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Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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Any musician with a vision of becoming a working, professional performer has to know how to market themselves. Smart, effective marketing starts and rests on building an engaging, appealing brand. If you're unsure what "branding" is or want to learn about how some popular violinists manage their brand, read our post “What You Can Learn About Branding from Observing 3 Top Violinists“ first, then come back here.

 

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So, you're interested in becoming a professional musician, perhaps even a soloist? That's awesome.  Understand though – becoming a successful solo violinist requires more than virtuoso technique and performance skills. 

 

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As a successful solo musician, public speaking is inevitable. In the beginning you’ll MC your recitals, introduce yourself on audition videos, or speak between pieces while on stage to create a more engaging narrative. Over time you may be asked to give interviews for radio, TV, or print media with video links – and you’ll need to create Vlogs and videos to promote yourself online.

 

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The holidays are exhausting. It seems everyone needs a little post-vacation vacation. Wrangling students back into attention and getting them motivated for the next semester can be a challenge. Here are five ways you can inspire your students to get focused and achieve great things before summer break.

 

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Kids have so many different activities they can enjoy. Learning to play an instrument is one activity whose multiplicity of benefits for children is well-documented.

 

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Niccolò Paganini is well-known to anyone who has even thought about picking up a violin. Yet how well do you really know this composer and violin maestro? Paganini was a towering figure who lived an extraordinary life – whose catalogue of intriguing details can't fully be recounted here. We can, however, get that list started. Here are eight fascinating secrets about Paganini.

 

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Looking for new and inventive ways to inspire – and deepen – your students’ experience? Some of the suggestions below are basic, and others are new and innovative, but all are cool tools that support music educators in their classrooms and music schools.

 

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Myth: Classical string musicians are boxed-in – just another concert-dressed musician among a sea of other concert-dressed musicians – with little ability for self-expression.

 

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How to Correctly Hold a Violin Bow

How to Correctly Hold a Violin Bow

Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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Learn the Different Parts of the Violin Bow

Learn the Different Parts of the Violin Bow

Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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10 Things You Need To Do To Build Your Performer Brand On Social Media

10 Things You Need To Do To Build Your Performer Brand On Social Media

Any musician with a vision of becoming a working, professional performer has to know how to market themselves. Smart, effective marketing starts and rests on building an engaging, appealing brand. If you're unsure what "branding" is or want to learn about how some popular violinists manage their brand, read our post “What You Can Learn About Branding from Observing 3 Top Violinists“ first, then come back here.

 

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What You Can Learn About Branding From Observing 3 Top Violinists

What You Can Learn About Branding From Observing 3 Top Violinists

So, you're interested in becoming a professional musician, perhaps even a soloist? That's awesome.  Understand though – becoming a successful solo violinist requires more than virtuoso technique and performance skills. 

 

Read More

Developing Your Speaking Voice As A Musician

Developing Your Speaking Voice As A Musician

As a successful solo musician, public speaking is inevitable. In the beginning you’ll MC your recitals, introduce yourself on audition videos, or speak between pieces while on stage to create a more engaging narrative. Over time you may be asked to give interviews for radio, TV, or print media with video links – and you’ll need to create Vlogs and videos to promote yourself online.

 

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Teacher's Corner: Inspiring Your Orchestra Students After A School Break

Teacher's Corner: Inspiring Your Orchestra Students After A School Break

The holidays are exhausting. It seems everyone needs a little post-vacation vacation. Wrangling students back into attention and getting them motivated for the next semester can be a challenge. Here are five ways you can inspire your students to get focused and achieve great things before summer break.

 

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12 Ways Parents Can Be Effective Advocates For Their Child Musician

12 Ways Parents Can Be Effective Advocates For Their Child Musician

Kids have so many different activities they can enjoy. Learning to play an instrument is one activity whose multiplicity of benefits for children is well-documented.

 

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8 Secrets Of Paganini

8 Secrets Of Paganini

Niccolò Paganini is well-known to anyone who has even thought about picking up a violin. Yet how well do you really know this composer and violin maestro? Paganini was a towering figure who lived an extraordinary life – whose catalogue of intriguing details can't fully be recounted here. We can, however, get that list started. Here are eight fascinating secrets about Paganini.

 

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5 Cool Tools For Music Educators In The Classroom

5 Cool Tools For Music Educators In The Classroom

Looking for new and inventive ways to inspire – and deepen – your students’ experience? Some of the suggestions below are basic, and others are new and innovative, but all are cool tools that support music educators in their classrooms and music schools.

 

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Violinist Amadéus Leopold – a.k.a. Hahn-Bin

Violinist Amadéus Leopold – a.k.a. Hahn-Bin

Myth: Classical string musicians are boxed-in – just another concert-dressed musician among a sea of other concert-dressed musicians – with little ability for self-expression.

 

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