About 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
Zlata M A Brouwer MSc BMus is a classically trained, conservatory graduated violinist and well known violin teacher 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
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!
…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 technique
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:
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.
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!
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’!
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: