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My coping strategy for boredom
Life before Notation and Smartphones
The most important ingredient in teaching
How long does it take to learn to play the violin?
Step One For a Great Trip: Bring your Fiddle
Skill inflation for violinists
Theoretical and Applied Learning
Who Are My Youngest Students?
The Pursuit of Financial and Musical Wealth
Do Violinists Have Control Issues?
The Problem of Inertia
The Most Important Question: Why am I doing this?
Serving people who are hungry for music
Keeping classical music alive
Using adventures to motivate young violinists
How violin students can succeed without practicing
The outlook for recreational music in a digital age
Teaching sight-reading to students with strong ears
When (and if) to teach sight-reading
How notation can help violinists
Head injuries in music
How important is routine for learning music?
Music lessons and when to call it quits
How to practice when you don’t feel it
Making the most of the first year of violin
Teaching focus and presence in young students
Getting the most out of education
How do we deal with challenges and discomfort?
Revisiting memories through sounds and smells
Reminiscing with my mom about music
Growing up with a common songbook
What if my child won't practice?
Using music to connect with people. not impress them.
Recreational vs. Performance Etiquette
Quitting the violin. Who’s responsible?
#6 - Where Motivation Theory Meets Reality: Activities
#5 - The 5 Stages of Development of a Violin Player
#4 - The 3 Internal Needs of Violin Students
#3 - The 3 people who support violin students
#2 - The 2 Types of Motivation for Violin Students. Use one with caution.
#1 - The Fundamental Obstacle of Violin Students
Virtuosity is not the determining factor for how happy you will be with your music
Asking students “What is a good day?”
Unexpected lessons during covid times
Can violinists be more like violists?
The importance of teaching kids how to jam
Rich, passionate sounds come from motivated violinists