With regular practice, all of the beginners at my violin studio quickly learn to sound good. They progress at their own pace, which depends on a combination of effort and natural musical talent. If someone is musically gifted, learning violin is that much easier. An example is Ellie Wang, who came to my studio as a beginner in late May 2014. Here is her performance of Rieding’s Violin Concerto, mvt. 1, at our last recital on November 15:

Congratulations, Ellie, for achieving such beautiful results in less than 6 months!