Effort

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up – An article by Tracy Cutchlow

Music Learning Theory – Edwin Gordon

Edwin Gordon’s ideas and research for Early Childhood Music Education heavily influence what I do with all of my youngest students. This video describes it on a very basic level. More information can be found in his book A Music Learning Theory for Newborns and...

Congratulations Shira!

Shira was accepted to the Baltimore School for the Arts! Congratulations Shira, I could not be more happy for you!  Your happiness at this opportunity spreads light and your voracious tackling of the task at hand is inspirational. Shira’s schedule will include...

Congratulations Kyle!

During Kyle’s most recent lesson, we added up the number of circles he had tracked in his practice helper this last year.  We discovered he had done 11,030 circles!  Congratulations Kyle on crossing that 10,000 circles line!  I love hearing how your tone has...

Tuning

Tuning the violin is absolutely essential before starting practice each day. If it takes time, that’s ok, it’s well worth it. Practicing on a violin that is out of tune is counter productive to the development of the sound and touch relationship. Most fine...

Congratulations!

Kyle and Isabella were both accepted to Baltimore String Orchestra Camp’s Chamber Orchestra this year! Congratulations to both of them for presenting auditions that communicated their readiness despite their younger age. There are no age restrictions when it...

Congratulations!

Several Miss Emily Violin Studio students were accepted to Baltimore Symphony’s Youth Orchestras this year! Congratulations to Anna S., Kyle, Isabella, Madison, and Shira for preparing auditions that communicated your readiness! The music that can be created by...

Yoga for the Young Violinist

Our first week of Yoga for the Young Violinist was a huge success! Many thanks to studio parent, Kristin, for donating her time so generously! Yoga for the Young Violinist will be continuing through the next two Mondays. Sign up soon to guarantee your...