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CHRISTMAS Duets for beginning Violin and Piano

Hello everyone! It’s October, and you know what that means for music teachers…time to start Christmas music! Two of my private students happen to be twins; they always want to try to play together, but since one is on violin … Continue reading

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http://www.dontfret.net/

I am unsure whether I have shared this link previously or not; if this is a redundant post I apologize. I discovered that this link was sitting in my drafts and it was easier to just re-post (on my slow … Continue reading

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Orchestral Strings Tips or “Bag of Tricks”

Some brief tips that I have learned in teaching orchestral strings classes. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it is a start. Please add your own comments and I will add them to the list. I … Continue reading

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Resource: Vocal Warm-Ups and Sight-Reading Exercises

I found a fantastic book that every voice teacher should have in their collection, it is called The Private Voice Studio Handbook, written by Joan Frey Boytim. The author is well-known for her many solo compilation books and it is … Continue reading

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Don’t Fret!

I came across these during a recent subbing adventure for a middle school orchestra/guitar teacher: http://www.dontfret.net/ In case it is difficult to see, the lines that look like your traditional violin tapes are actually printed on a large piece of … Continue reading

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It will get better!

As I was subbing the other day, and lamenting the behavior of the terrible chorus children I had in those classes, I longed to have my own classroom. Then I thought to myself, “why would my own students be any … Continue reading

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Clarinet

This is a basic instructional page on teaching the clarinet. Reed selection: The majority of clarinet players seem to prefer Vandoren reeds, and pretty much no clarinet player likes Rico brand reeds. A Rico might be ok to start with, … Continue reading

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