard

Violinist Richard Amoroso currently serves as a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to his two decade residency with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Richard has graced famed concert halls around the world, including soloing at Carnegie Hall, and performing at the Suntoryi Hall, and the Wiener Musikvere.


Richard found success early in Violin, performing solo for the Philadelphia Orchestra when he was only 14. After briefly retiring from Violin, Richard returned in his 20’s. After studying and improving his craft, Richard has gone on to perform alongside musical greats, such as Hilary Hahn and Yo Yo Ma, as well as popular musicians like Sting and Billy Joel.


As a performer, Richard is known worldwide as one of the premier classical violinists of our time. His natural talent shines through his 1765 Nicolò Gagliano violin, as a tremendous instructor and musical genius.


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Richard Amoroso Violin Lessons

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  • Beginner Violin
  • Intermediate Violin
  • Advanced Violin
  • Violin Fundamentals

Beginner Violin

  • Getting Started - Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
  • Posture - Basic Left Hand & Arm Overview
  • Basic Bowing - Introduction
  • Basic Bowing - How to Grip the Bow
  • Basic Bowing - How to Start the Sound
  • Basic Bowing - Pulling the Bow with Relaxed Weight
  • Basic Bowing - Introduction to Long Tones
  • Basic Bowing - Speed & Weight
  • Building the Frets of the Hand - Introduction
  • Building the Frets of the Hand - Minuet in G by Beethoven
  • Building the Frets of the Hand - Minuet by Bach
  • Building the Frets of the Hand - Gavotte by Mignon
  • Bowing: Collé - Introduction
  • Bowing: Collé - Kreutzer No.2
  • 1st Position Major Scales
  • 1st Postion Minor Scales
  • Basic Arpeggios - Introduction
  • Basic Arpeggios - Major & Minor Arpeggiated Scales
  • Basic Bow Changes - Introduction
  • Basic Bow Changes: Bow Changes at the Frog
  • Basic Bow Changes: Bow Changes at the Tip
  • Basic Bow Changes: Combining Bow Motions from Frog to Tip
  • Basic Pieces - Gavotte by Martini
  • Basic Pieces - Minuet by Bach
  • Rhythms - Introduction
  • Rhythms - Giving Notes Their Proper Value
  • Rhythms - Triplets
  • Rhythms - Sixteenth Notes
  • String Crossing - Introduction
  • Bowing: Detaché - Introduction
  • Basic Shifting Overview: Shifting Between 1st & 3rd Position
  • Shifting Positions - Major & Minor Scale Exercises
  • Basic Shifting - Using Arpeggios
  • Practicing for Speed - Using Scales
  • Practicing for Speed - Using a Piece
  • Basic Vibrato
  • Basic Pieces - The Two Grenadiers by Schumann
  • Basic Pieces - Minuet by Boccherini
  • Double Stops - Introduction
  • Finding Notes in Different Positions
  • Basic Finger Motion - Introduction
  • Basic Finger Motion - Practicing with Scales
  • Basic Finger Motion - Building Up the Pinky
  • Pinkie Dexterity - Kreutzer No.9 “The Finger Exercise for Life”
  • Pizzicato - Introduction
  • Pizzicato - Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4, 3rd Mvt
  • Basic Pieces - Gavotte in G Minor by Bach
  • Basic Pieces - Humoresque by Dvořák
  • Basic Pieces - Seitz Concerto No.2 in G Major, 3rd Mvt.
  • Submit a Piece You're Working On
  • Miscellaneous Topics
  • NCSV Video Exchange Archive

Intermediate Violin

  • Ear Training - Working with Intervals
  • Getting Started - Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
  • Musical Groupings of Notes
  • The Chromatic Scale
  • Repertoire - Rieding Concertino Opus 21
  • Dynamics & Color
  • Shifting Positions - 3 Octave Scales
  • Shifting Positions - 1 Octave Scales on 1 String
  • Shifting Positions - Chromatic Scales & Broken 3rds
  • Shifting Positions - Shifting Above 3rd Position
  • Shifting Positions - 3 Octave Arpeggios
  • Shifting Positions - Ševčík Op.8 Shifting Etudes
  • Bowing: Martelé - Introduction
  • Bowing: Martelé - Kreutzer No.6
  • Bowing: Martelé - Vivaldi Presto
  • String Crossing with Martelé - Kreutzer No.7
  • String Crossing - Tip of the Bow
  • String Crossing - Middle of the Bow
  • String Crossing - Frog of the Bow
  • String Crossing - Kreutzer No.13
  • String Crossing - Accolay Violin Concerto - Opening Excerpt
  • String Crossing with Detaché - Kreutzer No.2
  • String Crossing with Detaché - Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor Op.3 No.6, Last Mvt.
  • Repertoire - Bach Double Violin Concerto - 2nd Violin
  • Repertoire - Bach Double Violin Concerto - 1st Violin
  • Repertoire - Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor Op.3 No.6, 1st Mvt
  • Trills - Introduction
  • Trills - Kreutzer No.15
  • Trills - Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 - Recapitulation Excerpt
  • Bowing: Spiccato - Introduction
  • Bowing: Sautillé - Introduction
  • String Crossing with Sautillé - Ševčík Op.2 Exercises
  • Bowing: Sautillé - Moto Perpetuo - Suite III, No.6 by K. Bohm
  • Bowing: Sautillé - Perpetuo Mobile - Little Suite No.6 by K. Bohm
  • Combining Spiccato & Sautillé - Kreutzer No.2
  • Transitioning In & Out of Spiccato - Beethoven Symphony No.3, Scherzo
  • Repertoire - Beethoven Symphony No.2, 4th Mvt. M.1-9
  • Repertoire - Liszt Les Preludes, Letter N
  • Left Hand Dexterity Exercises
  • Smooth Shifting - Replacement Shifts, Substitutions & Extensions
  • Smooth Shifting - Kreutzer No.11
  • Smooth Shifting - One Finger Shifts
  • Smooth Shifting - Classical & Romantic Shifts
  • Vibrato - Controlling the Motion
  • Vibrato - The Various Colors of Vibrato
  • Learn Your Pattern of Mistakes
  • Left Hand Articulation - Dounis Op.12 Exercises
  • Left Hand Articulation - “Fast Fingers” - Schradieck Exercises
  • Left Hand Articulation - “Fast Fingers” - Scale Exercises
  • Legato Bowing Practice Exercise - Mazas Etude No.19
  • Staccato Bowing Practice Exercise - Kreutzer No. 4
  • Repertoire - Bach Partita No.2 Allemande
  • Repertoire - Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 in G Major, 1st Page
  • The Dont Challenge: Dont - 24 Etudes & Caprices, Op.35
  • Submit a Piece You're Working On
  • Miscellaneous Topics

Advanced Violin

  • Getting Started - Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
  • Harmonics - Natural & Artificial
  • Double Stops - 3rds & 6ths
  • Finding Notes Out of the Air in Different Positions
  • How to Play Octaves
  • How to Play Chords
  • Intonation - A More Structured Approach
  • Advanced Etudes - Rode Caprice No.5
  • Bowing: Ricochet - Introduction
  • Repertoire: Accolay Violin Concerto, P.1&2
  • Repertoire: Vivaldi Winter, 1st Solo
  • Repertoire: Vivaldi Winter, 2nd Solo
  • Repertoire: Vivaldi Winter, 3rd Solo
  • Repertoire: Haydn G Major Concerto - 1st Mvt. Exposition
  • Repertoire: Haydn G Major Concerto - 1st Mvt. Development
  • Playing Unaccompanied Bach - Introduction
  • Repertoire: Bach Sonata No.1 - Adagio
  • Repertoire: Bach Sonata No.1 - Fugue
  • Repertoire: Mozart Violin Concerto No.4, Exposition
  • Repertoire: Mozart Violin Concerto No.5, 1st Mvt. Exposition
  • Repertoire: Bruch Violin Concerto
  • Repertoire: Lalo Symphonie Espagnole
  • Playing Under Pressure
  • Submit a Piece You're Working On
  • Miscellaneous Topics

Violin Fundamentals

  • How to Tune the Violin
  • Rosining the Bow
  • Impulses
  • How to Practice - Using a Metronome
  • How to Practice - Using Scales
  • How to Practice - Purposeful Practice
  • Intonation – Key Concepts for Playing in Tune
  • Intonation - Using Scales with a Tuner
  • Posture - Standing & Walking
  • Posture - Sitting
  • Posture - Advanced Thoughts on Neck & Chin Hold

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