Violin Studio Tour & Twin Pregnancy & Laptop Lifestyle | Violin Lounge TV #314

by | Jun 26, 2019 | Career in Music | 16 comments

In this video I show you around in my new violin studio and tell you how I found the work I love in music as an online violin teacher:

Violaaaa, this is my new home office and violin studio!

But first, let’s go back in time for a very special announcement exciting announcement in my personal and professional life.

I’ve been doing the impossible for over six years. Running Violin Lounge teaching people all about bowing technique and vibrato, while also running a violin shop on my own, giving concerts, playing in orchestras, and giving lessons. Now the time has come for me to focus on my true passion, Violin Lounge! I’m so happy it’s finally possible for me to follow my heart.

In the video I show you around in my violin shop that I closed after twelve successful years, the former Violin Lounge studio and the brand new Violin Lounge studio :).

For six years I’ve longed for this moment.

When I appeared to be pregnant of twins, the three Souls in my body finally had the courage to take the leap. With the creative power of life running through my veins, I finally made it possible to go for a laptop lifestyle in which I can stay at home with my kids and serve thousands of violin players worldwide with the free Violin Lounge TV lessons on this channel and coaching private students to play the violin passionately by learning ALL about bowing technique in my online program Bow like a Pro.

Read my full personal story about how I fell in love with the violin at age of seven, built and closed a successful violin shop and finally found the way to do the work I love and make money as a violinist by running my online business from home. It might inspire you to create the life you want.

Hi! I'm Zlata

Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

Surprise for you: 7% discount on the beautiful violin wall mount in my video!

The beautiful background you see in the video is thanks to the wonderful Jolly music rails that hold my personal collection of violins and bows. To celebrate, I offer you a 7% coupon code to get your own Jolly violin wall mount. Follow this link and enter the coupon code violinlounge.

From this beautiful place I help you overcome your technical struggles on the violin, so you can play the music you love beautifully

I’ll be recording new episodes in the coming weeks, so let me know in the comments below what you want my new videos to be about: specific violin lessons, classical music, more about my laptop lifestyle, online business etc.


  1. Michalina Knull-Mausen

    Congratulations! !!
    I’m happy with you

  2. Gabriëlle

    Van harte gefeliciteerd met je zwangerschap en de start van deze “nieuwe” periode van je werk!

    Ik ben erg blij met je video’s. Graag zou ik momenteel meer vaardigheden/lessen willen zien, omdat ik zelf nog maar net klaar ben met je 10 online lessen. Erg leuk trouwens en het heeft mij geinspireerd om er verder mee te willen gaan.

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Hi Gabriëlle, dankjewel en wat leuk dat je me hier ook blijft volgen. Op deze website staan al ruim 300 videolessen, dus neus rustig rond en volg vooral de wekelijkse nieuwe video’s die erbij komen!

  3. Yael Sauzedde

    And thank you for being an awesome violin teacher and getting me off to a good start on my favorite musical instrument.
    Many blessings to you and the twins in the days to come, may God bless you.

  4. Gerard Brunel

    Congratulation Zlata we love you, we wish you all the best with your new life!

  5. Kenneth J. Gill

    Hey Zlata,
    Happy that beautiful things are happening all around you. The expectation of beautiful twins and a new chapter in your passion for teaching Violin. Love the beautiful new studio!!

  6. Hendriëtta

    heey Zlata,
    Ik vind je video’s altijd heel erg leuk en ik leer erg veel van. Bedankt hiervoor! Enne, gefeliciteerd met je zwangerschap! Ik hoop dat je deze video’s nog lang blijft maken en er anderen mee kan inspireren!

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Dankjewel, Hendriëtta, ik heb keihard vooruit gewerkt en tijdens mijn gehele zwangerschapsverlof worden er elke week video’s gepubliceerd. Ik blijf zeker video’s maken, want dat is wat ik wil delen met de wereld :).

  7. Bob

    Hi Zlata,

    I would like to learn more about the use of rosin, any hints, how to know how much is too little or too much, how this is affected by changes of heat or humidity. I play viola da Gamba with gut or synthetic strings (wire overspun), depending on the season. I think this would be an interesting video. If you have already done this, and I simply haven’t found it yet, could you point me to it?

    Many thanks!

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Hi Bob, thanks for your idea. There are already two videos about rosin right here, let me know if they answer your questions. The thing about rosin is that it’s a matter of noticing if you need a bit more or less while playing. There’s not really a fixed amount of rosin a week. In the winter you can consider using a softer rosin than in the summer, but the rosin I use is quite all round. It’s suitable for violin, viola and cello, so perhaps the Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold rosin works for gamba as well, but I’m not sure.

  8. Carolyn Keeler

    Could you explain how a shoulder rest is suppose to fit on your shoulder? How to find the right one, I do not care of brand name the on that works correctly is what I want. There are no music store or teachers for over miles all directions. I move the violin back and forth (up and down) and it effects me getting the right tones on E string and G string. D and A are no problem with tone or sound. I have a thick neck, I want to play the violin with ease. I hurt my cap of shoulder a year ago August 2018. A bull stepped in front of our car going down freeway at 55 mph. Broke my arm, all the way across mid upper arm.
    Congrats on having your twins, Please do not refer to them as the twins. Please make sure they are individuals and have their own strengths and weakness. Tell them there is nothing they cannot achieve. I am a twin 2 minutes younger than my sister. Do not play favorite because one is older than the other. It will make a difference in their life. It will affect them inside believe me. I always wanted triplets. I did not have any children but have been the private nurse to many children with handicaps.

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Hi Carolyn, thanks for sharing, The babies are already very different, so I’m sure they will develop as individuals :). Here’s a video on adjusting your shoulder rest. Let me know if that’s helpful. You mention that you having a thick neck. You might consider playing without shoulder rest and find this video interesting.


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