As with all 'Online violin lessons' at, this lesson is short (less then one minute) but very informative. You will learn the common mistakes people make when playing the violin.

Any violin teacher will tell you, bad playing habits are easy to form but hard to break. There are many common mistakes made in the posture and positioning of a beginner violinist. Watch the video below to understand these mistakes. This lesson will teach you how to correct them quickly to improve your playing ability.

  • Keep your left elbow away from your body in a comfortable position. Not too high and not too low.
  • The left wrist should be neutrally aligned with your left arm. Until you begin playing high up on the fingerboard in advanced positions, it should not be touching the violin.
  • It's hard to see mistakes you're making when you can't actually see yourself. Practice in the mirror. Or record yourself on camera.