Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Physics of Your Instrument

If you play a stringed instrument, you rely on physics to produce sound. There are several ways your instrument responds to your playing in order to produce the sound it makes, and I’ve included a few links to articles, from

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Music is Music is (Pop!) Music

So… you’re a violin or viola player. Or a cello or bass player. What genres of music do you see your instrument as playing? If you immediately concluded some type of classical or, maybe, fiddling… you’re correct. You’re also only

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YouTube Videos for Practice?

It’s true! As a student these days, YouTube can be a fantastic resource of good modelling, practice techniques, and even extended instruction. I want to stress the importance, however, of choosing wisely which videos you take to heart. Some folks

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Tips for Learning to Read Music

As a teacher, I essentially teach two types of students: those who must read the music in order to learn it, and those who must hear it. I’ve also found that these two camps tend to champion the particular method

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Welcome.

If you just found this site, congrats- you’re one of my very first viewers. I am a certified teacher in both vocal and instrumental music, and I’ve recently made the decision to become a “full-time” private lesson instructor. I live

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