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Archive for October, 2012

Music NB Awards

October 29th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

There is a great scene in the movie “In and Out” in which Cameron Drake (an actor) is at the academy awards. He is on the red carpet headed in and is talking to an interviewer about how he feels that artists should not be forced to compete against each other like dogs. The interviewer [...]

Tips & Tricks: How to make the most of your lesson

October 26th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

The other day as a student was leaving my studio her Mom asked her if we had worked on the part of her piece where she had been having trouble. “Oh yeah,” she said to me, “My violin keeps squeaking when I change my bow over to the e-string.” This made me think about how [...]

Learning a second instrument

October 15th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

I have been taking cello lessons for the past couple of years, and have really been enjoying it! I love learning, and learning new instruments is a natural direction for me. I have tried many other instruments, but the cello has really stuck! I love the sound of it, and talked about learning it when [...]

Tips & Tricks: Am I too old to learn the fiddle?

October 10th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

The most common question I am asked by adults when they call me for lessons is “Am I too old?” My answer is “Of course not!” I believe that you can learn an instrument at any age! As time has gone on, I have been teaching more adults. There are three stories that I often [...]

The change of musical seasons

October 1st, 2012 by Katherine Moller

I love the change of seasons. I love seeing the first snow fall of winter, the first daffodil of spring, the sunny days of summer, but most of all, I love the arrival of autumn! Autumn is my favourite season for so many reasons! To me, it is almost like a second new year. There [...]

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''Celtic fiddle with a classical twist:
the heart and soul of afiddler, the artistry and finesse of a classical violinist.''