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The Humble Etude: The Mainstay of String Technique

If you’ve ever marveled at a jaw-dropping performance by a string player on YouTube (you know the ones, where their left hand is climbing up and down the fingerboard at lightening speed while the bow works to light a fire

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Some Thoughts and Videos on Vibrato

In my studio, I find myself explaining basic skills in many different ways, in order to best help my student understand and master a certain concept. The basic skill’s execution stays the same, of course, but each student’s understanding dictates

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What’s in a String? Choosing New Strings for Your Instrument

As the school year approaches, now is a GREAT time to think about re-stringing your instrument for the upcoming school year. If you start now, those strings can be fully adjusted and raring to go on the first day of

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Protected: Kaw Valley Online Class: March 31, 2014

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Protected: Online Class, February 24, 2014

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Protected: KVOP Online Class: November 25, 2013, Year 1

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Protected: KVOP Online Class: November 25, Year 2

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Protected: Year 1 Online Class: October 28, 2013

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Protected: Kaw Valley Orchestra Project: Year 2, October 28, 2013

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Violin Bowing- A List of Terms

With so many different types of bowing out there, one can be easily confused by the variety- and the disagreement upon terms and definitions. In an attempt to provide accurate information for my students, I have compiled an expository list

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