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Parents and Violin Lessons – How to Help

No matter what method is being taught to a child, the parents still play a key role in that child’s success.  As a teacher, I teach Suzuki method with my youngest and beginning students.  I stress the parents’ role from the beginning.  One or both parents must be involved in a child’s musical development from…

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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 (again, US), and other various…

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Back to School Violin Supply List

It’s time for the kids to go back to school which means it’s time for violin lessons to get started again.  Every violin student needs certain supplies for his or her lessons.  Read on for the best back to school violin supplies updated for 2016. Instruments Every violin student needs a violin and bow.  Duh. …