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Short Essay On Performing and Practice Techniques

‘How do your objectives as a performer inform and shape your practice technique?’ There are...
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The Importance Of Personal Musical Interpretation

Some violin tutors fall into the habit of tutoring their students mainly in the theoretical...
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I Just Can't Get Music Out Of My Head!

Little do my friends know, but all day long, music goes round and round in my head. I have my...
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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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    Professional and sympathetic teaching. I specialise in teaching adults. School age pupils who have achieved minimum grade four are also welcome.
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    'Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.' - Plato Besides being a performer, I am also a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced teacher.
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    I am a professional viola player with many years of teaching experience. I love both teaching and performing and therefore am always keen to help my students have just moved to East Dulwich and hope to set up a teaching practise here in East Dulwich.
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  • Baroque Violin: Not Just Gut Strings Editor's Pick

    Cara Williams Classical Violin Teacher (Bristol) Picture The relatively recent rediscovery of Baroque music and performance practice has enabled most modern violinists to develop an awareness of many of the fundamental principles of performing early music. Whilst this is a positive development in itself, an unfortunate result of the widespread...
  • It's Never Too Late To Learn An Instrument

    Laura Harriet Riley Classical Violin Teacher (South West London) Picture Have you always harboured a hankering to play the violin? The piano? It is never too late to learn and to experience the joys of getting to grips with a musical instrument. Do you really want to regret never having mastered Meditation by Thais, or Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata? With a wealth of...
  • Advice For Effective Violin Practice

    Claire Gullan Classical Violin Teacher (Glasgow) Picture It is a common perception is that "practice makes perfect", but how helpful is this saying? This article aims to give top tips for effective practice. Firstly, I believe we should change the saying to "practice makes PROGRESS"! There is nothing more demoralising than practising for hours only...

 

  • Play Violin For Your Friends

    Joanna Forna Classical Violin Teacher (North London) Picture When I was a child, at the beginning of my violinist 'career', my mom would always ask me to play for the guests we had. At the beginning, when I was about 7-8, I was really enjoying showing off my talent. However, after a few years, I was dreading it, even hiding sometimes so that my mum...
  • The Importance Of Personal Musical Interpretation Editor's Pick

    Vincenzo Castronovo Classical Violin Teacher (South West London) Picture Some violin tutors fall into the habit of tutoring their students mainly in the theoretical aspect of learning violin. However, what is sometimes overlooked and under-valued is for the student to learn the importance of combining their own individual interpretation with the theory. When...
  • Learning to read notation as a string player Editor's Pick

    Kathy Young Classical Violin Teacher (Walsall) Picture I believe that the role of an instrumental teacher is far greater than simply teaching the mechanics of playing the instrument. We have a responsibility to create fully rounded musicians who understand what they are doing, and why. Part of this process is learning to read notation. If this is...