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Learn the foundational skills of violin through melodies and music-making to have you playing with confidence in just one month!


When we think about learning to play violin, often the first thing that comes to mind is our fear of how difficult we feel the instrument might be to play.

That is utter nonsense!

By pacing it one step at a time, you'll see that making a beautiful sound is totally within reach, and that you can have a blast getting there!

"Nicolette is amazing. I am an adult learner who is brand new to the world of music. She helped me set up a great program to help combat any bad habits that might begin, and helped me focus on technique. She is also incredibly patient and helps set a warm environment free from judgment. As an adult learner, we tend to fear criticism and are easily embarrassed when mistakes are made, but Nicolette helps you work through these emotions. I highly recommend her! Of course, with current circumstances, my lessons are conducted virtually, but that doesn't hinder the quality."

- Barbara D.

“I started with her having never picked up a violin before as an adult, and she has taught me everything from instrument care to the differences in types of strings and shoulder rests, all in addition to her excellent tutoring on actually playing the violin. I can honestly and wholeheartedly recommend Nicolette to anyone who wants to learn violin, no matter your age or skill level.”


-Jason H.


“My daughter is really responding to Nicolette and is even practicing on her own, and we all look forward to the lessons as a beautiful, calm start to the day. I highly recommend Nicolette. She is a pleasure to work with.”


- Marla C.

In this course you will...

  • Get to know your instrument, how to use it, and how to care for it, so you always sound your absolute best.
  • Master the essential techniques to put you on the fast track to playing like a pro!
  • Build your repertoire with beginner pieces to get you playing successfully from the very beginning, while keeping you engaged with melodies you know and love.
  • See yourself make real progress with simple assignments and checklists to break it all down, making you an independent and motivated learner!
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Meet Nicolette,

I am the founder of Bow and Arrow Lessons. I've been a teacher of private lessons for over a decade and have a background in American folk fiddle genres and classical violin technique.

I love being a teacher and I want to bring the best possible instructional content to my followers, regardless of their age or skill level.

My students have ranged from age 4 to 70+, from their first-ever lesson, to studying music in college and performing with orchestras and bands.

The most important thing to me is that I share a JOY for learning and provide endless encouragement to those who wish to make the violin an outlet for their artistic expression. 

The Starter Kit


  • The Starter Kit Ebook: an introduction to the instrument anatomy, set up, care and maintenance
  • My tried and true gear recommendations for sourcing and purchasing your instrument
  • Access to the private Facebook community exclusive to Basics to Brilliant students

Violin for Beginners


($1700 Value!)

  • 10 in-depth lessons on essential technique with easy-to-use checklists
  • Play-Along graphic videos to get you making music at every stage of your technique
  • Access to a private Facebook community exclusive to Basics to Brilliant students where I’ll answer questions and provide guidance for the course!
  • My tried and true gear recommendations for sourcing and purchasing your instrument, as well as other tools and accessories
  • 2 personalized practice plans to optimize your progress

Violin for Beginners Premium


($2500 Value!)

  • 10 in-depth lessons on essential technique with easy-to-use checklists
  • Play-Along graphic videos to get you making music at every stage of your technique
  • Access to a private Facebook community exclusive to Basics to Brilliant students
  • My tried and true gear recommendations for sourcing and purchasing your instrument
  • personalized practice plans to optimize your progress
  • (2) 30 minute private lessons with Nicolette to provide personalize help with the course content, strategize your practice for the best results and create your ideal repertoire list!

Consider for a moment what the cost of a private teacher might be

Private lessons can easily cost the student over 200 dollars per month! That’s a lot of dough...

If you’re lucky, you find a great teacher who you connect with and make fast progress. But you still only see them 30 minutes to an hour per week. 

And even then it can be hard to remember everything you went over in a single lesson!

What if all that information were recorded so that you could move at your own pace, and revisit it any time you wanted to? That’s what Basics to Brilliant is all about! 

Get all the tools you need 

For just $97 (yes, just one payment!) you’ll get everything you need to kickstart your violin experience from scratch, learn essential technique step-by-step, and even be playing melodies in just 30 days!