Tips & Ideas

Tagged with Violin
08/15/2017 - 4:14pm by sweetharmony
If you think you can remember everything your private teacher tells you during your lessons, think again! When I was in music school, my private teacher required that I tape my lessons and listen... Read More
01/30/2015 - 1:57pm by croberts
I haven't had a student take me up on this yet, but I believe recording your lessons is an excellent idea. It will give you a better perspective on how you are doing. Hearing yourself on a... Read More
01/30/2015 - 1:54pm by croberts
Lessons are always too short in length, whether they are 30 minutes or an hour. I recommend that violin lessons be 45 to 60 minutes long due to the fact that the instrument must be pulled out of its... Read More
09/02/2014 - 12:14pm by amybeshara
To get the most out of your investment in private music lessons, it is crucial to include "musical input" in your every day life. Musical input is simply listening to music! -Listening to... Read More
02/04/2014 - 2:20pm by
Set a specified length and time to practice everyday. Budget your time between all the materials you have to cover for that day. Keep a log or journal of what you have accomplished so that you... Read More
06/16/2013 - 3:38pm by rschechter
1.) The Golden Rule: Practice the music you love. Now this may seem obvious, but so many musicians spend years trying to perfect the classical cello, but listen to pop and alternative radio or... Read More
06/12/2013 - 1:25pm by rschechter
5 Golden Rules: 1. The SLOWER you practice something, the FASTER you learn it! 2. BREAK DOWN BIG THINGS INTO SMALLER, MORE MANAGEABLE PIECES. Then Slow those pieces down and practice them over... Read More
05/15/2013 - 5:46pm by Quinn Music
Do I need to practice my music between lessons? Yes and no. Most of the learning is done during the lesson itself, so if you were ill or traveling, you don't need to cancel your lesson. The videos... Read More
05/03/2013 - 12:26pm by adamrsweet
Daily Practice Habits - Section 1: How To Divide Your Time I recommend to my students that they divide their practice time into three parts: First Third: Scale Studies Scale Studies consists... Read More
04/30/2013 - 11:19am by NEYMELLO
Here is what I suggest as an effective  wake up call for normal untreated home studio owners working in rooms smaller than a living room.Being able to afford to buy gear and put it in a room is... Read More