Spring Updates – Some Big News

Greetings again, intrepid readers.  It's been entirely too long since I posted anything here, and for that I apologize.  Spring is normally a very busy season for us freelance musician types, and this year was even more packed for me.  I have some preliminary plans in place for some new…

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Myths of Classical Music Debunked (Mostly)

For those of us who make our living performing classical music, loving it is a no-brainer.  Explaining it to the uninitiated is another matter completely.  It has become increasingly more difficult for the general population to take the plunge and listen to classical music.  Personally, I think it's because of…

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How to Learn Your Music Without Your Instrument

Surely one can't actually learn music without practicing it on the instrument in a practice room.  Well, that is only partly true.  Yes, you have to have your instrument and you have to practice with it to learn music, but there are so many things that can be done with…

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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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