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If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you know that I am always interested in ways to stay organized and be efficient.  One of the methods that I like is using if-then statements. I read that making decisions takes as much energy whether it is a small or large decision.  For example, [...]

Laying the Foundation in your Fiddle Playing

January 6th, 2019 by Katherine Moller

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My husband, my mom, and I had been traveling to visit family.  When we returned home, we discovered a pile of snow and ice had accumulated on the step.  I spent quite a bit of time working on getting our step back down to wood.  My mother had made a passing comment to me about [...]

Reflections on 2018

December 12th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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We are coming to the end of the year, which means that it is time to reflect on what has been going on as well as what is yet to come! I don’t know how you like to look at your goals, but I like to write everything down.  I have a book where I [...]

Go Slow to Go Fast

November 7th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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Each year, as I teach my students, I see some of the same issues.  These are all issues that I have had as well!  The issue that I want to talk about today is about the problem with being in a hurry and the need to start slowly! There are a couple of different ways [...]

Going for the Easy Win

October 12th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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Discouragement happens.  Sometimes when you get stuck it is hard to get yourself motivated again.  This can be in anything!  Music, business, exercise…  The best piece of advice that I have ever received about how to get unstuck is to go for the easy win. What?  What do you mean go for the easy win? Shouldn’t I [...]

The Business of Teaching

September 12th, 2018 by admin

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The month of August was challenging for me mentally!  I decided at the end of last year to start treating my teaching studio more as a business.  I have been teaching in Fredericton now for 16 years!  In all those years I have really run my studio with the mentality of a stereotyped 50’s housewife [...]

Why I Love Busking

August 8th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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Around the year 2000 my parents were living in Victoria, BC.  I went out to visit them and decided to try my hand at busking. I got my permit, read up on the rules (how long you can stay in one spot, how close you can be to another busker, not blocking the way, etc) [...]

A Change is Good, and So Is a Rest

July 11th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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They say that a change is as good as a rest…  This summer I am hoping to do a bit of both!  I always take a break from my teaching schedule during the summer, but my performance schedule usually fills up. During the school year my teaching occupies most of my time.  I do still manage [...]

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