Finding the time and motivation to practice is the biggest hurdle for most musicians. Some students don't practice because they believe they don't have the time or it won't make them a better player.
I wanted to write this to show that anyone can find the time, and make their practicing effective.
Want to know the biggest reason people give for not attending a classical music concert? They don't understand the etiquette and are afraid they will make a mistake and embarrass themselves. This is terrifying news to orchestras all over the world who are desperately trying to capture new audience members. After you read this post you will know everything you need to know to confidently attend any classical concert of your choosing.
Today is Valentine's Day and I just wanted to take some time and share some of my favorite romantic music. Enjoy!
Besides learning how to play a string instrument, the second hardest obstacle for a beginner is learning how to tune it. I've heard parents tell me that their child couldn't practice for a lesson because the instrument wasn't in tune, or they tried to tune it and broke a string. In this post, I'll give step by steps solutions aimed to help the beginning musician tune their instrument at home in between lessons or classes.
This is my first post in a series concerning instrument care, so I decided to start with string instruments. A lot of times classrooms can be too hectic to go over all of these in details and its good for parents to know how the instruments should be cared for so they don't end up with large repair bills.
I have been told countless times that classical music is a dying art form and a terrible career path. Nonetheless I decided to ignore all of these people and became a classical musician anyways. What I’ve found out in my career is that classical music isn’t disappearing, but evolving. More after the break.
Our cello teacher, Claire Mehm, just released a new video with her cello quartet, Love4Cello. Its a cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know". Watch it here and also enjoy more cello quartet covers of popular songs on their YouTube channel, Love4CelloQuartet. Enjoy!
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