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The Ultimate Violin Performance Checklist for Parents [Infographic]

The Ultimate Violin Performance Checklist for Parents [Infographic]

Does your child have a violin recital coming up? Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares the ultimate violin recital checklist to help parents ensure their child has the best performance... Your child’s first violin performance is an exciting time! Your child gets to show off what he or she has learned, while you get to marvel at how far he or she has come since their first violin lesson. Recitals can be a wonderful family event and a great confidence booster for your child. However, the … Read More

The Ultimate Violin Performance Checklist for Parents [Infographic]
Does your child have a violin recital coming up? Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares the ultimate violin recital checklist to help parents ensure their child has the best performance... Your child’s first violin performance is an exciting time! Your child gets to show off what he or she has learned, while you get to marvel at how far he or she has come since their first violin lesson. Recitals can be a wonderful family event and a great confidence booster for your child. However, the
Preparing for DC Youth Orchestra Auditions | Tips for Parents
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How Online Lessons Make Life Easier for Busy Families
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