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Finding the Tempo: Balancing Fast and Slow Practice

As musicians, we often find ourselves caught between the exhilarating rush of speed and the serene precision of a slower tempo. Delve into the art of finding balance, honing our skills, and embracing the unique charms of both fast and slow practice.

Why Every Violinist Needs a Little Playtime

Grab your instrument, and let the music take you wherever it pleases, without the weight of judgement or objectives. It’s like musical freedom for the soul, a reminder of the pure, unadulterated joy that music brings to our lives.

3 Ways to Record an Album

I am going back to the studio this coming weekend to record my final fiddle tracks for my next album, so I thought I might share with you how this […]

Learning Music isn’t a Linear Process

Happy new year! Are you the kind of person who makes resolutions at the beginning of the year? Do you like to set goals? I love revisiting last year and […]

7 Steps for Learning Tunes by Ear

I started playing the violin when I was 6 years old and used the Suzuki books throughout my initial years. During the first year of lessons we learned music by […]

What goes into a medley?

So I finished up my residency last Friday.  The past two weeks were long, hard, wet, cold, and very productive!  I wrote 30 new fiddle tunes and put together 15 […]

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