Vov Dylan violin academy online


2020 and the Corona Virus has changed the nature of teaching music for the immediate future.


Nonetheless, the need for lessons continues and the Vov Dylan Violin Academy is adapting to the current climate.


This page is to address the options available as we move through this time.




Lessons are all held on a one-on-one basis. The only restriction on lesson availability is time.


Online Studio operation hours are currently Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6.30am until 10pm Sydney Australia time.


Lessons are booked in 30 minute blocks. To allow for technical set up issues and a longer tuning process, each 30 minute lesson has an extra 10 minutes factored in as a bonus to ensure that there is 30 minutes of actual lesson time.




Lessons are currently available to operate with:

  • Zoom (preferred)
  • Skype
  • FaceTime

To ensure the lesson goes smoothly you need:

  • computer / iPad / tablet / etc set up separately to the music stand far enough back so that the teacher can see your whole upper half (so we can see bowing / fingering / posture)
  • Computer close to the modem
  • all devises charged at the time of the lesson
  • turn off all background vision and noise filters.



Most face to Face exams have been cancelled for the first portion of 2020, with no news as yet as to what will happen for the end of the year.


All goals should be aimed currently towards doing exams at the end of the year, this will mean a few adjustments to your goal levels and timeline - and need to be discussed individually with your teacher.


There are also online exam and performance assessments which are becoming available online, as these come out, our teachers will help support you through these.


temporary teacher and student support


During this time, there are many teachers across the globe who either can't for have yet been able to transition to online lessons.


As a Violin Teacher proficient in multiple Exam Syllabi and expectations, I am able to act as a temporary teacher during this time - working in co-ordination with your main teacher until they are able to be online, or return to face-to-face lessons.


theory / music analysis / general knowledge preparation


All of the above skills still need developing during this time.


The Vov Dylan Violin Academy employs teachers to help with this.


Our courses are developed by Dr Steve Watson and supported with online teaching materials and are also conducted via Zoom and Skype.


These courses are designed to help gain the extra requirements of your practical exams that are beyond the technical element of playing your instrument.




Overall - your Violin Lessons and Exam / Performance preparation can continue during this period. If you have any queries please feel free to make contact at any time via : info@vovdylan.com 




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