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With my first email address in the early 2000s came an inbox full of musician scams. The "opportunities" seem to come in waves. Sometimes I'll get five in a month. Other times, they'll forget about me for five years.

The premise of ...

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In this episode of the Violin Geek Podcast I chat with Dr. Cora Cooper, professor of violin, viola, chamber music, and string pedogogy at Kansas State University, and the editor of "Violin ...

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If the metronome inspires fear, dread, or frustration in you, if you're not sure how to even use it, or if you find practicing with it is getting a bit stale, this Violin Geek Podcast episode is for you! Join me as we explore the goals of metronome ...

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Adult students have typically comprised about a third of my teaching studio and I've always enjoyed my connection with them. While some are semi-professionals or teachers looking to brush up on their technical skills, many are beginners who always ...

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"After the Fire," my new album with Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Frechette, released two weeks ago and I'm pleased to announce that we've sold out of our initial ...

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