- 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
Thursday January 4th: 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 and stretches 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.
Thursday January 11th: Learning with rhythms. 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.
Thursday January 18th: Breaking down new music. 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
Thursday January 25th: 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 stretches, long tones, then scales, etudes and pieces. I will talk about practicing when you have limited time. This class combines everything we have covered so far. I will also answer questions.
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.