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Archive for March, 2015

April is music festival month here in New Brunswick. Actually, I believe that the competitions run over into May, but the local level music competitions are held in April. I must admit that I hated music festivals as a child. I dislike the competitive nature of it, although I was very lucky and went through [...]

A lot of times I notice that my students like to start a piece over from the beginning again when they make a mistake. This is not the most effective way to practice, and will lead you to playing the beginning of the piece very well, but not having mastered the rest of it. If [...]

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