Instagram Round-up and Pregnancy FAQ

To celebrate 20K Instagram followers, I’m doing an Instagram Recap of all of my new favorite violin items and a Pregnancy FAQ.   Continue reading

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Luxitune Finetuners- Bling for your instrument!

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“Add some SPARKLE to your sound.”

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have noticed that Luxitune recently sent me a beautiful Mother-of-Pearl fine tuner for my violin.  It is SO beautiful and well made that I decided I needed to dedicate a blog post to my obsession with this company and their products.

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Beaumont Music- beautiful gear for musicians

Have you seen these beautiful instrument cloths on Instagram yet?  Beaumont Music is becoming one of the most popular companies on social media because so many musicians LOVE their products!  The quality is amazing and the patterns are beautiful and striking, so it’s easy to see why I’m a loyal Beaumont Music addict.

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About that violin…

My #1 most frequent question on Instagram:

Can you tell me more about your violin?

 I get questions about my violin every day, either in person or online. It really means so much to me to have so many people interested in learning about my instrument. In this post, I am sharing the story of our time together and answering some FAQs .
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Back 2 School for Violinists

Back 2 School for Violinists

It’s that time of year!  But even when it isn’t Back 2 School time, isn’t it fun finding new violin accessories?  I am obsessed with anything for my violin and anything that helps increase my productivity in the practice room.   Continue reading

Music Stand Essentials

music stand essentialsPracticing is easier when you have the right equipment.

This is a quick post with links to my favorite music stand and accessories.  I think having the right equipment maximizes my efficiency and the effectiveness of my practice session.  It makes teaching easier and helps me avoid wasting time fidgeting with inadequate gear.  All of the items below are based around #1, the Manhasset Symphony Stand.  If you have any other favorite practicing tools of any kind, let me know in the comments below! Continue reading

Spinners: IOS MUSIC GAMES AND EDUCATIONAL APPS

Decide Now!Spinners are great for teaching.  This is literally just a wheel that a student can “spin” on an iPad or iPhone.  Wheel stops, decision made. I use the spinner in violin lessons for
deciding how many songs to play, which song to play for warm up, scale review, etc.  There are lots of options, but these are my top favorites….Decide Now!

$.99 for the full version (iPad & iPhone)

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