What You'll Learn

  • Violin Set Up, Posture and Technique

  • Introduction to Musicianship

  • A Major Scale

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Variations

Your Teacher


Cardinia Steanes

Your teacher, Cardinia Steanes, started learning violin from a young age and has studied both Suzuki and traditional methods. She graduated from the Conservatorium High School and UTS Law School as a qualified lawyer. She has an AMusA in violin and is now running a music and culture focused not-for-profit organisation.

Student Reviews

  • Sue.C

    “Caelan and Oliver started their violin journey with Cardinia. Caelan started when he was in Year 1 and Oliver started when he was in Kindergarten. We were very fortunate to have found Cardinia as our violin teacher. She is very passionate about her music and has a fantastic way with children. Caelan who is now in Year 3 is also part of an ensemble group at school, and we have seen him improve so much whilst he has been doing his sessions with Cardinia. We couldn’t speak more highly of Cardinia.”

  • Yue.L

    We took the online violin course and really recommend it. My daughter played the violin with her teacher in her school and I couldn't see how she should play. But I know her position is not correct. For me I don’t know how to play the violin so I have tried to find another teacher outside school. When I saw the TrebleMaker online course shows how to teach kids posture, I enrolled. Through the lessons, my daughter can hold the violin correctly. She can now hold it for 2mins. That’s a great improvement for her.

  • Claire.X

    “Every Tuesday night, my children wait outside of the studio with excitement, as they are eager to attend their violin lesson. They have learnt from Cardinia for nearly three years. This whole experience has been wonderful and full of joy. They started as complete beginners but have progressed rapidly. Now they can play music composed by Bach, Schumann, Paganini, etc. Cardinia has had a major influence on their enthusiasm for music and we feel so lucky to have met her.”

Our Partner

Our violin checklist provides you with all the information you need to get started and a rental discount from our partner, The Sydney String Centre. Download your voucher in the course.
Our Partner

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Online Violin Course

    • Violin Checklist: What you need to get started!

    • Lesson 1: Violin Set Up, Parts of the Violin and Bow, Open Strings

    • Lesson 2: Bowing, Rest and Playing Positions

    • Lesson 3: Beginner's Bow Hold Development

    • Lesson 3 Part 2: Bow Distribution, Busy Busy Stop Stop Rhythm on Open E and A String

    • Lesson 3 Part 3: Changing between Open E and A String and Left Hand Set Up

    • Lesson 4: Sing A Major Scale with Note Names, Learn Fingering on Violin, Play A Major Scale with Whole Bows

    • Lesson 5: Sing and Write Twinkle Theme Note Names and Play Twinkle Theme

    • Lesson 6: Twinkle Variation A - Busy Busy Stop Stop

    • Lesson 7: Twinkle Variation B - Ice Cream Shh Cone and Twinkle Marathon

    • Lesson 8: Twinkle Variation C - Run Puppy and Twinkle Marathon

    • Lesson 9: Twinkle Variation D - Strawberry and Twinkle Marathon

    • Lesson 10: Twinkle Variation E - Watermelon and Twinkle Marathon