Imagine Having a Professional Violinist On-call 24/7

Someone to show you how to practice and master your etudes, pieces, scales, technique, and more.

Each lesson breaks down the technique, demonstrates everything, and gives clear practice advice


Learn from Joshua Peckins: experienced teacher and professional concert violinist

Joshua Peckins is an award-winning concert violinist and pedagogue, with over a decade of teaching experience both as faculty of the New England Conservatory Prep School and in Vienna, Austria.  Truly an international musician and teacher, Mr. Peckins has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s Performing Arts Center, and has been invited to give pedagogical lectures internationally.  His private students have been accepted into the Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Boston Conservatory, Longy School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, MIT, and the Prayner Conservatory in Vienna.  Mr. Peckins holds advanced degrees in violin performance from the Vienna University of Music (Post.Grad), Yale School of Music (MM), and the New England Conservatory (BM), and is deeply committed to passing on performance skills to students.  He has created this website to help aspiring violinists in their search for excellence and joy in their artistic pursuits.

 
 

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Over 21 Hours of Video, PDF’s, and 200+ Unique Lessons!

That’s almost a year’s worth of private lessons - over $2,500 value - available 24/7

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Click TECHNIQUE for scales, set-up/position, and technical exercises like shifting, vibrato, and bow strokes.

Click ÉTUDES for Essential Elements, Kreutzer, Kinsey, and Dont.

Click REPERTOIRE for Suzuki pieces and Mozart.

Click PRACTICING for specific practice methods and advice.

 

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This was fantastic. ... I didn’t think this would be as helpful as it was and the fact that I can replay it over and over again is a bonus for me to remember all the pieces. Thanks very much!
— Ann McPherson, current student
Joshua Peckins has brought violin teachers and students a treasure that we have long needed – a wonderful selection of short, easy to understand videos ranging from beginning pieces and basic techniques to advanced etudes and repertoire. Teachers will find this to be an outstanding instruction supplement that will enhance all who use it.
— Teacher
I think the length of the video is perfect and I like that you introduce the technique before playing through the etude. I also thought your explanations and practice suggestions were well presented.
— Current student
Joshua’s teaching videos help my daughter connect to the etude and deepens her musicality. The breakdown of a professional musician’s approach, the demands of the piece, and finally the technical skills Joshua points out gives her a sense of clear direction and mastery. After watching a video lesson, my nine year old daughter comes away with a greater sense of command and plays with much more focus and confidence. Thanks so much for sharing these!
— Elizabeth Fennell, Mother of Frances
We appreciate that Joshua is finding new and interesting ways to make lessons more efficient. It is helpful to refer back to the video during the course of the week which increases practicing effectiveness.
— Current student
Sam finally moved onto Kinsey 24 yesterday, so we had the chance to view the video. I especially appreciate having your instructions on video, as Sam will sometimes argue about what you said or did not say in class, so it is nice to have a reference he cannot dispute. It is also nice for Sam to hear the etude as he is practicing. He can imitate almost anything he hears. Interpreting written music is much harder for him.
— Current student
 

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