Everyone has a specific time of the day they are most awake; some people are not morning people and therefore prefer practicing in the afternoon or evening while others prefer getting their practice out of the way at 8 am. Whatever the preference, it will be easier scheduling out your practice time once you have an idea of when you are most awake and motivated.
The way painters master specific techniques like drapery and lighting is by learning from the Greats. We see familiarity in all sorts of works because the artist probably takes inspiration from a renowned painter who came before them. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and this is not only seen in art. This famous … Continue reading My Secret to Concert Preparation
After exploring all spectrums of the music world, I've discovered some cool gadgets that have made keeping up the condition of my instrument and daily practice more interesting. These are all designed to make your life as a student easier and give you something to look forward to in the mail during the week. 1. … Continue reading 6 Cool Violin Products
The most common reason students lose interest in or quit an instrument is because they are bored during practice sessions. In a day of instant gratification and Instagram, it is no surprise that students find it hard to discipline themselves in practicing their instrument. Playing through phrases without improvement just does not offer the same … Continue reading Battling Boredom During Practice
One obstacle every student musician seems to come across at some point in their learning is the risk of losing interest, or more specifically, motivation. It’s a recurring theme all teachers see and whether students can overcome this obstacle determines if they continue to pursue music as a career or quit the instrument. Over 50% … Continue reading How to Maintain Motivation
Article by Gordan Swift from Strings Magazine Violin is for classical and jazz while fiddle is for folk, country, and bluegrass. But is that really true?If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me at a wedding reception or a coffeehouse gig if I play fiddle or violin, I could quit my … Continue reading The Difference Between Violin and Fiddle
1. The Julliard School Well-known both in and out of musical spheres, the Julliard School provides a world-class educational experience for musicians. Competition is very steep, as the school only admits 7.6% of applicants. With access to top music facilities, such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (literally at the school's doorstep), students frequently perform … Continue reading Top 10 Music Conservatories in the World