Violin Geek Podcast

with Laurel Thomsen

(Formerly the Violin & Viola Practice Power Podcast)

Welcome violin (or viola, cello, guitar, trumpet...) geeks everywhere! Are you a violin, viola, or fiddle student interested in taking your playing to the next level? A professional performer wanting to brush up on your skills after a hiatus? A musician getting bored in your practice and needing some new ideas to chew on? Or, a fellow string teacher wishing to gain playing and practice tips to help your students? If so, you've come to the right place. In the Violin Geek Podcast, violinist/violist, recording artist, author, and string teacher Laurel Thomsen shares her daily discoveries and tips for practicing and polishing, string playing technique, and becoming the best musician you can be.

With all the insight and troubleshooting of a one-on-one violin, viola, or fiddle lesson, discover episodes that help you overcome practice humps, learn faster, master new techniques, and increase your playing and personal confidence. Learn to train your brain for excellent intonation, choose fingerings with style, tune your instrument by ear, play confidently with a metronome using various note values and rhythms, how to play by ear, improvise, and enjoy interviews with amazing artists and teachers. Episodes are accessible for beginners, yet contain the depth of thought appreciated by the advancing student and seasoned performer alike. Happy Practicing!

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Need more help with your playing? Besides her in-person studio, Laurel offers private violin and viola lessons online via Skype (or FaceTime, Zoom, Hangouts).

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Laurel Thomsen

Violin & Viola Performance, Instruction, & Recording


Skype: laurelthomsen

Based in Santa Cruz, California

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