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
This video is made to end the confusion you might have when you see all the possible different bow holds when you Google bow hold. read more
In this video you will learn how to play portato.
Portato is the bowing technique you apply when you see slurred notes with a line below or above them. read more
This episode is all about how to have a relaxed and flexible bow hold and bow smoothly with a beautiful tone. read more
What can you do if your violin strings are going out of tune quickly?
Perhaps your violin detunes all the time while practicing or during a performance.
Perhaps your violin is completely out of tune every time you pick it up. This can be really annoying, while there some simple things you can do about it. read more
I demonstrate several types of orchestra mutes for violin and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.
This episode is specifically about orchestra mutes to play con sordino in an orchestra. read more
Is there a mistake that you just keep making all the time in your violin playing? A difficult run perhaps?
In this video I'm going to give you some practice strategies to correct this mistake. read more
You can do these silent vibrato exercises on the road and on holiday. You can practice your vibrato wherever and whenever you want without your violin and without making sound. read more
This episode is about the exercise 'finger bowing'. It will help you bow more smoothly en make a beautiful sound on the violin!
Beginners tend to bow mainly with their lower arm without much movement in their wrist and fingers creating the typical beginner sound. Your body will always do what's easiest based on movements you are familiar with. However, these movements from daily life aren't always the best for creating a beautiful tone on the violin. read more