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Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Frechette and I am excited to report that we'll be releasing our fifth album as a duo on January 21, 2022. We’ve launched our pre-order period and while supplies last, for orders placed by December 1st we're offering ...

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In my latest Violin Geek Podcast episode we explore what it takes to create a compelling arrangement of a Pop, Rock, or Jazz tune and the factors that help determine whether a song is a good candidate for solo violin treatment or if it needs an ensemble ...

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In this episode Laurel Thomsen is interviewed by award-winning vocalist and FAR-West Board Vice-President, Susie Glaze about her experience with teaching violin and viola online. Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, back in 2009 in fact, Laurel transitioned ...

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After 15 months of lockdowns and restrictions in California and many other parts of the country, upon reaching June 15th, the date when California’s year long mask mandate would be lifted, we had less than a 2% positivity rate throughout the state ...

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If you're a musician, artist, dancer, or maybe a business owner, and you're looking to create more compelling videos, photos, performances, and presentations, listen in to this Violin Geek Podcast episode as Laurel Thomsen speaks with Justine Lucas, ...

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