Violin Curriculum

Our VIOLIN curriculum is based on up-to-date Royal Conservatory RCM standards enhanced with the best Russian, European and North American violin learning traditions and teaching techniques. We equip every student with real skills that allow to play various styles of music and enjoy playing violin for a life time.

Academy accepts students of all levels of skills ages 5 and older. Adult and Senior students are welcome!
Once a week 45 min and 60 min in -person and online lessons are available.

Course Agenda:

  • Pain and tension free proper holding, standing, freedom of arms movement right from the beginning.
  • Beautiful tone production and good right hand technique.
  • Proper left hand habits in scales and studies
  • Readying music
  • Sustainable, tension free Vibrato
  • Memorization and playing with piano accompaniment and other instruments
  • Build classical music repertoire and explore popular, fiddle and Jazz
  • Make great violin videos 🙂
  • Participate in our concerts, community events and video projects
  • Prepare for RCM exams, concerts, festivals, recitals and competitions.

Fiddle Curriculum

FIDDLE playing curriculum is based on building solid technique foundation for playing vast variety of fiddle music standards, blue grass and advanced fiddle tunes. Every fiddle student of our academy can expect to develop one or few big binders of scales, exercises, technical studies and tunes as well as to learn or brush up the following skills. 

Course Agenda: 

  • Proper stance, holding the fiddle, freedom of arms movement
  • Tension and pain free playing
  • Good tone production and solid right hand technique
  • Awesome left hand technique, intonation and fast light fingers
  • Tons of scales, exercises and studies
  • Double stopes and chords technique
  • Embellishments technique
  • Keeping up the tempo in fiddle tunes and playing with other people, guitar , ukulele and digital accompaniments
  • Explore Fiddle and Blue Grass repertoire
  • Make fiddle cool videos
  • Participate in our concerts and show case events
  • Prepare for competitions
  • Learn basic improvisation skills

Academy Video Library

Our video library includes videos of various parts of our VIOLIN and FIDDLE curriculum recorded by Anna Baksheeva for her students and by her students playing the exercises, scales, Etudes, pieces, duets, etc. Anna encourages all of her students to contribute their videos to Academy’s library page and show off their hard work to others and inspire other violin students to keep up practicing and improving. This is an important part of our learning process. We try to share music with others on all levels of skills.

Preparation and set up for violin / fiddle studies

Beginner: First initial months of playing violin / fiddle materials

First Year Pieces

Royal Conservatory Books

Suzuki Books Pieces



Play Along Pieces

Fiddle Tunes

Popular Songs

Classical Pieces

Violin and Fiddle Books

We use great variety of materials for all level students to tailor the best learning experience for everyone. Students work on scales, solo pieces, technical etudes, songs from Royal Conservatory level books, Suzuki books, as well as many additional materials from wide variety of genres and styles of music.

Books: Fiddle, Classical, Popular, Broadway, Gypsy Jazz, Linsey Sterling, Disney Favourites, Jazz standards, Fiddle of the World, Play Along collection, seasonal holiday music, etc.

Buy Violin / Fiddle Books Online

Royal Conservatory Books

Order RCM 2021 Syllabus here:

Order RCM level books here:

Suzuki Books 

Violin Etudes 

Fiddle Books 

Hal Leonard Publications / Play Along Series