Interviews with Violinists
Learn all about starting to play violin, playing technique, playing comfortably, getting the right mindset for music, innovation in bows, handy products and get inspired and motivated by the best violin experts and violinists to improve your violin playing!
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’:
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 response...
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’ teacher and runs a high level violin studio.
This week I would like to share a personal story with you, as this week’s video is the first I made with my new old German violin. Sometimes you don’t find an instrument, but an instrument finds you and this was the case for me. A man came into my violin shop with...
Do you know what a Wrist Rascal is and how it can help you to improve your intonation, vibrato and position play? In this episode of Violin Lounge TV I interview Paul Reynolds, violist and inventor of the Wrist Rascal. He couldn’t stand the collapsed left wrists of...
There are hundreds of violin method books in the market and it’s almost impossible to find something that is really really new and different. Although there is so much high quality material available, violin teacher Emily Williams noticed some gaps: People who are...
He swore never to use a shoulder rest again when his shoulder rest fell off during a solo concert. He owns a box filled with over ten different shoulder rest all covered in dust, but none of them provided a good solution. After years of playing without a shoulder rest...
Taking violin lessons via Skype is a wonderful way to learn from teachers world wide from the comfort of your own home. Teaching violin lessons via Skype is a great way to serve more students! A Skype violin lessons offers all the advantages of a ‘normal’ violin...
In this episode of Violin Lounge TV I interview holistic violinist and online violin teacher Heather Broadbent. See Heather's website Online Violin: www.onlineviolin.net "WE are truly the instruments of instruments: the violin can be locked in the case and without us...
Until now I have made episodes of Violin Lounge TV answering questions from violinists and violists worldwide, but I would like to offer my viewers a lot more... I would like to interview experts, make reviews, test products and services... In short: more people have...
Do you have questions around violin or viola playing? Please ask me your question and help me to help you and other violinists and violists worldwide... for FREE! I will help you improve your playing with joy! Violin Lounge TV is the weekly video blog of violinist and...
Brilliant... In violin playing everything that looks pretty... is good. Everything that looks agony... is bad. It’s better looking and more comfortable... what more do you...