Most Student Violins come as a set with a case, bow, rosin and violin in a ready to play set up mode. It is not surprising to know that most would neglect knowing proper care for the bow which can be very vulnerable as it is just a long wooden stick.
Some updates on Covid 2019
How Covid-19 has Changed my Music Teaching for the Better, and Tips on Online Violin Learning and Teaching
Of late due to the Covid-19 Virus, a lot has changed around the world affecting the way that we work, study and interact. In order to move on with the times and not to put our lives on hold, we need to adjust and adapt to some of these changes even if it means being uncomfortable and experimental. Here is an entry from me about adapting some of my teaching styles in the past 24 years to finally transitioning to a complete non physical contact with my students.
Update 2021: Here is a useful resource on this topic 25 Most Effective Apps to Manage ADD for Kids + Adults in 2021 (wizcase.com)
Last year, we had Life Coach Julie Morris share about “Learning New Hobbies at any stage of your life”. Click here for that article. Today, she shares with us the benefits of music in relation to ADHD.
At the moment, I am currently working on a project with a very talented pianist Miss Gillian Hu. In our collaborative efforts of interpreting the Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano, we have been practicing regularly together. It is unmistakably important to have chemistry with whom you choose to play with and I am privileged to share an alike passion with her to deliver our best performances each time.
Earlier this year, something terrible happened to me that I nearly lost my life. I haven’t been writing because there have been adjustments that I’ve had to make due to the trauma and had to recover to get my health back. I am still in this process of recovery and although I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is no inspiration to write short articles for now.
At our recent Concert Finale 2017, a student of mine came up to me and said that she would not perform again (this is her second performance on the violin) and may quit her violin if part of our music course were to entail her performance again in our next bi-annual concert in 2018.