Creative Violin | Online Violin Course for Beginners

Play your first song on violin today!

Are you starting with violin?
Play your first song on violin today!

Learn to play the violin with our simple new method.
Be an orchestra player, a soloist, play classic, country or jazz...

Students preceded you!
Years of teaching experience
Interactive instructional videos 

1-on-1 LIVE lessons / year

"After the first lesson I could already play a tune"

"This is by far the most engaging online course"

This course is focused, highly motivating and has increased my skill level considerably in a very short time.
The interactions with the teacher in the improvisation exercises gives one a real sense of ownership of the instrument (not to mention the thrill of playing along with another musician right from lesson one!)
The ability to ask questions during live webinars is also invaluable.
This is by far the most engaging online course and is just as immersive as learning with a teacher in person.
Xander's enthusiasm is absolutely infectious.
Thank you for this fantastic resource.

Ruthy S.
"In a word, he's thorough"

Mr. Nichting, Creative Violin, is covering a lot of necessary techniques that I haven't seen in other tutorials or books.
Other instructors seem to just hope we'll figure out these points by trial and error (for example, when to switch from upper arm to elbow motion when bowing).
In a word, he's thorough!

Steven D.
"I even started improvising in the first lessons"

"I got dizzy searching the internet and YouTube for violin lessons.
When I found Creative Violin I felt I was in heaven!
Creative Violin is a straight forward website where you will find everything about violin lessons.
All the video’s make it feel I have a teacher standing next to me all the time when I study.
I even started improvising in the first lessons!”

Minodora C.
Creative Violin Beginners-2022

What is Creative Violin?

Creative Violin is a complete violin method online, featuring many styles of music, studies, songs and even improvisation from the first lesson.

Practice along with interactive videos 24/7 and get personal guidance from your personal coach (yes, a real person!!) in the online WEEKLY LIVE CLASSES.

Start right away with your first trial lesson!

Unfold your 

Creative Talent

Start your free trial and play your first tune even today!! 

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Xander Nichting

Violinist Xander Nichting: 
"It is my goal to help you live your dream in playing violin"

Everyone can learn how to play violin.

Ever dreamed of being an orchestra player? A soloist? Play classical music, country or jazz?...

Can you do this?
I may be too old, or I have no musical talent enough to play violin...

Everybody keeps telling me "violin is the most difficult instrument on the planet"...

I have GOOD news for you!

Yes, violin can be quite challenging to learn, especially when you decide to do it alone.

A good method is required and someone looking over your shoulder is crucial too.

This is why we offer you personal guidance all the way!

Post your progress in our dedicated Facebook Group and get our professional feedback (free!) or attend the weekly live classes online for 1-on-1 time with your personal teacher!

We have seen students of all ages coming in and following the course with huge succes.

So don't let age or experience hold you back, go for the dream you have been procrastinating for so long.

Over 30 years of experience at your service.

In the 30 years of teaching experience I felt the need of creating a new method for you, as "the old methods" felt really outdated.

Don't hesitate any longer and start now!

Do you want to start immediately, you don't feel like overpaying for private lessons, do you want to see the exercises as often as as you want and play along with your favourite music?

Then this is the place to be! You will surprise yourself and:

  • Learn with interactive videos, it feels like your teacher is standing next to you all the time.
  • Always play together with backing-tracks (piano/orchestra/band...), every song, every exercise. 
  • Never a dull moment, very motivating.
  • Practice at your own pace, take all the time you need, no-one is rushing you.
  • Practice whenever you want, wherever you are.
  • Join the extra live lessons.
  • Find your lessons on any device, desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone...
  • Download and printout the pages of the lessons.
  • Download the backing-tracks and have them accompany you at your home-concerts.
  • Save on travel time and expense, you can do everything at home.
  • Play your first tune today!

- 4000+ students have already proven that the Creative Violin method works, for all ages. 

- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: We care about you and aim to give you the best violin-experience possible. if this is not for you, let us know within 14 days and we will refund you right away, no questions asked.

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Learn how to play violin with the best violin course online

Creative Violin is a complete beginners course featuring many music styles (not only Classic) and even improvisation from lesson 1!
Dual-video interactive tutorials, all ordered chronologically to ensure fast and stressless progress.
The method is based on the best proven methods, but have features in it that fit into our new way of teaching.
Creative Violin All Devices

Practice all exercises with the videos and “play-alongs” on all devices.

The Creative Violin website is designed to work flawlessly on all devices, smartphone, tablet, desktop…
So no matter where you are or when you want to follow a lesson, Creative Violin will always be there with you.
Study along with the videos, play along with the backing tracks.
They are there for all songs and exercises.
Creative Violin student

Weekly LIVE Classes.

This might even be the most important reason to sign up with Creative Violin.

Needless to say that if you have a coach helping you, your progress will be much faster AND better!
This is what sets us apart from other online methods, we provide the personal coaching with our weekly live classes.
We also have a dedicated Facebook Group where students can post their progress videos in order to get personal, professional feedback.
You should never have to study alone.

What will you learn in this violin course?

The Violin

You will learn how to hold the violin. A good posture is important in your further progress.

With our help you cannot go wrong.

In fact, you will play your first tune today!

The Bow

The bow determines the sound.

With the proper bow hold you will be in total control of how you sound.

We will get you there!

Reading Music

Reading music is much easier than it looks.

You will learn how to read notes very easy, learn as you play.


At the end of lesson 1 you will even start improvising.

This will feed your creative mind and make you a much better violinist.

Say hello to your unfair advantage.

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Learn from home, anytime ❌
Step by step curriculum ❌
High quality interactive videos ✅ ❌
Weekly Live lessons* ✅ ❌
Personal / professional reviews and feedback ✅ ❌
Get answers to your questions ❌
Re-watch any lesson ❌
Get all scores of each lesson ❌
Learn with improvisation ❌ ❌
Learn different styles ❌ ❌
Learn to read music effortless ❌
Learn the needed theory in practice ❌

7 days free trial

Your total investment 197,- / Year.        A LOT of wasted  time.    1200-1500,- / Year  

"I have tried everything, online study never worked for me, until I came across Creative Violin. The weekly live lessons made all the difference"

Xander Nichting

That is correct, it is hard to do it alone! (and you don't have to...ever again).

I have seen many bad habits growing on violinists who try to follow the numerous free vids on Youtube.
I can safely say, the majority won't make it past "Mary Had A Little Lamb".

Bad habits will limit your progress completely if you don't correct them.
Correcting bad habits afterwards can be very challenging, it is better to avoid them.

That is the reason I started with the Live 1-on-1 online lessons.
Bad habits will never get a chance if someone is looking at your progress every week.

  • Complete online method, from the very beginning to advanced level
  • 1-on-1 online live lessons weekly (40 lessons per year)
  • Play the Pachelbel Canon for your best friends wedding within a year
  • Play many different styles of music, including classic, jazz, country, world music and even improvisation
  • I get so much joy from playing violin freely, any style, and so can you, sooner than you think
  • Simply start playing violin, I will help you all the way

Xander gets his pupils to improve their playing rapidly, in a fun and motivating way.
My son loves it.

Deborah T

Thank you for not only teaching me the violin but also making the experience enjoyable with your cheerful and encouraging demeanor.

Theresa A

Not only are the lessons well developed, but he also puts on free seminars to help grasp the basic and more advanced concepts.

Highly recommended!

Sean H

FAQ Beginners Course

Am I too old to start with violin lessons?

You are never too old !!

The oldest student (as far as I know) is 70 and just started a few years ago.
Of course you should not expect to become a world class soloist, but that is not the point.

Having fun in what you do makes the level you are at completely unimportant.
Progress may be a little slower compared to children, but the fun you get out of it is what it’s all about, priceless!

And yes, feel free to challenge yourself, it is possible endlessly!

Why Creative Violin, and not some other method?

Motivation problems are everywhere.
If a method does not offer variety, it can quickly become boring and the student drops out.

At Creative Violin you will immediately come across different music styles, such as Classical (of course), but also Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Balkan, World music, Irish, Gypsy …
And, last but not least: you will learn to improvise on the violin, from the very first lesson !!

In addition, there are accompaniments for ALL songs and exercises, even the scales have accompaniments.
These are the Backing Tracks (BTs), not only piano accompaniments, but also orchestras, bands, gypsy orchestras, string quartets …

Variety, lots of variety. Great fun to do.

How does personal guidance work?

This can be done in 3 ways:

1- First of all there are the weekly LIVE classes online.
Depending on your plan you can either participate actively or watch the live lessons from an audience seat.
(You learn a LOT by looking at others!)

2- There is a Creative Violin Facebook group with over 3400 members.
This is intended for the students who can post their progress videos there.
This is where we will give you the feedback you need.
In the beginning I mainly pay attention to the posture (crucial for correct progress!), you will be sure that you are on the right track.

3- The 3rd way (if you want more privacy) is to send an email with your video to
If the video is too large, it can also be sent to this address with WeTransfer ( This service is free.
I will send you an email with your personal feedback.

If you really get stuck, I can invite you to come online 1 on 1.

In any case, you will never be studying alone from now on.