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Archive for January, 2013

Tips & Tricks: How Violin is Like Hockey

January 22nd, 2013 by Katherine Moller

Perhaps due to my classical training, I feel best about lessons that include technique, such as scales, as well as learning pieces. Here is a conversation that often occurs as I am working on a study or scale with a student: Student: “What is the name of this piece?” Me: “D Major Study.” Student: “So, [...]

A Violinist’s Experience Playing in a Chamber Orchestra

January 22nd, 2013 by Katherine Moller

I play many forms of music with many different groups. This past weekend I performed as part of the Atlantic Sinfonia, a professional chamber orchestra based in Fredericton, NB. I got thinking about the rewards and challenges of playing with such a group and thought I would share them with you. Formed in 2004, the [...]

Hearing yourself play any instrument is kind of like hearing recordings of your own voice. It is terrifying, but one of the best things you can do to improve your playing! I know that I am guilty of not doing this enough. After recording my first CD, I learned to record myself at home before [...]

2013, Here I Come: This Fiddler’s Goals for the New Year

January 8th, 2013 by Katherine Moller

I know I have said this before, but I love this time of year! It is a new start! A do-over. Time to look at where you have been and decide where you are going! Here is what 2013 looks like: Goal #1: Improve my health (does this sound familiar?) This is an ongoing goal [...]

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