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.
- How to Practice, in Six Steps
- Slow Practice for String Players: by violinist Hilary Hahn.
- Ten Easy Ways to Optimize Your Music Practice
- 4 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Violin Practice Time
- 4 Practice Habits of Successful Violin Players
- Can Younger Students Be Taught to Engage in Deliberate Practice Too?
- How Can I Make Violin Practice Fun for My Child?
- Fostering Effective and Enjoyable Practice
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.
- Youth Orchestras
- Community Orchestras
Materials and Maintenance
MetroTimer app (Onyx)
Metronome Beats app (android)
Shoulder rest (size depends on violin)
Foam rubber sponge
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