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“It is admirable that he is willing to use his own phenomenal playing ability
to illustrate his theories, and to share his skill with colleagues in an open fashion.”
      The Strad (February 2016, p. 93) about A. Shonert

Effective violin lessons based on the Shonert Technique

Violin Lessons

I have developed a unique method which has enabled to my students to successfully learn to play the violin in a very short period of time. It works even for amateurs.

The Shonert Technique

“First, you must understand it, then teach your hands to do it.”
“Firm staccato is not born in the hands. Firm staccato is born in the mind.”

Method and teaching style

I not only teach violin but I also teach how to think about it correctly. The skills I pass on to my students are useful in many aspects of life.


The Shonert Technique can be taught in person, master classes or online to all levels and all ages.


A guide for teachers and students of secondary and higher educational institutions majoring in the field of musical art and instrumental performance



Besides learning to play firm staccato, The Shonert Technique will empower all your bowing strokes and styles with a beautiful, clear and bell like sound that is guaranteed to move the hearts and emotions of your audience.

What are the benefits/rewards of The Shonert Technique?

• Firm Staccato Up and Down in 3 Lessons
• Achieve powerful, clear and rich sound without bow pressure
• Play for your audience with complete confidence
• Complete relaxed playing, enjoy your music
• Play firm staccato with firmness, clarity, evenly, fast or slow and long


Knowledge should not be confined to learned tomes on dusty shelves, but should be made available to everyone who needs it and to all who are willing to learn. My aim is to put my thoughts and ideas at the ready disposal of all, whether they be novice students or veteran performers.


Alexander Shonert

Alexander Shonert

Violin virtuoso
Alexander Shonert was born in Siberia in 1972. He graduated from Novosibirsk State Conservatory in 1996 and three years later he completed his postgraduate studies. Since 1999 Shonert has been living and working in Prague. Shonert gives seminars and master classes in music academies and conservatories in Europe and the United States. Students and graduates of The Juilliard School, NY,…
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A special technique to learn to play violin brilliantly

In all times violin has been a unique musical instrument, able to charm the listeners and to affect the soul. Moreover, in master’s hands it can reproduce much more emotions, feelings and thoughts than words do.

That is why so many people dream to play on the violin some famous compositions or even modern songs. Many of them spend a lot of hours and effort learning to play the violin by themselves, by some books or visiting different courses and violin lessons but still cannot play brilliantly. Someone lacks a clear and powerful sound; somebody needs confidence and ability to play more relaxed. In addition, trying to play just like in the example is not enough to achieve the great results.

To play the musical instrument really well you have to understand every motion you need to do, and only then work with it. Such approach will help you to avoid making useless efforts and spare a lot of time. That is one of the most important principles of the Shonert Technique discovered by Alexander Shonert, an eminent violinist virtuoso teaching to play the violin. The Shonert Techique is intended to help you to become a good violist in a quite short period of time. To take the advantages of the technique just choose a type of the lessons.

Possibilities for the violin lessons

There are two equal forms of studying and you may choose any of them. The most common variant for people looking for a violin teacher in Prague is lessons in person or so called physical lessons. In this case the teacher can see every your motion at any angle. However, this form is available only if you can attend the violin lessons in Prague.

If you live in another city or just prefer to study at home instead of wasting time on getting from one place to another it is also possible to learn to play violin over Skype. It is easy and does not require any specific equipment.

Those who enjoy working with manuals for self-tuition can also buy a book “Advanced Violin Techniques, Vol. I” on the website. It contains a lot of useful topics and courses and enables you to succeed.

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Contact Information


V Zavetri 1036/4
170 00 Praha 7, Czech Republic

Schonert s.r.o.
ICO: 26 44 76 65

Skype: alexshonert





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