My name is Zlata Brouwer and I want to fill the world with truth, beauty, freedom and love by teaching passionate violin players step by step how to bow like a pro and create a beautiful tone.Zlata Brouwer
Zlata M A Brouwer MSc BMus is a classically trained, conservatory graduated violinist and well known violin pedagogue living in the Netherlands.
I currently play and perform as a first violinist in a string quartet and a professional string orchestra. I have been in a professional violin-piano duo and string trio for years including a CD recording and TV appearance.
I have a special interest in teaching. I own a violin studio with four teachers and a violin shop. I have created many method books and video courses for Violin Lounge TV and the Violin Lounge Academy.
I graduated at the Schumann Akademie in Holland as a violinist and teacher (BMus) and earned the highest possible grade in violin methodology at the Utrecht Conservatory.
Borrow my 10.000 hours of practicing and performing on the violin! I offer you my professional education as a violinist and teacher, over 20 years of private lessons, over 10 years experience in teaching and share everything I did to develop myself, my violin playing and my teaching in Violin Lounge TV and the Violin Lounge Academy.
My violin teaching style…
In my violin lessons I seamlessly combine heart-centered musicality with hard-core technique, specializing in creating a beautiful tone on the violin and bowing technique, making things simple and doable, with clear explanations, step by step.
I love to analyze your playing and give you tailored feedback and clear practice instructions, so you know exactly how to improve your playing.
I demystify classical violin technique using modern technique. The seamless and strong combination of online courses with video, e-books etc, online community, live online lessons, personal practice plans and video exchange can boost you to the next level in your violin playing.
You have 24/7 constant guidance and structure and learn in different ways simultaneously.
My goal is that you enjoy happy practicing and beautiful playing.
Free violin lessons by violinist Zlata
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.
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.
How do you stay in touch with your love of music in practicing and performing on the violin?
How do you enjoy playing for an audience and express yourself through your music?
Jennifer Roig-Francoli is an inspiring violinist and Alexander technique teacher with a big heart and a lot of love for music.
'Andante religioso d'après un thème hébraïque' composed by Fernand Halphen played by Zlata Brouwer (violin) and Kees de Keijzer (organ) Do you want to play this piece too? Click here to download the sheet...
In this video I review the Trala App which provides violin lessons on your phone, checks if you’re playing in tune and tells you if you should play the note higher or lower.
Do you want to master the art of bowing and tone creation on the violin? The past year I've been working on a very special secret project. I poured in all my skills and knowledge, heart and soul, to serve violinists in the best way I possibly can in an...
Are these bowing myths holding you back from playing the violin beautifully?
Let’s reveal some strange stories that go around amongst violin players and even violin teachers
Improve your bowing technique and tone production to pour artistry and expression in your violin playing, Learn to get a professional sound by changing the ignition point of your bow movement