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Finding the Tempo: Balancing Fast and Slow Practice

February 7th, 2024 by Katherine Moller

As musicians, we often find ourselves caught between the exhilarating rush of speed and the serene precision of a slower tempo. Delve into the art of finding balance, honing our skills, and embracing the unique charms of both fast and slow practice.

Hey there, folks! It’s the beginning of 2024, and I’ve gotta say, I love the start of a new year! Currently just finishing a well-deserved Christmas break (two weeks off, woohoo!), I’m feeling recharged and totally ready for what this new year has in store. So, I’ve been diving into this book called “10X is […]

You may remember from a couple of weeks ago that I was preparing for a concert, and I was struggling with one of the pieces. I’m writing this as a followup to my last post, Overcoming Defeat: My Process for Musical Success, so read that first if you’d like to hear more about the initial […]

Overcoming Defeat: My Process for Musical Success

September 28th, 2023 by Katherine Moller

Last Friday marked another rehearsal day with my baroque ensemble. A few weeks earlier, we’d had our first rehearsal, and I’d dedicated myself to daily practice in between. I’d taken it slow, worked with my metronome, and invested countless hours trying to get each piece of music sounding perfect. The initial part of the rehearsal […]

Why Every Violinist Needs a Little Playtime

September 6th, 2023 by Katherine Moller

Grab your instrument, and let the music take you wherever it pleases, without the weight of judgement or objectives. It’s like musical freedom for the soul, a reminder of the pure, unadulterated joy that music brings to our lives.

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 […]

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. […]

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