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Learn to play the violin beautifully with classical violinist and online violin teacher Zlata Brouwer!
Professional bowing technique and tone creation on the violin are learnable skills. My passion is to teach YOU exactly how, step by step.Zlata Brouwer
When you are looking for an upgrade of your violin bow, I’m comparing two very interesting bows today
Both bows are around $ 300 making them ideal as a better student bow
Carbon fiber makes it possible to get a very decent bow in this price classread more
How to make a soft sound without bow shakes at the tip
Play softly with core, resonance and smooth bow changes
Music can lift us up from the darkest places of our Souls When I first saw the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini I cried my eyes out This arrangement and recording of 'Vissi d'arte' on the violin is very special and personal to me I hope my playing gives you...read more
Learn from Antal Zalai how to express yourself through music and tell a story with your violin by learning advanced bowing techniques:read more
In this video I teach you how to bow smoothly like a professional violinist, create a gorgeous sound and make seamless bow changesread more
Learn all about bowing technique, phrasing and expressing yourself on the violin with Anastasiia:read more
1 Hour video about how to bow smoothly with a beautiful sound: Questions and answers about bow hold, creating a good sound, double stops, silent bow changes, string changes, tilting the bow and much more!read more
…and why you should have a good bow too! With a good bow you get the optimal sound from your violin and you develop your bowing techniqueread more
Develop your musicality and play the music you love beautifully
Expressing your emotions through the violin is a learnable skill
Interview with Emily Williams, author of the 5 book series ‘Musicality for strings’:
le Cygne (the Swan) from ‘le Carnaval des Animaux’ by Camille Saint-Saëns performed by Zlata Brouwer (viola) and Mariusz Kustra (piano)
Go here for the accompaniment track and the sheet music download:read more
A good tone production makes it possible to make beautiful music!
In this video I give you 5 tips to improve the sound you make on the violin:
Performance video of Salut d’Amour (Liebesgruss) op 12 by Edward Elgar. To play this yourself, get the piano accompaniment and download the sheet music.read more
Practicing for many hours can be useless or even counterproductive when you’re doing it wrong.
In this video I share 3 tips to get faster progress in practicing on the violin and save time:
Largo (ombra mai fu), opening aria from the opera Xerxes (Serse) by George Frederic Händel (1738): violin and organ performance video and free sheet music!read more
Do you want to learn ALL about bowing technique and creating a beautiful tone on the violin? Check out the latest additions to my online course ‘Bow like a Pro’!read more
How to fluently change strings with the same finger on one string to the other string?
For example to go from a third finger on the D string to a third finger on the A string
In this video I explain how you can move your finger from one string to the other without lifting it:
Are you looking for a compact and light violin case that looks good and protects your instrument very well? In this video I review the Gewa Air 1.7 case.read more
When you balance weight, speed and contact point you can get the optimal sound from your violin. Tone production on the violin is not some kind of magic or talent: it’s playing with proportions. You can get the best sound possible out of your violin and it’s set up!read more
Free online violin lesson in which I teach you how to improve your bowing technique and reach a professional level tone production. Get instant access!read more
Violinist Zlata Brouwer plays the Sicilienne opus 78 by Gabriel Fauré Click here for the piano accompaniment, so you can play along!read more