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I hope your 2022 is off to a good start. What a trying couple of years it's been... The good news I have to share is that my long awaited fifth duo album, "AFTER THE FIRE" with Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Frechette releases today, along ...

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After practicing viola for a few hours the other day, my right index finger was getting sore so I wrapped it up in a small cloth. This happens occasionally, always when I'm literally digging into soloistic material and using a particular viola bow ...

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Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Frechette and I just released our first single and music video from our fifth duo album "After the Fire," which we'll be releasing in its entirely January 21, 2022 (pre-order here). ...

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When we first start playing, key signatures, those "hashtag," "pound sign," or baby "b" looking symbols to the right of the clef sign in our sheet music, might seem intimidating or even antiquated. After all, we probably ...

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It’s that time of year again and my inbox has already received some messages from those hoping for guidance around purchasing a new violin, viola, or cello for a beginner on their holiday shopping list, or from one of my current private students with ...

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