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Why Play Scales?

I have had quite a few students ask me why we play scales. One keeps saying they are boring and...
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Performance Anxiety and Violinists

Abstract:A performance task and survey was given to violin students at the UWA School of Music...
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Improvisation in Mozart's Concertos

This article is an investigation into Mozart’s improvisation and ornamentation practice, with...
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HELP...I Don't Know My Grade 4 Scales!

One of my adult students told me that her daughter was getting ready for her Grade 4 violin...

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  • 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...
  • Plainchant, Erik Satie and the Minimalists

    Benjamin Rimmer Classical Violin Teacher (East London) Picture A brief examination of the link between plainchant, Erik Satie (1866-1925) and the 'minimalist' composers of the mid-late 20th Century. Satie and the Minimalists both formed similarly divergent paths away from the compositional ideals of their respective eras. These paths interestingly led them...


  • Considerations on Violin Repertoire

    Marcello Deidda Classical Violin Teacher (North West London) Picture Dvorak Sonata in FDvorak composed this Sonata during two weeks in March 1880, shortly after finalising the first version of the Violin Concerto op. 53. He previously composed the Violin Sonata in A minor (lost) and the Romance in F minor. Before the publishing of the score, the Sonata in F was...
  • The Importance of Performance

    Rebecca Smith Classical Violin Teacher (Edinburgh) Picture I believe it is important to always have a goal when learning an instrument. Many students choose to work towards exams, which is fine. But I believe teachers should encourage their students to also get used to performing from an early stage. I'm not talking about standing on a lonely stage, in...
  • How To Get The Best Learning From An Instrument

    Cindy Foster Classical Violin Teacher (South East London) Picture When a young student has found their teacher, at school or privately, it's important to form a good working relationship. A good teacher will establish exactly what they expect of you regarding practice and attendance of lessons. Perhaps the teacher has outside and professional commitments which...