February 28, 2018

Disappointment is one of those negative but essential experiences in life. Despite our best efforts almost everyone will experience disappointment at one time or another and most will react in the same way, they will collapse or curl into themselves. Those who are fami...

September 2, 2017

I’ve suffered from stage fright, ever since I was 8 years old. Even at that young age, I would begin to shake and turn cold the morning of a performance. Thoughts of failure, criticism, and disappointment would pervade my mind until after I had performed. Then afterwar...

June 8, 2017

One of the most important things I want everyone to realize is that the fingers DO NOT act independently of the rest of the body. As such, when doing these exercises please remain aware of how your entire body is functioning and how each of your arms are relating to yo...

May 1, 2017

The thumb is a critical part of a balanced left and right hand. Unfortunately, creating a balanced thumb on both hands can be extremely difficult. In many cases the thumbs exert too much force on the neck or frog, resulting in the them hyper-extending or over flexing t...

March 31, 2017

For many violinists, lower back pain is a common issue that can be linked to the narrowing and shortening that occurs when a violinist lifts their arms and proceeds to put the violin on their shoulder. This collapse is either, due to a habitual reaction of the arms whi...

March 28, 2017

This blog is majorly focused on exploring the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique and how they can be applied to violin technique. At certain points the blog may also examine the Alexander Technique in regards to life in general. With every post, I hope to generate...

March 1, 2017

Method of teaching children different kinds of motor behavior.

February 5, 2017

Critical analysis of what we consider to be talent and its origins.

August 16, 2016

The ability to play at accelerated tempos is an expectation held for all musicians but especially for violinists. When people talk about legendary violinists like Niccolò Paganini and Jascha Heiftiz one of the first things they comment on is their ability to play faste...

August 8, 2016

Patience and inhibition are the corner stone of teaching.

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