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VIBRATO ELIXIRS

Three part blog series on vibrato exercises for violinists with 11 how to videos embedded.

PRACTIZMA PRACTICE JOURNAL REVIEWS

The Clarinet: "Practizma is an excellent resource for anyone hoping to improve the quality of their practice."...read

Music Connection: "Practizma Practice Journal takes all the effort out of organizing a practice journal on your own"....read

PODCAST INTERVIEW: CONTRABASS CONVERSATIONS

A great conversation with Jason Heath about (among other things) the excruciating detail of practice, feeling the joy, and opportunities of online lessons.

MUSIC PROFESSOR'S LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH PRACTICING INSPIRES GUIDED PRACTICE JOURNAL

“I would love to make musical practice more joyful and more powerful,” Klein said. “Many musicians become obsessed with how much they practice instead of what they actually get done or how they feel about their work. This can lead to injury, inefficiency, and what I call the ‘practice blues.’”.....

KLEIN: FOCUS ON THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Violinist.com article:...This year, I am concentrating on building blocks. What’s the difference? Building blocks are small bits of behavior in our day to day lives that might lead to meeting a big goal later. Building blocks are small, achievable, and habitual. In short, they are what constitutes the journey, not the destination...

Violinist.com Blog Post, January 2019.  Great practice is not about the time we put in, but the discoveries we make on our journey.

The Instrumentalist Magazine: When the men's basketball team at Virginia Commonwealth University made it's grand Cinderella run to the Final Four in 2011, I found myself talking basketball in many of my lessons. The process of becoming an excellent musician, like that of becoming an excellent athlete......

ASTA Magazine: As string teachers we are keenly aware of the importance of quality, goal-oriented practice, but we often struggle to motivate our students to develop this focus in their own work.  Practicing between the lessons requires....

ASTA Magazine: Learning to play in tune may seem like the never-ending quest for the holy grail.  Read about some new ways to work on old problems.....

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