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String Teachers: Students Need a Breakthrough? Part 5: Books That Help Focus Any Teaching Method, for Parents and You

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

In the previous parts of this blog series, we looked at some books and methods created by string teachers, who have years of experience in helping violin, viola, cello, and bass students in overcoming difficult obstacles that would otherwise prevent…

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String Teachers: Students Need a Breakthrough? Part 4: Breaking Through Physical and Mental Barriers

Thursday, September 28, 2017

In the previous part of this blog series on teacher-made solutions to common string student obstacles, there were four books featured that are very useful for helping students feel motivated to practice well. In this part, two different kinds of books…

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String Teachers: Students Need A Breakthrough? Part 3: Books for Practice and Motivation

Monday, September 25, 2017

As was mentioned in the first two parts of this series (featuring accessories for common left and right-hand problems), each student is different with different strengths and weaknesses, different commitment levels, and different motivations. For…

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3 MINUTES A DAY TO RADICALLY CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE SESSIONS

Monday, August 07, 2017

Author, mom, and Suzuki teacher Christine Goodner previously writes on her Suzuki Triangle blog, about how parents (not the physical space) are their children’s practice environment. Here she shares with us the the 3 minute process that can radically…

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High Definition for the Practicing Parent

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are you the parent of a young string player? This blog will really help YOU with your child's practice. Rachel Samson is a Suzuki viola/violin teacher in Frisco Texas. She and her husband Neil Fong Gilfillan (cello) run Chili Dog Strings, the only…

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Refining truth: a guide to surviving the artistic life

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness.” - Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark 

Artists know all about refinement.  This is a large part of what we do every day, constantly retooling our craft,…

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5 New Years Resolutions for the string player

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The start of a New Year is commonly a time in which people feel encouraged to better themselves, take on new adventures, or kick a bad habit. We all hear about the flood of new gym memberships, but what about new years resolutions in the practice…

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Take Practice to the Next Level with the Cadenza App

Friday, November 21, 2014

Often, it's not enough to know a piece cold. You need to feel it, you need to interpret it. This is especially hard to do with an orchestral piece; how can you develop your own voice when you can't hear the rest of the orchestra? This is where…

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Why Own an Instrument Stand for Your Violin, Viola, or Cello?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pretty much every musician has a music stand, but not every musician has an instrument stand. Have you thought about the benefits to owing a violin stand or a cello stand? Here are four things to think about!1. Motivation to Practice. Having the…

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Three Ways to Improve Musicianship Outside the Classroom

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christian Howes shares a terrific new blog entry with his top three ways to keep practicing when you're not in the practice room. Leave a comment below with your own "downtime" practice tips!  Good musicians practice.

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