Resources

Learning

Practice Ideas for Young Students:  Ideas I have gathered over time, including practice charts and games.

Violin Masterclass: The “Practice Schedules” section on this website devoted to how to plan a practice session and other practicing tips.

With Nicky: Youtube series of short teaching videos by world-renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti. 

Useful articles:

Violinist.com: All things violin related.

International Music Score Library: (imslp) Free public-domain sheet music to download.

LetsPlayViolin.com: Great videos and practice help, by BYU professor Monte Belknap (see left and right hand pages).

The Bulletproof Musician: Learn how performance psychology can help you beat nerves and perform your very best on stage. The author, Noa Kageyama, has degrees in both violin performance and sports psychology. Now a professor at Juilliard, he combines the two to help musicians perform their best. There are several paid courses, but also many helpful free articles.

Violin Masterclass: A website with many resources on how to play the violin, including video tutorials. The “Graded Repertoire” section is a great place to look for ideas of pieces to play.

MusicTheory.net: Basic – intermediate music theory, as well as note reading and ear training drills (listed under “Exercises”).

TobyRush.com/theorypages: Awesome FREE pdf’s (high-quality posters) of basically any theory subject you can think of. “Music theory for musicians and normal people.”

Teoria.com: Free online tutorials and exercises with ear training practice.

Music Dictionaries:

Musical terms
Tempo markings
Key signatures
Dynamics
Music symbols

 

Materials and Maintenance

This is just a few ideas of brands. All of these and more can be found at sharmusic.com, summerhays.com, or amazon.com.

Metronome
iMetronome app
MetroTimer app (Onyx)
Metronome Beats app (android)

Tuner
insTuner app
Tunable app
Korg tuner

Shoulder rest (size depends on violin)
Foam rubber sponge
Kun
Everest
Fiddlerman

Music stand
Manhasset music stand
Peak collapsible music stand

Strings
Dominant
Pirastro
Evah Perazzi

Summerhays
1006 State St
Orem, UT 84097
(801) 226-1760
Buy, rent, and rent-to-own options.

Best in Music
444 W 800 N
Orem, UT 84057
(801) 802-8022

Boothe Brothers
362 W Center St
Provo, UT 84601
 (801) 375-4435

135 N Main Street
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
(801) 798 7650
 
Bow rehairs
Tim Stephenson
Salt Lake City
Ask me for his contact information