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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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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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