Week in my Life as a Twin Mom, Violinist and YouTuber | Violin Lounge TV #337

by | Nov 22, 2019 | Career in Music | 18 comments

My first vlog with a peek in my day to day life 🙂

Hi! I'm Zlata

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

I’m Zlata, the person behind Violin Lounge, mom to a newborn twin girl and boy, professional violinist and full-time YouTuber.

This is a peek into all the blessings of my life. You’ll see a recording day with my pianist, a Dutch cheese shop, my eye bags without make up, a Latin Mass in Amsterdam and hear my back cracked.

I hope you like my very first vlog!


  1. Thisbe

    Wooow, you are such a sweet mom, running around, caring, feeding, playing and still a passionated violinist. Although you are busy you look so happy and energetic! And if you need a break you can always count on Bach… 🙂

  2. Eugenie van Zyl

    Dear Zlata, I salute you! What I have just seen left my mouth wide open – I am exhausted for your sake and yet, you just smile along! Congratulations for keeping up a very busy Schedule at home as a staying at home mom, a professional violinist and teacher, Going to mass on Sundays as a family, having family over for dinner, looking after your own health by attending gym and getting help from your chiropractor AND THEN YOU STILL HAVE A SMILE WHEN YOU TALK TO US! Zlata, you are surely blessed with a wonderful husband and two healthy babies! T hank you for all your Youtubes, videos and then of course your fabulous Bow Like A Pro online lessons!

  3. Allie

    Hi Zlata! Thank you for giving us a peek into your busy life. Thank you also for the violin tips, helps, and videos! A little over a year ago I decided to go for a search online for help to improve on the violin as I have felt kind of stuck and not feeling like I was improving. (In one of your videos I think you said something like this “that a person might be doing better then they think even though they don’t feel like they sound better”.) As well as wanting to improve my own violin playing, my niece had just gotten a violin and I was going to start teaching her. So, I was looking for something to help in teaching her the best way. I needed information that was inexpensive, but not cheap in the quality. I had taken lessons for about 5 years; but during some of that time, I was trying to fix bad habits in hand placement that I picked up early on. I have used your beginner course for my niece. It was a great help in getting her started right. We have both used a couple of your music pieces for our learning. I have done a couple of your mini courses for myself and have watched many other of your video clips to help me improve as well as help my niece. Thank you! It is has been a great help to have your professional insights.

  4. Vicky

    interesting to know, thanks for sharing. Can you use some points on my blog, i will credit you

  5. Janay

    All you have to say is…twins! Yes practice videos would be great; would help this new subb’er to know how to get back in the swing of things. I’ll probably be practicing while my tot is napping or sleeping. Thank you Zlata-you’re amazing!

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Great, I also have some strategies on how to play with distractions (haha, I’ve got experience!). I was thinking about it and came to the conclusion that it will be a whole video series on practicing. Coming up soon! (but probably after Easter as there are a lot of videos in the pipeline)

  6. Imaobong Asuquo

    You’re so strong.

  7. Mark Iven

    Very charming, Zlata. Thank you for this little gem. Give my regards to St. Agatha.

    • Zlata

      Thank you, Mark!

  8. apkbeer

    Wooow, you are such a sweet mom, running around, caring, feeding, playing and still a passionated violinist.

    • Zlata

      Thank you 🙂

  9. Sonia

    Hi Zlata! Thank you for the video. I really like your realism and vulnerability/ authenticity with your life :). I’d love videos of your practice sessions. I’m a violin player if only two years and I love it. I’m also 66 years old and have a challenge with my left hand third finger knuckle which I broke a few years back- but I don’t jet that hold me back. I’m just learning vibrato and would love to be a better bower and player on the violin.

    Thank you so much!

    • Zlata

      You’re welcome, Sonia! 🙂


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