In this episode I teach you how to make fluent bow changes, how to bow smoothly and create a beautiful sound on the violin by a technique I call 'jellyfish bowing'. read more
Just an informal recording of me playing the Adagio by Albinoni on the violin with organ accompaniment: read more
Interview with Bernd Müsing, owner and inventor of Arcus bows in Germany
Well, it just a stick with hair, isn't it?
Then... why did I just save and work hard for years to get myself a € 8.000 ($ 9.400) brand new violin bow... made out of carbon fiber? read more
Yes! You can learn to play the violin as an adult.
On her popular YouTube channel, my client Marijke shares her experiences and progress as an adult beginner on the violin. read more
Develop your musicality and technique with the most beautiful violin student concerto's or enjoy listening to them.
After 1 or 2 years of violin lessons, you probably finished your first beginner method book and you can start playing easy concerto's. read more
In this episode I do a video exchange with Anne about the Gigue from Partita nr in E major by JS Bach BWV 1006.
The lesson is about bowing and bow division to sound better and cleaner. read more
Discover what you need to do to improve your tone creation and bowing technique on the violin! read more
Thanks to technology I played together with myself the Game of Thrones Theme! read more
Do you have specific goals when you practice?
Do you track your progress daily?
In this episode of Violin Lounge TV I review the Practice Journal, in which you can set specific goals for your practice and track your progress. read more
How to play Lullaby by Brahms on the violin? In this video I do a video exchange lesson with Frances. Click here to download the sheet music. Interesting video to watch: How to Bow Comfortably and Fluently (click...
Large viola's have a full and deep sound, but it might be difficult to reach all notes with your left hand. This video teaches you how to position your left hand and thumb, so you can easily place your fingers on the right spots. Don't worry that your arms or hands...
I'm so happy and humbled that over 5000 people have subscribed to my YouTube channel. I would like to celebrate this with all of you by offering you a free Q&A video exchange. This means that you record a short video of your playing and that I make a video in...
How to teach the violin on a high level and get paid well to do so?
Is getting your students to practice a challenge for you as a violin teacher?
In this episode of Violin Lounge TV I have an interesting interview with Emily Williams, violinist and teacher. She considers herself a 'hard' teachers and runs a high level violin studio. read more
After using Warchal Amber for a while I've switched to Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold combined with the No 1 E string.
I've always love the warm and rich sound of the Ambers, but the Pirastro's give me a better response on the (golden) G string and generally have a larger tone.
Watch this video for the full review: read more
In this video I explain how you combine your bowing technique with your left hand technique in string crossings and how your fingers can prepare for the coming note. read more
The root cause of the shaky bow problem can be a couple of different things. In this video I explain four possible causes and how to solve your specific problem. After this video you can play soft with a beautiful tone and without bow shakes. read more
90% of all issues of all violinists come down to the basics. What if we all could be a master in the basics? With these 6 free video lessons I hope to help you on your way to master the basics, so you can play the music you love beautifully. read more
Should you push out your wrist when playing at the extreme tip?
One of my Violin Lounge Academy students asked me this question in the online student community we have. He told me that another teacher told him that the wrist should be straight all the time and that bending your wrist gives problems while playing. read more
This episode is a little bit different, because instead of teaching you how to play violin, I'm going to share what violin, bow, case and other stuff I use personally.
I tell you all about my violin, bow, case, shoulder rest, chinrest, strings, orchestra mute, rosin, tailpiece, tuner and even what I use for cleaning and caring. read more
In the Violin Lounge Academy I teach dozens of students worldwide to play the violin beautifully.
I do this through in depth step by step video courses, video exchange and live 1 on1 violin lessons via Skype. I live in Holland (Europe) and my online student Blair lives in Georgia (USA). read more