Take the Paganini Challenge Self-Study Course
Jennifer, a beginner violinist, had only been playing for 9 months.
She took the Paganini 5 Challenge and look at her progress: spiccato and ricochet in just 5 days!
Learn as little or as much as you want
Build your skills in each of the 5 lessons
Feel more confident with your new progress!
But don't just take my word...
Look at what people have to say!
Day 1: Bulletproof Your Intonation
Day 2: Master (Four-Octave) Scales and Arpeggios
Day 3: Build Speed & Accuracy
Day 4: Improve Your Left-Hand Technique (Especially For Small Hands)
Day 5: Master the Paganini 5 (and all other) Ricochet Strokes
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You don’t have to be an advanced violinist to take this Challenge!
While Paganini Caprice #5 is virtuosic repertoire typically studied and performed by advanced violinists, whether you’re a novice or professional violinist, you can choose to learn just 5 notes, 5 measures, or 5 lines.
Together, we will break down this Caprice into actionable steps so that you can tackle this piece (or any piece!) with confidence.
A beginner violinist who had only been playing for several months took this Challenge (you'll see Jennifer in the video at the top of the page) and she was already playing a perfect spiccato and ricochet stroke by the end!
That's okay! This is precisely what this Paganini Challenge is for!
I originally led this Challenge for violinists (and violists) who were from all backgrounds: novice to professional.
The goal of this Challenge is to advance your playing to the next level. You may use this Paganini 5 Challenge to overcome any hesitations about studying a "virtuosic" piece and/or use it as a vehicle to solidify your other repertoire.
Everyone who completed this Challenge walked away improving their technique, studying important foundational violin techniques that translates to great violin playing.
Even if you don't end up being able to perform Paganini 5th Caprice by the end of the Challenge, you can aim to learn just 5 notes, 5 measures, or 5 lines with better technique than when you first started!
No worries if you are short on time.
Once you purchase the course, you will have lifetime access to the lessons and can refer back to them any time.
Learn the techniques at your own pace and return any time when you need a refresher.
It's like having me as your teacher-on-demand!
Assistant Concertmaster | National Ballet of Canada Orchestra
Founder/CEO of Violin with Dr. Lynn
I have spent 21 years as Assistant Concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and have accumulated years' worth of performance experience on three continents from inside the pit and onstage as an orchestral, chamber musician, and soloist.
As a performer, I've given the world premiere of numerous works around the world; as an educator, I've taught as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at Memorial University of Newfoundland and have been asked to teach, coach, and adjudicate worldwide.
I launched Violin with Dr. Lynn in order to serve violinists around the world who are as motivated as I am to continue learning and honing their craft.
With three performance degrees on the violin under my belt, I continue to pursue higher learning with world-class violin pedagogues in order to further my knowledge and provide excellent instruction to my students worldwide.
I coach student violinists, avid amateurs, teachers, and professionals who come from all parts of the globe: Canada, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Philippines, etc., some of whom play professionally as principal players in the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, English National Opera, and Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Nothing would make me happier than to help you achieve greater success as a violinist and a musician.