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Traveling with a cello is more involved than traveling with its smaller violin or viola counterparts. For this reason, it’s worth thinking ahead when planning to take your cello along to summer music camp, a relative’s house, or off to your future college.

 

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Private lessons are a smart way to hone your techniques and accomplish specific goals. For adult string musicians, private lessons may be the only way to fit lessons into a busy work and household schedule. For students, it can help to keep you at the edge of your learning curve, especially if your high school orchestra no longer challenges you.

 

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Forming personal connections is the Number One, best thing you can do as a music educator to bring out the best in your students. When students feel connected and seen by their teachers and mentors, they automatically invest more in their work.

 

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Learning to play the cello is a challenging yet rewarding. Whether you’ve recently made the commitment and investment to master this versatile, truly beautiful instrument or have been enjoying its delights for years, the right tools help you achieve your goals.

 

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Finding, applying, and prepping for the right music competition takes time. Now is the time to start looking for summer and fall competitions if you want to be sure not to miss any application or audition deadlines.

 

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There is a plethora of information available regarding proper violin and viola technique – from postural recommendations to proper fingering and bowing. Those are all helpful, but strong, nimble fingers are foundational to your ability to adhere to those recommendations.

 

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The picture of the typical student is someone young, anywhere from a toddler to college student. However, older adults are also often students. Whether it’s veterans, women's reentry or retirees who decided to learn to play the violin – adults of all ages become students on their own unique schedule.

 

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Ask most people what they consider a romantic song, and you'll get answers like John Legend's "All of Me" or most anything from Marvin Gaye. But, as you know, the capital "R" in Romantic music is works composed in the Romantic style, which arose during the Romantic Period. But what characterizes Romantic Period music? How did it evolve? These are some of the questions we'll answer here.

 

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As a violinist, you’re guaranteed to experience a time when your instrument’s strings snap or break. We’ve posted, What To Do If a String Snaps While Performing to help you prepare for the event.

 

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When musicians talk about which strings are the best for their violin, they often talk about how various string materials affect sound quality. This is certainly something to consider, but arguably, beginning and newly-intermediate violinists should place a greater emphasis on string gauge and tension than anything else as they explore the world of violin strings.

 

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Tips for Traveling with Your Cello This Summer

Tips for Traveling with Your Cello This Summer

Traveling with a cello is more involved than traveling with its smaller violin or viola counterparts. For this reason, it’s worth thinking ahead when planning to take your cello along to summer music camp, a relative’s house, or off to your future college.

 

Read More

How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Lessons

How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Lessons

Private lessons are a smart way to hone your techniques and accomplish specific goals. For adult string musicians, private lessons may be the only way to fit lessons into a busy work and household schedule. For students, it can help to keep you at the edge of your learning curve, especially if your high school orchestra no longer challenges you.

 

Read More

Secrets for Bringing Out the Best in Your Music Students

Secrets for Bringing Out the Best in Your Music Students

Forming personal connections is the Number One, best thing you can do as a music educator to bring out the best in your students. When students feel connected and seen by their teachers and mentors, they automatically invest more in their work.

 

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Best Apps for Learning to Play the Cello

Best Apps for Learning to Play the Cello

Learning to play the cello is a challenging yet rewarding. Whether you’ve recently made the commitment and investment to master this versatile, truly beautiful instrument or have been enjoying its delights for years, the right tools help you achieve your goals.

 

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Upcoming Music Competitions: Are You Ready to Apply?

Upcoming Music Competitions: Are You Ready to Apply?

Finding, applying, and prepping for the right music competition takes time. Now is the time to start looking for summer and fall competitions if you want to be sure not to miss any application or audition deadlines.

 

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Adult Beginners’ Finger Exercises for Violin and Viola

Adult Beginners’ Finger Exercises for Violin and Viola

There is a plethora of information available regarding proper violin and viola technique – from postural recommendations to proper fingering and bowing. Those are all helpful, but strong, nimble fingers are foundational to your ability to adhere to those recommendations.

 

Read More

How to Lead Mixed-Age String Groups

How to Lead Mixed-Age String Groups

The picture of the typical student is someone young, anywhere from a toddler to college student. However, older adults are also often students. Whether it’s veterans, women's reentry or retirees who decided to learn to play the violin – adults of all ages become students on their own unique schedule.

 

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The Romantic Period of Music

The Romantic Period of Music

Ask most people what they consider a romantic song, and you'll get answers like John Legend's "All of Me" or most anything from Marvin Gaye. But, as you know, the capital "R" in Romantic music is works composed in the Romantic style, which arose during the Romantic Period. But what characterizes Romantic Period music? How did it evolve? These are some of the questions we'll answer here.

 

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Why Do Violin Strings Break?

Why Do Violin Strings Break?

As a violinist, you’re guaranteed to experience a time when your instrument’s strings snap or break. We’ve posted, What To Do If a String Snaps While Performing to help you prepare for the event.

 

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Why Do Gauge and Tension Matter for Violin Strings?

Why Do Gauge and Tension Matter for Violin Strings?

When musicians talk about which strings are the best for their violin, they often talk about how various string materials affect sound quality. This is certainly something to consider, but arguably, beginning and newly-intermediate violinists should place a greater emphasis on string gauge and tension than anything else as they explore the world of violin strings.

 

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