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Jun3-10

Violin Unit 1, Sunday, June 3 to Sunday, June 10, , 2018

Violin Unit 1 at Absolutely Ottawa…


Jun23-30

Violin Unit 1, Saturday, June 23 to Saturday, June 30, , 2018

Violin Unit 1 with Janet (Libby) Armour at Virginia Suzuki Institute…


Using E. Sprunger's Building Violin Skills

September 6, 2015 / Violin

have been trying to incorporate Sprunger’s excellent book Building Violin Skills for parents of new students, but I am realizing…lessons. I start on a box, then transition to a violin. By week 11, we have worked out way through this…this book and have learned some basics of playing the violin. I am starting the student during the parent phase. I… Read more


How is relative rate of progress in Violin Book 4?

November 21, 2015 / Progress Rate, Violin

My daughter is finishing up Book 3, and so far she has taken about a month to learn most songs (from when she starts it to starting the next one, while still polishing the previous song). We have been diligently listening to Book 4 and doing all of our technique… Read more


scale systems for violin

May 26, 2015 / Scales, Teaching and Learning, Violin

scale system do you correlate to each Suzuki book for violin? Thanks. For beginners, I use the free handouts here: http…violin…that, and also for sight-reading. in addition, I collect violin scale books, and have the following: Violin Scale Books—Barbara…Barber: Scales for Advanced Violinists—Lisa Berman: Violin Scales and Arpeggios in One, Two, and Three Octaves: Based… Read more


Violin Practicum

September 27, 2014 / Violin

I can qualify with the ESA. What institutes have offered violin practicums in the past? Also, are there any SAA institutes…offer it if they offered it last year… I took violin Practicum at the American Suzuki Institute a few years ago…According to the ASJ Vol 42#2, Violin practicum was offered this past summer at the Colorado Suzuki… Read more


Thumb position on violin bow

March 16, 2016 / Adapted Lessons, Beginners, Bow, Bow Hold, Violin

violin…half bows that go up to the frog, possibly (for violin or viola) at the Allegro level or when the student…her brother from the beginning. If learning to play the violin is a process we can engage our students from the…might come up. Ms. Cynthia Studio: Talent Education Center: Suzuki Violin Director of Santa Ana Suzuki Strings located at the Orange… Read more


Discipline during the violin lessons?

April 18, 2015 / Discipline, Violin, Working with Students

I am new to teaching young children suzuki violin. I want the student to have fun and look forward…DOLLAR LESSON.” And you know what? That girl played Bruch Violin Concerto on the solo recital last Sunday. Please be sure…first lessons are all about setting up the fundamentals of violin technique, I have come to learn that to the child…for my program is i teach anyone how to play violin using the best music around, holding to the highest standards… Read more


Violin & viola pieces in the same key...

June 10, 2015 / Viola, Violin

time ago I saw a list on here of Suzuki violin & viola pieces that can be played together because they’re… Read more


looking for minor scales work book for violin

August 10, 2015 / Scales, Violin

My kids in book IV need to know some minor scales to try out for the local orchestra. Does anyone know of a book that teaches the theory behind minor scales without wasting time on the theory of half notes vs quarter notes? no books spring to mind, but you… Read more


Violin - Any formal certification?

September 17, 2014 / Violin

Violin—I am looking to find if there is any formal… Read more


How to teach a young child the correct intonation on the violin?

October 12, 2015 / Intonation, Violin

parent who is teaching my child how to play the violin. Unfortunately, my child is not consistent about the placement of…use to help him to get the right intonation? Our violin teacher had uses stickers on the fingerboard, but recommended that… Read more


Sight-reading books for Violin & Viola

August 10, 2015 / Books, Sight Reading, Viola, Violin

familiar with any of these? And if so, please comment: Violin & Viola Sight-Reading Books VIOLIN ABRSM: Violin Specimen Sight Reading…6-8 Alfred’s Publishing Staff: Improve Your Sight-reading! Violin: A Workbook for Examinations Level 1, Level 2, Level 3…7-8 Anthony, Robert: 300 Progressive Sight Reading Exercises for Violin Large Print Version: Part One of Two, Exercises 1-150…Volume 1) Cook, Keith: Sight Reading Violin Music: A Guide for the Non-beginner Dabczynski, Andrew; Richard… Read more


Graduating from a quarter size to a half size violin

November 29, 2009 / Violin

about to make the transition from a 1/4 size violin to a 1/2 size for my son and I…better, but he’s truly enjoying himself, proud of his violin playing, and taking interest in classical music overall. His teacher…him to move forward. Not only has my son’s violin skills grown, but he’s had a physical growth spurt…because he’s enthusiastic about his skills as a little violinRead more


Suggestions for 2 y/o violin

November 17, 2013 / Violin

up things like a linguine box and calling it his violin and using a straw or stick as a bow. We…found and old beat-up 1/32 violin and gave it to him—he started sleeping with it…can name instruments in a class as well—such as violin, viola, oboe, English horn, oboe d’more. etc. He has…of pieces and we watch way too many youtube videos. Violin practice—15-30 minutes We are doing this pretty haphazardly… Read more


The Two Grenadiers - Violin

October 15, 2013 / Violin

violin…way! Smiles! Diane http://www.myviolinvideos.com Videos of student violin recitals and violin tutorials. Very helpful video. It has really…to make! Diane http://www.myviolinvideos.com Videos of student violin recitals and violin tutorials. Hi Diane, I was looking for…violinRead more


Good Place to buy a violin

November 11, 2014 / Violin

and the parents want to buy a good medium student violin (it’s really hard to buy here in Brazil, almost…from China and aren’t good ones). They want a violin between $700 and $1000 dollars. Do you have any suggestions…the entire outfit? Well, you mentioned not liking Chinese-made violins, but in that budget range, I’m pretty sure all…some setup work done on an old 1/2-size violin for my youngest, and they were great (and charged me… Read more


Jun15-22

Violin Unit 1, Friday, June 15 to Friday, June 22, , 2018

Violin Unit 1 with Edward Kreitman at Los Angeles Suzuki Institute…


Morris Offman Memorial Scholarship

Morris Offman Memorial Scholarship

October 28, 2017 / Memorial, Scholarships

musical education. Phyllis, the oldest studied piano and Judy studied violin. When Judy wanted to study piano also, Morris refused to…was very supportive of Judy’s career as a Suzuki violin teacher and of her repeated trips to Japan to study… Read more


Yvonne Tait Memorial Scholarship

Yvonne Tait Memorial Scholarship

October 28, 2017 / Memorial, Scholarships

Montzka “I remember when my sister and I first started violin lessons in Japan in 1959. We went to a neighborhood…kindergarten where a violin teacher came and taught once a week. He obtained the…Suzuki Violin Method Volume 1 for us. “Mother wrote to Aunt Yvonne…ways to communicate.” —Rebecca Sandrok, Yvonne’s niece and Suzuki violin teacher “The voice of Yvonne’s cello is a symbol… Read more

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