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This may or may not help but what you're suggesting sounds similar to how I learned the violin. Did you get to the Tonalization exercise yet? I believe I learned music theory (or started to) in group classes with games. If your student doesn't have that opportunity perhaps you should look into having a theory section of the lesson. You could teach your ...


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In a group I play with (ancient style fife and drum), we recently had an opportunity to change our fifes to another manufacturer. What follows is the method I came up with for evaluating various choices, which may help you in evaluating your mouthpieces. I know next to nothing about mouthpiece design, so I can't help you with specifics of fine-tuning your ...


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My six year old son has been learning the violin for half a year now. I went and created a couple of flash cards for him: I just printed this on somewhat sturdy stock and cut it out. He enjoys playing a few minutes of "which note is this?", "which string do you play it on?", "how do you hold your fingers?" now and then. As others have written, young kids ...



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