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From a student

Moving from relying 100% on sheet music to feeling comfortable using my ear to pick out a tune and to then improvise was amazing! This course gave me the tools to make that possible (and enjoyable!) - Lorrie C

From a teacher

If you have wanted to tackle the awesome skill of improvisation, THIS IS WHERE TO START! Daniel Plane is just the right combination of an expert player AND a true teacher. I am so much more confident and capable of improvisation now!
-Loralyn Staples, Red Desert Violin

From a beginner

I felt very supported even though I am a beginning player and there were many advanced people in the class. I took the class to improve my ear and finished the class with the inspiration that even I could do a little improv with a bit more practice of the building blocks that were taught in the course. Excellent course! - Mary B

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you aren't getting what you wanted from the course there's no risk to you for 15 days!

The Violin Improv Primer Training

 Is improvisation scary or befuddling?

Join a growing community of learners like you!

Designed for ANY skill level

(assumes proficiency in 1st position, and students will do best with at minimum Suzuki book 2 or equivalent skill)

Enrich your musicianship with the principles and practices in this course, whether you are classically trained or have zero formal training!

Topics Include

Applied theory and ear training

Deep Listening

Hearing patterns and lingo


12 Bar Blues and phrasing

Nurturing Creativity

Working with motif

Style overview of 4 common genres

and more...



"this is the best workshop I've taken."


"This class is mind bending....We’re frequently told it’s important to go beyond hearing and really listen to what is being said or played, but that’s not the same as being taught how to do those things....this class is perfect"

What's included

  • Six weeks of video trainings
  • Practice ideas and templates for all skill levels
  • Guided practice videos
  • Foundational lingo (licks and patterns)
  • PDFs of exercises for those who need sheet music
  • Community forum
  • Unlimited access to the course and all updates to it
  • Founder's Circle lifetime membership

Transform your playing with a minimum 15-30 minutes/day commitment. All you need to have is fluency in first position and the desire to learn and stretch yourself!

This is a comprehensive curriculum!

EVERY weekly topic in this course could be a whole course in itself, so having continued access will allow you to grow more by revisiting the principles at your leisure!

The Stringlingo Founder's Circle is still open!

Act now and your enrollment includes a lifetime of discount pricing on Stringlingo courses and offers.


Course value

Offered for $147

 Use coupon code FOUNDER22 for 10% off!

For Six Weeks of inspired learning and foundational principles that last a lifetime

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Play like you have something to say


Learn the principles that WORK and can be applied for the rest of your life, along with some basic and practical vernacular that is the foundation of modern improvised music

Be a better musician

Don't just practice - learn to practice SMART

Enroll in a course that's designed to take you through a practice regimen step by step

Gain confidence in yourself

Success starts at home. Experiment and learn in the safety of your own space, and take your successes to the community for feedback and integration. Join a community of like-minded learners who bring value to your musical journey. 

I should take this course if...

  • I want to find more freedom in my playing
  • I can play well in first position on my instrument
  • I am excited/scared to learn new styles
  • I have some experience playing other styles
  • I've never improvised and don't know where to start
  • I'm comfortable improvising but want to learn more or need direction
  • I want to learn to backup other musicians
  • I want help structuring practice around improv/modern styles

I should NOT take this course if...

  • I'm unwilling to take risks
  • I only want to learn off sheet music (refuse to explore by ear)
  • I don't want to think creatively
  • I just want to figure it out myself
  • I am a well versed, experienced improvisor, or already fluent in modern styles (save your money - we'll have more for you later!)   ;-)

The Improv Primer Training

Build your language of confidence

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