Beginner Violin Set Up with Mimi Zweig


String Webinar Series: Webinar #7

Beginner Violin Set Up with Mimi Zweig

Presented by Mimi Zweig

Date: Sunday 27 September
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (AEST)
Location: Online via Zoom. 

Presented live from Bloomington, Indiana, USA


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VMTA welcomes internationally renowned violin pedagogue, Mimi Zweig, to present a webinar on beginner violin set up.

This will be the final webinar in the String Webinar Series and will also feature an exclusive interview with Professor Zweig by Diana Wuli, VMTA member and Co-Curator of the String Webinar Series. 

“Violin performance engages the physical, the psychological, and the musical abilities of the player. Mimi Zweig's fundamental principle of violin teaching, based on natural physical motions nurtured in a non-judgmental environment, embodies all three of these elements of performance. The development of a facile and secure technique begins with physical freedom. This then gives the performer the freedom to play with musical sensitivity and confidence.” (Mimi Zweig

This session has been generously donated by Mimi Zweig, to allow a wider audience of string teachers to attend the webinar. The webinar will be hosted by the VMTA, with the presenter broadcasting live from Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

There will be a Q&A towards the end of the webinar, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions. After you have watched the webinar, you will be able to access a PD certificate, and you will be sent a link to the recording.

This webinar is suitable for string teachers and ensemble directors.

How to Register
Click on the registration link below. Enter your name and details to sign up for the FREE webinar. After you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with some instructions and a link to join the webinar. You'll also receive a reminder email 24 hours before the event is due to take place, and 1 hour prior to the start time.


Don't worry if you can't attend the webinar at the published time. Simply go ahead and register and you'll receive a link to watch the replay.

Interview with Mimi Zweig
During the webinar Diana Wuli (VMTA Member and Co-curator of the String Webinar Series), will be interviewing Professor Zweig about her journey and her unique approach to string teaching.

If you have any questions that you would like to submit ahead of time, please email us at

How to Join a Zoom Webinar
When you click on the link to join, you'll be prompted to open Zoom if you already have the software installed. Otherwise you will be asked to download the free version. Depending on which device you are using, you may be able to view the webinar in your browser without installing Zoom. In any case, to avoid any possible delays, we highly recommend you download and install the free version of  Zoom ahead of time. 

We strongly recommend you use a desktop or laptop computer to join this webinar. 

Genevieve Newton
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
T: (03) 5243 4200

About the Presenter

Mimi Zweig is currently Professor of Violin/Viola at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Director of the Indiana University Pre-College String Academy.

Since 1972 she has developed pre-college string programs across the United States. She has given masterclasses and pedagogy workshops in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Europe.

She has  produced Mimi Zweig, an innovative web-based teaching  tool, which is being accessed worldwide.

In the spring of 2006, American Public Television released the Emmy- nominated documentary Circling Around: The Violin Virtuosi, featuring String Academy students. In 2019 Mimi Zweig was the recipient of the ASTA Artist Teacher Award. Her students have won numerous competitions, and teach and perform worldwide.

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