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Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Frechette and I are excited to share our latest music video with you! Featured on our fifth duo album After the Fire, which we released in 2022, "Colfax Harbor" is our nod to the Celtic/Irish ballad. ...

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Even though protest music has a long tradition, from Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" to Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the Wind," these days it seems like a lot of the artists who speak of or perform anything that in any way makes a political ...

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In this fourth installment of the Violin Geek Podcast's Intonation Mastery series we explore common issues within our technique that may contribute to intonation issues, as well as some considerations within our approach to tonality, and tempered versus ...

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This question came from the violin teacher of an intermediate student struggling to memorize her first more complex and lengthy solo piece. Trying and failing to memorize the piece was causing the young teen a lot of stress and the parents were starting ...

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Happy Holidays!!

I hope my last post of 2022 finds you well and enjoying a joyous and restful season. It's been a busy year and I'm looking forward to spending some time with loved ones in the coming weeks, though still virtually ...

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