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What Music Has Taught Me | Utah Violin Teacher

What Music Has Taught Me | Utah Violin Teacher     There are so many things that I have learned from music that I could write about. Today, I am focusing on three things that music has taught me and which continued to support me in my adult life.   Courage I started performing in…

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Rewrite the Stars | Violin Sheet Music

Rewrite the Stars | Violin Sheet Music     I enjoy making arrangements for my private students. Often, a student will come to me with a piece they want to play that is above his/her skill level. Because of this, I decided to create my own library of arrangements for beginning/intermediate students, in various genres.…

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Violin Bow Hold | Utah Violin Teacher

Violin Bow Hold | Utah Violin Teacher     Learning how to hold a violin bow properly takes a lot of practice and patience. While it’s natural to get excited about playing with the bow on the strings right away, it’s important to establish a good bow hold first to prevent bad habits from sneaking…

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My Teaching Philosophy | Utah Violin Teacher

My Teaching Philosophy | Utah Violin Teacher     There are so many good ways to teach music. I have spent many years trying out different teaching strategies and styles to see what works best for me. I strongly believe that students should study with a teacher that is a good fit for them. Today…

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Violin First Position Flashcards | Utah Violin Teacher

Violin First Position Flashcards | Utah Violin Teacher     I love using flashcards for my beginner and intermediate students. The very first set of flashcards that I use with my students is violin fingerings in 1st position. Although I am a trained Suzuki teacher, I use a combination of the Suzuki Method and traditional…

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Instrument Care | Utah Violin Teacher

Instrument Care | Utah Violin Teacher     Stringed instruments require special care in order to keep up the health of the instrument. Follow these important guidelines in order to keep your violin in excellent playing condition.   Store Your Instrument in Proper Conditions Because violins are made from wood, they require proper temperature and…

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Why I Teach Music | Herriman Violin Teacher

Why I Teach Music | Herriman Violin Teacher     Being a teacher is one of the most demanding and fulfilling jobs in the workforce. Being a music teacher is no different. So why do I choose to teach music? Even though some days can be challenging, the satisfaction I get from teaching far outweighs…

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Key Signature Flashcards | Utah Piano Teacher

Key Signature Flashcards | Utah Piano Teacher     I love using flashcards for my beginner and intermediate students. I’ve hunted through Pinterest many times to find the perfect sets of flashcards for various skill levels. There is SO much good content out there, but I wanted to create my own sets of printable flashcards…

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Violin Practice Tips | Utah Violin Teacher

Violin Practice Tips | Utah Violin Teacher     Learning how to play the violin may seem simple at first. In reality, it takes a lot of dedication to master the instrument and develop a beautiful tone. Today I’m sharing my top practice tips to help make your violin practice more efficient and effective. These…

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About Me | Herriman Violin Teacher

About Me | Herriman Violin Teacher     Hi, I’m Heather!   I’m a musician, wife, and mom of 2. I am passionate about quality music education, and I have dedicated my career to figuring out the most efficient way to teach music while also being a nurturing adult figure for my students.   My…