"This podcast is truly an example of what one should be: informative, concise, candid, and comprehendible yet insightful!"
"What is a professional trumpeter doing listening to a violin podcast? Well, I'm learning many things applicable to my teaching and music making. Laurel's podcast is a wonderful place to go to think about music and how one enriches their life with music in it. She is knowledgeable and personable, and her approach is straightforwad and honest, with encouragement and joy for what she does. After listening to a couple podcasts, I'm now a subscriber, and you should be too, especially if you enjoy having music in your life."
The Violin Geek Podcast is a free resource and always will be. We also don't sell advertising, meaning what you listen to is a labor or love. If you'd like to support Laurel Thomsen's efforts and help ensure they continue, please consider making a donation. Thanks for your support!
"I love Laurel's genuine and charming spirit as she guides her listeners through an expanding world of music. As a cellist I find her podcast very applicable and inspiring, especially her podcasts regarding intonation and creativity. Keep up the great work!!!"
Need more help with your playing? Besides her in-person studio, Laurel offers private violin and viola lessons online via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom. Please visit her general Teaching page as well as her Online Lessons page for more information.
Laurel Thomsen Violin, Viola, Vocals Performance, Instruction, Recording Based in Santa Cruz, California