‘Violin Noobie’ learns to play in 2-year time-lapse video – a must watch!

June 16, 2017 3:52 pm Last Updated: June 16, 2017 3:52 pm


A young woman decided to document her violin studies, and her progress is so amazing to watch in the video above!

When you were a child, do you remember after not seeing a relative for a long time, they made a remark about how much you’ve grown or changed in one way or another? And you thought to yourself, “Really? I don’t feel like I look much different, and I haven’t changed much.” Time can play tricks on us. Sometimes it’s hard to know how we are changing and evolving in the midst of our everyday lives.

Week 1

But thanks to modern technology, we don’t have to wait for long lost Aunt Millie to tell us how much better we sound playing her favorite piano piece, or how big and strong we’ve become. With some simple creativity, we can use our phones and cameras as our own measuring stick in just about everything we do.

Week 3


“Violin Noobie,” as she calls herself, is a twenty-four-year-old violinist who compiled a video of herself learning to play the violin, from her first week through her fifteenth month of practice. From Happy Birthday to the Bach Toccata in Fugue in D minor, her progress is clearly evident.

One Year

She is a nearly self-taught instrumentalist who started with only eight formal lessons in her first year. You can literally watch and listen to her progress in a way that only a time-lapse video can demonstrate. The challenges she faces in the level of difficulty become greater as she improves, but her curiosity about other instruments also starts to blossom.

One Year And Three Months


If you’ve ever kept track of any routine that you regularly documented as a way to help you reach a goal, you know how record-keeping can keep you accountable and also be incredibly motivating. As you listen to Violin Noobie, her scratches and squeaks from week one transform into beautiful melodies through devoted practice and determination. It might just inspire you to pick up something new!

Two Years And Three Months

Interested in more inspiration from others? Watch Jordan Nexhip, as he describes, “capturing my piano experience over a period of 18 months in a diary/journal-like format. I recorded my thoughts in each instance of the video as the months progressed.”


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Source: This beginner violinist recorded every step of her progress in an inspirational two-year time-lapse video by Classic FM and Adult beginner violinist – 2 years progress video by Violin Noobie on YouTube.