by Laurence VittesThe cello may look indestructible, but this instrument needs a lot of care and maintenance. Caring for your cello can feel like a full-ti... Read More...
Technique, advice, and tips.
No matter if you've played two gigs or 2,000, stage fright can happen to any musician at any time. Here are some ways string players can overcome stage fright.
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, so do plans to get full orchestras and chamber ensembles back in halls before in-person audiences.
Playing live in an orchestral setting requires careful attention to the nuances of your fellow musicians and the conductor both as a section player and as a soloist.
Growing as a musician means stepping outside your comfort zone, which naturally bring along with it some anxiety. But it doesn't have to be scary.
You never know what will happen during a live musical performance—that's part of what makes it exciting for the audience, but can make it scary for the performers.
Playing outdoors can present some specific challenges for string players. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your outdoor gigs and avoid potential pitfalls.
Once a student is in the door and lessons are rolling, you want to keep the student and parents engaged, so they stick with you.
Nothing beats the energy of a top-notch performance before a live audience. But how does a performer handle the unpredictable nature of a live audience?