Learn to improvise on the violin and discover FREEDOM
Do you want to improvise on the violin to free yourself from the constraints of classical music?
You want to swing like Stéphane Grappelli, but you don’t know where to start?
I have good news: you can learn jazz improvisation on the violin!
Before going any further, I’ll offer up 3 FREE JAZZ VIOLIN LESSONS from my method :
If you’re on this website, you probably have many questions about learning improvisation on the violin or other string instruments, especially if you want to play jazz.
You may already take violin lessons, but you feel like you are not able to make the connection between what you have learned and how to improvise, and when you try to improvise you have the sense of knowing what to do …
Or maybe you can play traditional or folk music, but you don’t have the best technique to improvise in jazz ….
Stay cool, these feelings are totally normal ! Playing jazz is not innate or magical, as classical musicians may believe.. (I am a classical musician and I was thinking that too…)!
Learning to improvise on the violin is progressive work, just like classical music and other world music.
This is why I created the blog Learn jazz violin: to help you and guide you through this mysterious, seductive jazz world …
I want to make the learning process more concrete and gradually clarify the gray areas that remain for my students!
My wish is to share with you the experience I have gained since I decided to learn jazz violin after years of classical training.
So I invite you to browse this site which is number 1 on Google in French, and someday I hope in English too…
This website is a gold mine of tools, videos and tips for learning jazz violin.
MY BACKGROUND : FROM CLASSICAL VIOLIN TO JAZZ VIOLIN
When I was four years old I watched a concert of my mother, a pianist, playing with a violinist. I actually remember deciding that very day that I wanted to be a violinist! So I began studying at a conservatory for youth, and then later at the college level I graduated from the conservatory of Fribourg (Switzerland), and then Geneva. I was lucky to have excellent teachers, as well as the experience of playing in good youth orchestras.
Prize for Best Improvisation at the International Violin Competition, Stéphane Grappelli Competition
Since I have been teaching violin improvisation I have had this recurring request from all my students … You want SHEET MUSIC!
For other instrumentalists who learned jazz without a classical background, it might seem paradoxical … asking for scores to improvise …
But … for us, students of classical conservatories, learning entire programs of the greatest works of the repertoire … what could be more normal…
DO YOU WANT TO TAKE JAZZ VIOLIN LESSONS ?
YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PAGE !
I suggest 3 possibilities :
1. A free jazz violin lesson to begin
2. Group lessons to study together how to improvise on the violin
3. Individual lessons, to complete my jazz violin method
What people say about me
Eva is a fantastic teacher, very clear and patient and has a wonderful methodology to help anyone learn to play jazz violin. You’ll love her and her classes!
You’ll look forward to the classes starting soon.
I have always loved jazz violin but didn’t know where to start. Eva’s method of teaching is wonderful. Her combination of technique, instructional materials, videos and love of violin jazz is perfect for the learner of jazz violin. Thank you Eva for your teachings and inspiration.
Do you want to learn jazz violin and get results quickly?
Here is… my jazz violin method !
You got it right, first of all I had a background as a classical musician, then I managed to reinvent myself in jazz … But this didn’t come out of nowhere!
I studied jazz violin. I took lessons for years, with the greatest masters of the jazz violin … Pierre Blanchard, Didier Lockwood, Johan Renard …
Many musicians who begin learning music in jazz find themselves very independently listening to the solos they like and learning them by ear. Accustomed to reading scores at conservatories, the idea would not even have occurred to me to do it that way! It must have been suggested to me. Understandably, I did not come from the jazz world …