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Goals for the Year

I know, it’s almost February.  New years resolutions should have been made a month ago.  Fear not, intrepid reader, you can still organize your goals for the coming year.  I’ll help you. Give it Some Thought Just like the practicing you’re about to start, you need take your time and…

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I Practiced Only Scales for a Month and Look at the Change!

We’ve all seen the ads and “sponsored” content on the interwebs:  I only ate kale and anchovies for a month and look at the difference!  Very annoying for sure.  However, it occurred to me I could use this as a teaching tool and improve my own playing to boot.  I…

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The Practice Room is Your Laboratory

Let’s be honest, no one likes to practice.  The best violinists in the world don’t love getting into a room and working for hours on little snippets of repertoire.  Unfortunately, the practice room is where we work and improve.  Practicing is necessary, but if you’ve read anything else I’ve written…

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5 Violin Practice Tips to Do More in Less Time

Practicing.  I doubt there is a single violin student who can’t wait to lock himself in a tiny room and hash out scales for hours.  Successful violinists practice for upwards of 6-8 hours per day.  That’s longer than some people spend at work.  Below are five practice tips to help…

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