practice blitz

practice workshops for violinists & violists

Sunday January 2, 9, 23, 30   
12pm-1:15pm 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


  • Sessions are designed to learn a variety of practice techniques for specific skills

  • For players and teachers at the intermediate and advanced level

  • 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 

Workshop Descriptions

No. 1 Vibrato Practice - Many ways to refine and change our vibrato

Sunday, January 2

12pm - 1:15 pm


We all love the icing on the cake, vibrato. Many players are looking for ways to convince their hands to move at a different speed, however.  We want to be able to vary vibrato according to the musical demands of the piece. This workshop will teach you MANY different vibrato practice tricks and help you trouble shoot when things are not working as intended.

No. 2: Secure Shifting & Navigating the Upper Positions

Sunday, January 09

12pm-1:15 pm


Shifting is not just about getting there, it's about security and confidence - knowing that you will nail the shift effortlessly, every time. In this workshop we will work through shifting practice beyond the obvious and learn ways to trick the body and mind into welcoming the upper positions. You will learn to lighten up, slow down, and embrace the region above the bout. We will do a bit of Sevcik Op. 8 (oh no!) and work on some tidbits of rep.  Bring your most intimidating shifts to this class!

No. 3 Ask me anything - bring your spots

Sunday, January 23



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 7 days before the workshop.  We might go longer than 75 minutes on this workshop :)

No. 4  Practice Efficiency & Fun with Technology

Sunday, January 30



During this supersession, I'll demo all the apps I can fit in that I use to make practice empowered, efficient and joyful. From desktop apps to IOS/android, I'll let you see the apps in action and have a handout of how you can use these apps in your practice or in your teaching

more info & register

Registration Link

will take you to Ubindi 

Registration tips​:

  • 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.

  • If you have any questions, email me at

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