music stands

What Kind of Music Stand Do I Need? | Online Violin Lessons

What Kind of Music Stand Do I Need? | Online Violin Lessons     There are several good options when it comes to choosing a music stand for your violin practice. In this post, I will outline a few of those options to help you decide which stand will work best for you!   Professional…

let it snow

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! | Violin Sheet Music

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! | Violin Sheet Music     My students love finding Christmas music to play during the holidays, so I created several Christmas pieces that even beginner violinists can learn to play. Today, I’m excited to share my printable violin sheet music for my arrangement of “Let…

jingle bell rock violin

Jingle Bell Rock | Violin Sheet Music

Jingle Bell Rock | Violin Sheet Music     My students love finding Christmas music to play during the holidays, so I created several Christmas pieces that even beginner violinists can learn to play. Today, I’m excited to share my printable violin sheet music for my arrangement of “Jingle Bell Rock”.   This arrangement is…

tonalization

What is Tonalization? | Online Violin Lessons

What is Tonalization? | Online Violin Lessons     What is tonalization? If you’ve started studying a string instrument, you have likely heard the word “tonalization” and may be wondering what it means. Tonalization is defined as the ability to produce a beautiful, ringing tone quality on an instrument. It is a term coined by…

supplemental books

Suzuki Method Supplementary Books | Online Violin Lessons

Suzuki Method Supplementary Books | Online Violin Lessons     Sinichi Suzuki was a master violin pedagogue, made famous for his Suzuki Violin Method (and later adding other instruments). I am a Suzuki-certified teacher, and I also use traditional pedagogy practices to supplement the Suzuki method. I use the Suzuki books to assign foundational pieces…

arm or wrist vibrato

Arm or Wrist Vibrato? | Online Violin Lessons

Arm or Wrist Vibrato? | Online Violin Lessons     Are you wondering whether you should learn arm or wrist vibrato? When it comes to vibrato, there are many qualified opinions on which type of vibrato you should learn. I think there is definitely a place for both! Read on to see why.   Wrist…

Christmas Music Round-up

Christmas Music Roundup | Violin Sheet Music

Christmas Music Roundup | Violin Sheet Music     I’m rounding up all my Christmas violin music printables so you can access them all in one convenient place!   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer   Good King Wenceslas   Up On the Housetop   Jingle Bells   These arrangements…

gift guide

Music Gift Guide | Online Violin Teacher

Music Gift Guide | Online Violin Teacher   With Christmas on my mind, I thought it would be fun today to share a music gift guide. Here are 9 gift ideas for the music students in your life.   Metronome A metronome is a critical tool for the serious music student. Metronomes help students internalize…

violin progress charts

Suzuki Violin Progress Charts | Violin Printable

Suzuki Violin Progress Charts | Violin Printable     Did you know that your brain loves to be rewarded? It’s true! Rewards release dopamine in the brain, which makes your brain want to keep doing whatever caused it to receive the reward. For this reason, I intentionally find ways to celebrate my students in their…

have yourself a merry little christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Violin Sheet Music

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Violin Sheet Music     As a musician, Christmas music always comes early. I prepare for Christmas performances every year, so I have always started learning my Christmas music in October. Here’s a new arrangement you can add to your Christmas music collection– “Have Yourself a Merry Little…

how to learn vibrato

How To Learn Vibrato | Online Violin Lessons

How To Learn Vibrato | Online Violin Lessons     One of the first questions I get asked from a new student is often, “When can I learn that wiggly-finger thing?”. Adding vibrato to your playing enhances musicality and can make your playing more exciting and interesting. It takes a lot of practice to develop…

viola flash cards

Viola First Position Flashcards | Herriman Viola Lessons

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