Play Violin! Challenge and Fun!
Have you always wanted to learn to play the violin and recently decided to enroll in lessons with a dedicated and enthousiastic violin teacher? I’m Giorgos Samoilis and I know playing the violin is not easy, but I can tell you: it's fun and you will love it! My main goal as your teacher will be to do everything possible for you to reach your full potential!
As violinists, we are fortunate to have a vast repertoire for all tastes! Lesson content is tailored to suit your individual learning goals and musical level. So, get ready to expand your musical horizons and sign up for a trial lesson! It will give you tremendous pleasure!
Location and Times
Lesson times are flexible and are agreed upon between you and me. Enjoy maximum flexibility with a 10 lesson card. The lessons can be given in the comfort of your own home in Amsterdam area or in my teaching place in Weesp.
Online Violin Classes
I also offer fun, comprehensive and motivating online courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Live feedback and instructions! Book a trial lesson or buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!
What and how
In a relaxed atmosphere we will work on developing a smooth technique, always in a tension-free manner, focusing on tone production, dexterity of fingers, proper intonation and a healthy and comfortable posture. Notice and enjoy your progress!
Violin Lessons to Beginners
Well done for taking the first step! The violin is definitely one of the more challenging instruments to learn! You’'ll be encouraged to make music from the very first lesson. Together with some necessary music theory, always applied to the instrument, you'll learn pieces of gradual difficulty.
Duos and fun pieces
We make use of challenging tuition methods and you'll learn a solid technique by playing scales, bowing and fingering exercises and easy tunes to begin with. Repertoire includes etudes, playful and challenging concert pieces and from the very beginning duos to play together in the lessons. Curious? Book a trial lesson!
Violin Lessons to Advanced
We will work on advanced pieces and etudes developing the technical skills on the violin and always look for musical ideas of the pieces. Keep going and bring your favourite violin sonatas/ concertos! Learn all about bowing technique, fluent bow changes, vibrato, intonation, phrasing and expressing yourself on the violin.
Are you in love with Bach’s music or do you prefer to play well known and unknown Italian baroque compositions from the 16th, 17th and 18th century? I'm a specialist and enjoy teaching you all about trills, ornaments, articulation, bowings and fingerings! Initially it can be overwhelming but I’m sure you will love it! Want to try? Arrange a trial lesson!
About Giorgos Samoilis
I'm half Greek half Venezuelan and I started playing the violin at the age of seven. Music is part of my life since I was a child and I'm totally addicted to the violin and the wonderful repertoire for the baroque violin. I have graduated from the conservatory of Utrecht as a baroque violin player with a masters degree and I perform often with baroque ensembles in the Netherlands and abroad. I love teaching since it is an opportunity to share my passion for music making!
Just let the learning process proceed at its own pace and find happiness in each improvement!