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7 Violin Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

7 Violin Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Any time you learn a new skill, you will probably make some mistakes when you're starting out. Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process, but be careful not to let an error become a habit. For violinists, this is especially important, as each skill and new piece of music that you learn will build upon the things you have just learned. These 7 common violin mistakes might be holding you back from reaching your full potential as a musician. Whether you are a beginner or you … Read More

7 Violin Mistakes You Need to Stop Making
Any time you learn a new skill, you will probably make some mistakes when you're starting out. Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process, but be careful not to let an error become a habit. For violinists, this is especially important, as each skill and new piece of music that you learn will build upon the things you have just learned. These 7 common violin mistakes might be holding you back from reaching your full potential as a musician. Whether you are a beginner or you
9 Thoughtful and Affordable Christmas Gifts for Teachers
With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to give your or your child's teacher a present as a token of appreciation for the time and energy he or she has invested  -- this includes teachers at school as well as private lesson teachers and tutors! To help make your shopping easier, here are nine thoughtful and affordable ideas for Christmas gifts for teachers this holiday season. 1. A Handwritten Card Sometimes the best things in life really are free, and a card written b
5 Fantastic and Free Spanish-Learning Websites for Kids
Looking for resources on learning Spanish for kids? There are so many strategies for teaching Spanish to kids that it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all the options. To help you in your search, we've compiled some of the best, top-rated websites to learn Spanish for kids below. These are websites that your child can visit daily and expect to discover something new and exciting each time. All five of these Spanish websites for kids include activities that are fun, and best of all - free!
5 Good Audition Songs for Musicals by Voice Type
Ready for your big break on stage? With these ideas for good audition songs for musicals, compiled by teacher Molly R., you have some fantastic options to choose from:   Update: Check out our newest article, featuring the 50 best audition songs for musicals!   Musical theatre auditions! They can be daunting, can’t they? Especially when they’re only asking for 16-32 bars of a song. What can you possibly show off in THAT short amount of time? No matter if you’re asked t
5 Amazingly Fast Piano Pieces (and How to Play Them)
Want to really impress your friends and family? There are so many famous piano songs out there designed just for that! Here, Nutley, NJ teacher Christina C. shares five amazingly fast piano pieces, and her tips for mastering them...   Playing piano is a lot of fun, but it is even more fun to play fast! It is an indescribable feeling when you have mastered a fast piano piece to the point where you can play it fast with no mistakes. It is almost as if your fingers play themselves (which

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