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Music

Is boredom important for creativity?

May 2nd, 2018 by Katherine Moller

  I tend to write most of my music over one or two weeks during the summer.  I have been lucky enough to get residencies through the Fredericton Arts Alliance the past 8 years. So, here is the question.  Why do I write most of my music during these residencies and not the rest of [...]

Practice Thoughts

January 30th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

I have been thinking about practicing quite a lot recently.  It has come up in three ways in my life recently, and I want to share my thoughts with you. I belong to a group of female musicians, and recently one of the members was talking about feeling like a fraud because she was not [...]

Not Keeping Up With the Joneses

January 2nd, 2018 by Katherine Moller

So, I love Pilates!  I have been doing Pilates for probably close to five years now.  I feel good about myself, and am proud of how far I have come!  I feel strong, and I feel healthy.  My teachers are very supportive and are constantly telling me how strong I am, and how advanced I [...]

Fiddling Around – Strategies to Write Your Own Fiddle Tunes.

September 7th, 2016 by Katherine Moller

I have been writing fiddle tunes for the past 15 years or so, but only started doing so with any regularity six years ago.  At the moment I write all of my tunes with my fiddle in my hands, and have come up with a few strategies.  Since I am currently in the process of [...]

Tips & Tricks: How to Prep for the Recording Studio

November 9th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

So I am preparing to go the studio again next week. This time I will be recording pop covers on the cello. Kind of wild! This is not something I had imagined doing, but it will be fun! I have been in the studio numerous times to record my own four CDs, tracks for three [...]

Playing Violin in the Pit

October 12th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

I love playing in a pit orchestra. It really doesn’t matter the style of music. In high school I played for our school production of “Oklahoma,” in university I played for several Gilbert and Sullivan productions, and now in my professional life I have played in the pit for several baroque operas. I have loved [...]

Tips & Tricks: Encouraging Your Child

August 24th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

Just a few weeks ago I had a student come to a violin lesson who did not want to get her violin out of her case. Her mother told me that someone had told her that she was not very good, the student had taken it to heart, and did not want to play anymore. [...]

Letting Fear Get in the Way

July 7th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

I took an online course back in 2012 all about the business of music.  One of the many things that my teacher taught me is that sometimes you have to take a leap.  I am sure she had a much more eloquent quote for this, but basically, you can’t change the direction on a ship [...]

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