theVIOLINcode | Beginner Violin Lessons | Unit 1

Start your violin journey the right way!
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Learn to hold the bow in a very detailed way, which will help you develop great flexibility in your playing as you progress.
Learn the parts of the violin, as well as their purpose.
Get a broad understanding of how we produce the sound on the violin.


  • Designed for beginners with no prior experience.
  • No need to own a violin. You can start Unit 1 armed with a simple pencil:)


Hello! This is Dr. Yuliyan Stoyanov.

I would like to welcome and congratulate you on your desire to learn to play the violin. With my courses you can fulfill your dream of becoming an advanced violinist from the comfort of your own home. Regardless of your innate talent, age, or physical capabilities, if learning to play the violin is your heart’s desire, I'll help you attain that goal.

Let me tell you a secret - you already know how to play the violin. All the movements we utilize to hold the violin or draw the bow on the strings, you already know how to do. They are part of your daily life. The only thing you need is to make a connection between these movements and the movements required to play the violin. Let me be the teacher who will guide you every step of the way to mastery and will show you the true beauty of playing the violin!

Don't hesitate! There is no better time than now. First little steps will soon become great strides toward your success!

theVIOLINcode is designed for you to get results:

  • Short lessons, so you can focus easily

  • Gradual introduction to each technique

  • Detailed explanations

  • Exercises in "call and response" fashion

  • Structured lesson plan

The biggest challenge for you as a beginner violinist is not simply to imitate your teachers in order to learn how they play the violin...

…It is to understand how to use your own body, to find the most comfortable and healthiest playing style for yourself.

I will work with you to help you discover it, making your violin journey even more exciting!

Who this course is for:

  • Adult learners who prefer detailed and logical explanation.
  • Parents who wish to learn the violin basics and help their kids who take violin lessons.
  • Violin teachers who wish to learn new tools and techniques to use in their teaching.
  • Students who do not wish to commit to regular violin lessons but want to learn as their schedule allows.

Course content

5 sections17 lectures48m total length
  • Introduction
  • Parts of the Violin and Basics of Sound Production
  • Sound Production on Violin
    3 questions


Violin teacher, more than 20 years of experience
Yuliyan Stoyanov, DMA
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 806 Reviews
  • 5,658 Students
  • 3 Courses

Violinist Yuliyan Stoyanov holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. His professional career includes solo, chamber music and orchestral appearances throughout the United States, as well as Bulgaria, Netherlands, Japan, Italy, Austria, China, Germany, Switzerland, and others. Stoyanov is a founding member of the ensemble for contemporary music MYX’D. Recordings of his performances can be found in the archives of both, the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television, as well as West Virginia Public Radio, WNKU, and Youtube.

Along with his classical roots, Stoyanov has explored jamming and improvising in various other genres and has performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sarah Brightman, and Josh Groban.

Dr. Stoyanov is actively involved in teaching violin, chamber music, and string ensembles. His main goal is to maximize his students' results by providing them with the clearest step-by-step system to violin playing. He is a strong believer in music education being fun and easy, based on the idea that anything that we do naturally, we do without effort. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two sons (3 and 8 years old) and practicing yoga as a way to learn more about the freedom of movements involved in violin playing.