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eMedia Music Corp. announces the release of My Violin, a fun and innovative program that introduces an exciting new way for kids ages 6 and up (or anyone!) to learn how to play violin and read music. The third release in eMedia's award-winning My Music series, My Violin features video demonstrations that guide children through the material, with interactive games and quizzes to help teach music notation and other basic concepts. My Violin shows kids that learning music can be fun and easy!

My Violin is a unique, easy and fun way for kids ages 6 and up to learn to play the violin. An animated character named Val the Violin guides kids through over 160 lessons authored and presented by professional violinist Sabina Skalar, M.M. My Violin covers basics such as holding & tuning the violin and playing rhythmic tunes, and moves on to playing songs, reading music notation and much more. An animated fingerboard shows kids where to put their fingers as the live recorded audio plays. Also included are adjustable-speed MIDI tracks, so kids can learn at their own pace. Recorded voice and accompaniment tracks provide exciting options to have fun with. Games get children excited about learning while giving them a chance to build confidence by practicing their new musical skills. In My Violin, an animated character named Val the Violin takes kids through over 160 lessons authored and presented by professional violinist Sabina Skalar, M.M. Sabina Skalar, first violinist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, has taught violin students for more than 40 years.

Built-in tools help make learning easier. The revolutionary new Finger Tracker tool listens to the violin as you play and shows whether your fingers are placed correctly. Additional features such as an automatic tuner, metronome and digital recorder are also included. eMedia My Violin is the perfect way to introduce children to playing violin! My Violin covers basics such as holding and tuning the violin and playing songs rhythmically, reading music notation and much more. An animated fingerboard shows kids where to put their fingers as they listen to the music. Also included are adjustable-speed MIDI tracks of the songs, so kids can learn at their own pace. Each song comes with its own original variable-speed MIDI accompaniment, which lets kids play along with a variety of instruments. Interactive games found throughout help make building new musical skills fun.

Built-in tools help make learning easier. The revolutionary new Finger Tracker tool "listens" to the violin as you play and shows whether your fingers are placed correctly. An automatic tuner, metronome and digital recorder are also included. eMedia My Violin is the perfect way to introduce children or anyone with a love for music to playing violin!

My Violin will be available in January 2009 at computer and music retail stores nationwide at an estimated retail price of $49.95. The CD-ROM is a hybrid for both Windows (XP/Vista) and Macintosh (OSX 10.1+).

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