The History of the Violin

Have you ever wonder where is the violin coming from or when it was created? If your answer is yes, then keep reading and today you will learn a bit more about the history of that so popular string instrument! Origins  The violin’s birth still remains shrouded in mystery. It would take several centuries beforeContinue reading “The History of the Violin”

Interesting Facts about Mozart

#1 His birth was a consolation to his parents He was the 7th and last born child of Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria. He was born on 27th January 1756 as a great consolation to his parents, as five of their children had died while still infants. #2 He was a Roman Catholic His parentsContinue reading “Interesting Facts about Mozart”

Violin Experiment! Interesting story about one of the greatest violinist in the world!

On April 8, 2007 the Washington Post ran a long feature article by Gene Weingarten in the Sunday magazine called “Pearls Before Breakfast” that won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. Rarely have I been more intrigued with a story, and I think musicians will be and should be talking about it for decades to come. TheContinue reading “Violin Experiment! Interesting story about one of the greatest violinist in the world!”

Music for your soul!!!

  Plato said that “music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything”. I couldn’t agree more with this! Think about it! Music is on every sound of nature and it is present on our everyday life more than we canContinue reading “Music for your soul!!!”

Work in Progress!!

This student wanted to play his favourite super hero song. After two lessons, here we are so far…. Practice makes it better! What do you think? What would be you favourite song to play? Or what it’s you goal song?

What is a Hurdy-Gurdy?

Have you ever come across the word Hurdy-Gurdy? Last week I had a student starting a new piece on the RCM Violin Level Two Repertoire Book with this name: “Hurdy-Gurdy”. My student made a funny face! What was that? He never heard of that word before. I explained what it was and we watched aContinue reading “What is a Hurdy-Gurdy?”