Shvi Lessons

by Norayr Kartashyan

Shvi Lessons

All students are taught from the basic instrumental technique, posture, technical exercises, and Armenian repertoires playing. You will learn how to play Armenian traditional songs and your favourite melodies.

Each online shvi lesson takes place between one teacher and one student, for either 30 or 60 minutes. For children's sessions, parents can attend their child's classes.

Our amazing shvi faculty takes care of utilizing elements of different teaching methods that work best for each student. Beginner students start with the fundamentals, like how to hold the shvi correctly, how to get sound out of it, fingers placement, reading music, and learning simple songs. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and significant Armenian repertoire. Our shvi curriculum covers the following subjects:

Note reading and recognition
Armenian traditional ornaments
Counting, rhythm reading
Technique (staccato, trill, dynamics)
Rudiments of theory
Ear training

Levels / Ages offered:
The Farabius Academy of Music provides online private shvi study at all levels and ages. Students in a private study can learn with no prior experience, all the way to extensive professional experience and we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience. We offer different levels of teacher experience and qualification, so that we can adequately provide to the wide range of learning styles, difficulty levels, and ages who seek shvi study with us.

Selecting repertoire is one of the most challenging and important tasks that we take on in the development of our students’ musical educations. Students at all levels will be given a selection of repertoire from multiple genres of music (Traditional, Folk) to study and perfect.

  • No skills required; you can be a beginner student
  • You will need a Shvi

Shvi Lessons