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Advice for Youth and Student Auditions

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post giving advice to professional violinists doing orchestral auditions.  Well, now it’s time to get the kids involved.  Student auditions happen many times during a child’s violin education.  There are auditions for school orchestra seating, all-region orchestras (in the US), all-state orchestras…

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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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