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 Violin One on One

Introduction to the Violin

Violin vs Fiddle

Violin vs Viloa

Huminity and Violin

The Right size Violin for Children

 Parent's Guide to Music Lessons

How can I get my child to practice?

When Should Children Start Music Lessons?

Children and Music Talent

What Instrument to choose?

Finding a Music Teacher

Finding an Instrument

Once Lessons Have Begun

Guide to Great Music Practice


STEP 1 - Set Goals

STEP 2 - Set Practice Time

STEP 3 - Warm Up

STEP 4 - Work on It

STEP 5 - Cool Down

STEP 6 - Evaluate

 Music Know how

Music Business Knowhow

Avoid being Nervous

Good intonation in string playing

Music Teacher and Shops

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A Guide to Great Music Practice

STEP 6 - Evaluation

You know how to set goals, set practise times, warm up, work on it and cool down, now we talk about the last part Evaluation.

What progress did you make on the difficult stuff during this session? What should you work on in your next practice time?

When you are singing or playing something that is difficult for you, you are so involved that it is difficult to listen objectively, too.

But, do you believe a particular piece is ready for your next rehearsal or lesson? You'll get more feedback on it then.

If not, consider recording yourself, at least occasionally, so that you get a chance to sit back and listen to yourself. Don't be hypercritical, but be objective: this is good, that is what needs work.

Again, if a teacher is not available to help, play whenever possible for your director or other musicians and listen for useful feedback.

If you missed any, start with A Guide to Great Music

Catherine Schmidt-Jones attended Rice University, completing a B.A. in chemistry as well as the B. Music and M. Music. Currently teaching brass and guitar privately. Further information can be found at connexions.