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Why You Need to Know Your Goals

March 15th, 2023 by Katherine Moller

A few weeks ago I posted about how I am only practicing 15 minutes a day at the moment. I wanted to talk about that a little bit more. When I decide what kind of practice session I am going to do, I need to know what my goals are. In January, my goal was to work […]

How Long Should You Practice the Fiddle/Violin?

February 21st, 2023 by Katherine Moller

When I finished my part of the recording in late January I was wondering where to go and what to do next. I am proud to say that I have practiced every day in 2023, and I thought I would share with you how I’ve been practicing. Right now I am mostly focused on maintaining my […]

3 Ways to Record an Album

January 27th, 2023 by Katherine Moller

I am going back to the studio this coming weekend to record my final fiddle tracks for my next album, so I thought I might share with you how this whole process works. There are a couple of different ways to record. Here are three ways I have recorded my albums in the past: Live […]

Learning Music isn’t a Linear Process

January 2nd, 2023 by Katherine Moller

Happy new year! Are you the kind of person who makes resolutions at the beginning of the year? Do you like to set goals? I love revisiting last year and figuring out where I want to go this year! With this thought of starting over, I wanted to talk about an e-mail that I get […]

What to Buy a Fiddler/Musician for the Holidays

December 4th, 2022 by Katherine Moller

Do you have a fiddler on your Christmas list? Do you wonder what to get them for Christmas? Well, here is a list of some of my favourite items! Mel Bay’s Fiddling Christmas by Craig Duncan This book has both some traditional carols that are familiar and then lots of great winter-inspired fiddle tunes. View at […]

7 Steps for Learning Tunes by Ear

November 22nd, 2022 by Katherine Moller

I started playing the violin when I was 6 years old and used the Suzuki books throughout my initial years. During the first year of lessons we learned music by ear, but soon after started learning to read sheet music.  It wasn’t until I moved to Ireland that I got back into learning by ear. […]

How to Perform Better in Front of an Audience

October 24th, 2022 by Katherine Moller

“I played it better at home!!!” I can’t tell you how many times I have either thought or said those words. It is also something I hear from my students all of the time! I remember when I was in university. I would have a week where I felt like I had made a huge […]

What goes into a medley?

August 22nd, 2022 by Katherine Moller

So I finished up my residency last Friday.  The past two weeks were long, hard, wet, cold, and very productive!  I wrote 30 new fiddle tunes and put together 15 medleys for the new recording.  The recording will likely be about 12 tracks long, but I always like having a few extras when I go […]

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