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.
Technique, advice, and tips.
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?
If you’re seeking to build a private teaching studio, you’ll need to recruit students and, just as importantly, hang onto them once they sign up with you.
Showing students the stages leading up to competence lets them know that their experience is not an aberration; that they are on the same road we, too, are on.
As performers and teachers, we may use the pandemic's forced limitations to create new and possibly even more productive solutions moving forward.
If you’ve only ever taught face-to-face, making the switch teaching remotely can be daunting. But it can be both easy and cost-effective.