STOP Tolerating a Bad Sound Quality on the Violin

STOP Tolerating a Bad Sound Quality on the Violin

Your general playing technique improves, but your tone production is behind? Perhaps you make this mistake in practicing the violin: Do you catch yourself not minding a bad tone when you’re practicing scales for intonation or when you’re discovering a new...
Practice Slowly

Practice Slowly

This is one simple tip gets you big results from your violin practice Practice makes permanent, not perfect! Do you know those 10 hour YouTube videos with a movie quote, like Hitler saying ‘nein nein nein’ for hours? I often joke to my students that one...
How to Find Discipline to Practice the Violin

How to Find Discipline to Practice the Violin

You don’t need to push yourself every day to learn to play the violin You can get fast progress without discipline! Use this strategy instead: As a small business owner my to-do list is enormous and my work is never finished. After eleven years of pushing,...
Why you get Stuck in your Violin Progress

Why you get Stuck in your Violin Progress

Do you feel your violin playing has reached a plateau? Are you afraid that ‘this is all’ and that you lack the talent? It was in the fourth year of conservatory that my playing only seemed to get worse It was even worse than getting stuck. After spending...