Articles

Below are a few teaching related articles I have put together to help students with various aspects of caring for their instruments and practise between lessons during the Covid-19 crisis.

Optimising Zoom for the Music Lesson

Optimising Zoom for the Music Lesson

Zoom features technology that reduces background noise, cancels out echos and automatically adjusts the volume level to the spoken voice. Fortunately, with two simple changes to the settings, we can vastly improve the whole experience

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How to Tune Your Violin or Viola

How to Tune Your Violin or Viola

Learning how to tune your violin or viola is essential in getting the most from your instrument, and it makes it immeasurably more enjoyable to play! In this short article I am going to walk you through the steps to getting your violin or viola in tune and sounding...

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MP3 Speed Changers

MP3 Speed Changers

Maybe you’re wanting to practise to an accompaniment, or learn a tune from your favourite record by ear, but it is just too fast. Practising to a recorded accompaniment can be very helpful, especially when it comes to keeping a steady pulse, performing rhythms...

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