Frequently Asked Questions
What technology is required to run FiddleQuest?
What type of device do I need to shoot and post videos to the FiddleQuest site?
The FiddleQuest Video Recorder app runs on iPhones, iPods, and iPads running iOS 8 or newer.
Are there privacy settings so that I can restrict the use of my child’s videos on the Internet?
Absolutely. Visit Settings -> Privacy and select “Not Sharable” for your child’s videos. Instantly your videos will not be shareable or viewable outside FiddleQuest.
How do I contact technical support if I have any issues while on the FiddleQuest site?
It’s easy! At the bottom-right side of every screen is a blue button with a help icon. Just click it and type in your question.
What makes FiddleQuest different from other teaching methods?
What is "Recreational Music"?
The concept of recreational (or social or conversational) music refers to an informal style of music making that is played for the enjoyment of the players. “Performance music” refers to music that is played for the purpose of entertainment of others.
What songs will students learn?
What skills will students learn?
How long does it take to complete the curriculum?
The short answer: Some students are able to complete all 10 levels by middle school. Other students will complete the curriculum when they are in high school.
encourage students to want to play more
maximize the effectiveness of the time that students invest in music.
What is FiddleQuest's Educational Philosophy?
How do students learn to read music?
How does FiddleQuest keep kids engaged?
songs and skills that are incrementally more challenging to keep the momentum of kids from slowing
music that is relevant and fun
How does FiddleQuest train both the ears and eyes of a student?
How does FiddleQuest provide unique paths for different students?
Why the strong focus on ear training?
How do I set up an account for my child if I do not want him or her to have Internet access?
FiddleQuest is a web-app and therefore requires a modern browser and Internet connection to run. Most mobile devices (iPads etc) have parental controls that let you explicitly specify which sites your child is allowed to access. You can easily lock down the device from all Internet sites and allow only fiddlequest.com.
Can my child have his or her own account?
Absolutely. Older students often prefer to have their own account. During Sign-up, simply select “I am an Independent Student”.
Can I have all of my children on one FiddleQuest account?
Each student needs their own FiddleQuest account. Assignments, progress tracking, teacher notes, and video uploads are all tied to individual students. We offer family discounts for multi-student families.
How do I link my child’s account to our teacher?
You will be asked to select your teacher during signup. If you don’t have a teacher yet, you can choose “I don’t have a FiddleQuest teacher yet” during signup, and your teacher can later select you from their login.
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel your account at any time in Settings on the Billing tab. If you every have a question about this or anything else, we’re always just a click away.
Can the FiddleQuest curriculum be used without a music teacher?
Violin is a difficult instrument to learn without a teacher. FiddleQuest is designed to be used with the guidance of an in-person teacher.