Monster Efforts! Practice Comp Week 2

Leading places for Week 2.  The results are: Position:    Name:               Days of Practice:       Practices greater than 20 mins: 1st Place:    KEELEY              7                              6 (3x30mins, 2×40, […]

5 Students with Outstanding Practice This Week!

Melanie and I saw some outstanding progress from students who tried their best to practice well this week. We want to acknowledge this, and to recognise those who are in the leading places for Week 1.  The results are: Position:    Name:               Days of Practice:     Practices greater than 20 […]

For tranquil, soothing violin music – click here!

Here’s a link to a playlist of tranquil violin music.  We could do worse than emulating this guy – he was one of my favourite violinists when I was a kid:  Christian Ferras. Violin for an Afternoon Soiree by Rachele Wildmare  (Youtube playlist) For some other, entertaining youtube clips, see http://violinlessonssydney.com/violinarium/  – includes electric violin & […]

Prizes to be Won! Term 4 Practice Comp

The real reward of regular practice is how much you improve…. however, let’s have some fun, get some incentive and acknowledgement for practicing! Starts on day of your lesson on week of Mon 20th Oct Whoever practices the most days for 21 days (3 weeks) wins! Minimum of 20 mins each day If there is a […]

Practice Competition Starts Today!

Be rewarded for practicing every day! Terms: practice every day for the next 14 days (until your lesson on the week of 8th/9th April) if you miss a day, you are out! minimum amount of practice allowed: 2 minutes (on days when something happens to prevent a longer practice – eg. home very late) if […]

Creating Music For The Sea Pig!

Angie & Gab introduced me to this site after their last violin lesson: http://www.unusualcreatures.com/ The concept is creating music (with various guest artists) around the idea of various unusual creatures.   This one involves the Kronos Quartet! Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/YPaBnvMDYds  

Top 10 reasons why kids don’t practice

  Written by: http://www.blitzbooks.com.au blog 9/02/2014 3:24 PM   If your child loves to practice, and never has to be reminded, ordered or bribed to do it, then that is wonderful. However, you are in the VAST MINORITY.  Most children will baulk at practice, and below are the top 10 reasons why. 1. No routine […]

Recent Performances

It’s a busy time of year!  Since returning from Boston I’ve performed at some diverse & prestigious events with Strings on Fire.  We opened Rugby League Player’s Association of NSW awards night, and got into character for The Gangsters’ Ball at Sydney’s Metro Theatre.  Also performed with orchestral soundtrack for an exclusive dinner for the […]