Practice Smarter Not Harder: Tips for Violin
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- 5 Students
- 45 mins.
How to plan an effective practice session
How to break down difficult sections of music
How to use practice rhythms
Tuesday October 10th: Organizing Your Practice Time - Learn how to plan your practice time effectively and come up with a basic routine to cover all your bases, no matter how little time you have to practice!
Tuesday October 17th: Breaking Things Down - Learn how to take a difficult section of music and break it down to the simplest format possible to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it. Bring any specific examples and we can work through them together.
Tuesday October 24th: Open Strings and Practice Rhythms: In this class, I'll talk about one of the most beneficial practice techniques I know - using practice rhythms to train your brain and make difficult spots much easier!
Sunday November 5th: Learn how to play without pain. I will explain and demonstrate a good setup for the violin and the bow. I will explain and demonstrate various exercises to release tension and improve flexibility. I will have students participate during the class and be able to ask questions about their own playing. Learn how to play in a relaxed position with good technique and no pain or tension
Sunday November 12th: Learn how to use various rhythms to improve your playing skills. Come to class with an etude that you are working on. I will show you different rhythm patterns you can use to make learn the etude easier and more interesting. Once you learn these rhythms, you can apply them to multiple things you are learning. Class with Lisa.
Sunday November 19th: Ever wonder what is the best way to learn a new piece of music? Come to class with a new piece you are starting to learn. I will explain and demonstrate ways to learn the piece and how to approach learning new music.
Sunday November 26th: Practice routine. Come to this class to learn how to set up a practice routine for yourself and how to use your practice time most effectively. Learn to start with long tones, then scales, etudes and pieces. Learn some exercises you can do to warm up your hands and arms before you pick up your violin. Class with Lisa
A reliable internet connection
A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users
A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users
A built-in or external webcam
Most people have busy schedules and finding time to practice the violin can be a challenge. These classes will teach you the tips and tricks for making your practice sessions more effective, even if you don’t have a lot of time. You’ll learn techniques such as how to break down a difficult section of music and how to use practice rhythms. Your live instructor will also be available to answer any questions you might have.