practice workshops for violinists & violists
July 9, 10, 16, 17 at 1pm-2:15 EST
Presenting four live, interactive workshops for the intermediate & advanced players and teachers to strengthen their practice skills. These are "how to practice" sessions
Master Teacher: Susanna Klein
Cost: $25 per Class, or $90 for a pass for all four classes
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Sessions are designed to learn a variety of practice techniques for specific skills
For players and teachers at the intermediate and advanced level (you should be able to do three octave scales)
Live & interactive demos via Zoom
Includes: e-PDF, instruction, & Q&A time
We will use the muting feature in Zoom to be able to “try out” the practice concepts at home during the workshop
Access to recorded class for one month after the workshop
If you cannot join live, you can watch as a webinar after the class
Quote from the last workshop series "I LOVED IT ALL!!! Please let me know if you plan to offer sessions like this in the future. My practice has improved, becoming more productive and pleasant. THANK YOU!"
No. 1 Double Stop Practice - How to practice them & sound your best
1pm - 2:15 pm
Ten Ways to Practice Double Stops & Octaves
You probably already know to practice one line at a time, but now what? Learn at least 10 quick practice hacks for these important skills that don’t bore you to tears. Instrument needed - we will work on things together (muted in zoom). Please bring small double stop and octave bits in your repertoire/etude or scales so you can try out these practice techniques in real time. PDF handout supplied.
No. 2: String Crossings & Contact Point Practice
Another double feature: First, we cover contact point practice routines that can become a daily habit. You will gain knowledge and control of the “golden triangle”: the ratio of weight, speed, and contact point. Next we delve into string crossings and how to sound your best moving from string to string. Learn how to eliminate noise, accents, bumps, hitting extra strings and other frustrations
No. 3 Tension Busters
Tension is the number 1 deterrent to playing with a gorgeous sounde, playing fast, and having stamina. In this workshop I will introduce tension checking mechanisms for the left hand, bow arm, bow grip, the neck, and your body as a whole. Inspired by body mapping and yoga but specifically adapted to our instrument, this workshop gives you the tools to become aware and build new habits.
No. 4 Ask me Anything
Everyone will get to submit a bar or two for this class ahead of time, and I will show you at least five ways I would practice that bar in question. I'll be your personal practice genie, but everyone will learn from the examples! Practice spots will be submitted via a form 5 days before the workshop. We might go longer than 75 minutes on this workshop :)
more info & register
will take you to Ubindi
Go on my ubindi page
Scroll through the calendar to find my workshops.
Click the “register” button on one of them (you will have to make a ubindi account) and register for that single class or the bundle (it will say this class is eligible for a pass, and give you the option to buy that).
If you have bought a pass, you must go ahead and register in each of the classes so that it knows you are coming and send you the right link.
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