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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
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
Does your violin playing sometimes sound sloppy? By playing with your fingertips instead of your arms, you can create a clean sound with clear articulation on your violin. I'll explain the left hand as well as the right hand technique in this video: 1) Strong left...read more
Anne was so kind and courageous to send in her video where she plays the St Anthony’s Chorale by Haydn
For all of you to benefit we do a video exchange lesson in which I give her specific tips to improve her performance of this pieceread more
Review of the DVD box created by Simon Fischer about making a beautiful sound on your violin by playing with proportions. Improve your bowing technique by balancing weight, speed and contact point.read more
In this video I help Violin Lounge viewer Westley in a video exchange lesson about the Beauty and the Beast Theme. This violin lesson is about playing in tune, bowing technique and dynamics.read more
Simon Streuff interviews me about bowing technique and tone production
It matters more HOW you play than WHAT you play
Violin players are so focussed on hitting the right notes in the right rhythm, while what really matters is the sound you create, the emotions you express and the story you tell
85% of violinists experience pain while playing the violin!
Expressing your emotions through music, fluent bowing, fast playing, playing in tune and inspiring performances are NOT possible when you are tensed up.
Jennifer Roig-Francoli is an inspiring violinist and Alexander technique teacher with a big heart and a lot of love for music. She teaches violinists to play with ease, so they can make beautiful music.
In this performance video Zlata plays the Ave Maria by Franz Schubert on the violin with piano accompaniment.read more
How to improve your intonation on the violin?
The biggest struggle of violinists is to find and hit the right notes consistently
Improving your intonation is not just a matter of practicing more or listening well. You need some good practice strategies.