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Violin Shoulder Rests

            The issue of whether and how to use a shoulder rest is highly personal,...
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Developing Musicianship

When playing any musical instrument (such as the violin or viola) it is good to start developing...
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Skills for Musicians

I believe there are only two skills for musicians: passion for music and hard work. From J.J. ...
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Review of a DVD by Simon Fischer

Review of The Secrets of Tone Production by Simon Fischer (Edition Peters) If you have the...

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  • Mariko Central Exeter, EX2 Gold Member

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    I am a Scottish-Japanese pianist, and spent 11 years training at conservatoires and freelancing in London. I have been based in Exeter since 2015.
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    I am an enthusiastic teacher committed to helping all students make music not just learn technique. I have experience of teaching both one to one and in primary and pre school class music.
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    Hi everyone! I am a young friendly face happy to teach people of all ages and abilities. I am originally from North Wales, now studying at the Royal College of Music in London.
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    Hello!I am based in Great Brickhill, close to Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes. I've been teaching for many years and enjoy a busy career in performing. Please get in touch to have a chat if you or your children are interested in taking up lessons.
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    My name is Adam Phillips and I have been tutoring strings, namely violin/fiddle/viola for a number of years. Recently I asked my students to sum my approach up in three words: They described it as being collaborative, friendly and inspiring.
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    Hallo! I am a professional-graduated musician. I graduated in Italy at the Conservatoire in 2003 and have been performing and teaching for over 10 years. Website:
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  • Choosing An Instrument

    Chris Heron Classical Violin Teacher (Leeds) Picture Choosing an instrument to begin is difficult, for the beginner and possibly the parent of the child wishing to start. There are many different equations to think about before making the decision but usually, they aren’t thought out processes. in my experience, at this period of time, music is...
  • Approach To Teaching

    Conor Masterson Classical Violin Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture When discussing which skills are essential for a teacher to have in order to be an effective teacher, the words patience, empathy and adaptability are always arising. These are useful skills to create a positive working environment for the pupil. There will be times when it will take...
  • The Importance Of A Good Teacher

    Gabriela Secula Classical Violin Teacher (Ilford) Picture A teacher's main concern shouldn't be to only correct their pupils. Only pointing out mistakes, but not coming with a solution to solve them will not benefit the student. He will only become irritated, his confidence will drop, and he will no longer enjoy playing the instrument. Probably he will...


  • Performance Anxiety and Violinists Editor's Pick

    Alex Isted Classical Violin Teacher (West London) Picture Abstract:A performance task and survey was given to violin students at the UWA School of Music in order to gain insight into the benefits of deep breathing and conscious upright posture. The two methods were investigated in terms of how they could effectively manage symptoms of anxiety which are...
  • The Violin - Self-Improving And Incredibly Fun!

    Thomas Aldren Classical Violin Teacher (Twickenham) Picture The violin is an instrument that has enthralled audiences since its evolution from the viol of the 1500s. Its versatility has inspired many great composers to write a huge amount of repertoire over the years, from highly intimate string quartets and solo pieces to large scale concertos with...
  • Listen to or play something new and different

    Daniel Neville Classical Violin Teacher (Worcester) Picture I have always loved orchestral music and especially performing in it. I played my first what I would call proper Symphony - Shostakovich's 5th Symphony - when I was 12 years old and even though I haven't played it since, it blew me away to the extent that I can still remember just about every...