Take Violin Lessons with Virtuoso Musician Vijay Gupta, violinist in The Los Angeles Philharmonic. Here are 25 video lessons that will teach you how to play the violin today! The curriculum was created by some of the leading music educators in the world. This step-by-step method will teach you the basics as well as advanced techniques. (Music notation is included).

The lessons cover:
Meet Your Teacher
Parts of Violin
Holding Your Violin
Plucking Open Strings: Pizzicato
The Bow
Bow Hold
How To Bow: Arco
Left Hand Fingers
Staccato & Legato
Introducing 3rd Finger
Long Bows & String Crossings
Expanding Left Hand
Introducing 4th finger
The A major scale
The D major scale
The G major scale
Triads, Arpeggios
Double stops
Lifting the bow (circle bows)
Stopped bows/hooked bows
Slurs, whole bows and legato
16th notes
2-octave scale
Ode To Joy
Simple Gifts

Music Lifeboat’s violin lessons provide world-class video instruction at a low cost to help you become an excellent violinist and musician.10% of all proceeds go to the non-profit The Harmony Project of America, a nonprofit that brings music education and instruments to underserved students. We are working on a solution to bring free music education to the world that is sustainable. We can use your support by joining us on social media so we can work together to begin a movement so every child has access to music education. To learn more visit our website at

What’s New

Version 1.1

Fixed critical in-app purchase bug affecting some users.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Apydris ,

Great lessons, great customer service, great app

After starting with another lifeboat app, then switching instruments, I was not disappointed. I am a truck driver that decided to learn an instrument on my down time and these lessons offer a great learning experience that can't be duplicated while on the road. I just wish they would make it possible to download and save a lesson or two for later use or replaying it again, as I don't always have wifi and these videos can kill mobile data. Would probably be nice for parents as well, my daughter will be getting a guitar soon and will also be using a lifeboat app.

GGould1 ,

The best violin video lessons I have come across

This is hands down the best app for learning violin I have found. It’s what I have been looking for to help my students have more visuals examples of proper technique. Beginning with the complete beginner. I do hope they add a teacher dashboard to make it even better.

Tracy simp ,

Great concept to learn violin

I have lack of time, so this app is perfect for me. Now i am learning how to play violin. All lessons are good, easy to follow and described step by step....given by excellent violinist. Great!


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55.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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