Tag Archive: violin performance

Feb 19

Congratulations, Leah Kramaric!

We are always thrilled to receive great news from members of the Kennedy Violins family all over the world. Congratulations to seven-year-old Leah Kramaric from Zagreb, Croatia, who recently won first prize in the regional Croatian competition playing on a Louis Carpini G2 Violin from Kennedy Violins! Leah is now qualified for the national competition, the largest in …

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Jun 03

Forget the Map at Home!

A Guide to Improvisation, by Katie Lubiens Improvising? That sounds scary! Making up the music as you go? But where’s the sheet music? Who even improvises anyway? As a classical violinist, these were all questions I asked myself when confronted with the thought of improvising.  I never was taught to improvise.  As classical musicians, we always …

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Apr 15

A GUIDE TO TEACHING CHILDREN MUSIC: An Interpretation of Aletha Solter’s “Principles of Learning”

As parents, teachers, and musicians, we hope to guide both our children and students to learn in the most effective way. But how can we encourage a desire to learn discipline to practice enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment when teaching children to play an instrument? Quite often children equate practice with punishment, experience boredom during …

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Apr 06

Celebrating the Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere

We have a few Game of Thrones fans in our office, and we’re pretty excited about the Season 4 premiere — which is on RIGHT NOW! Because we’re so psyched, the Kennedy Violins’ staff presents a special performance of the Game of Thrones theme music. Enjoy! Tweet

Oct 01

15 Tips to Successfully Sight Read

One of the least anticipated elements of an audition is the dreaded task of sight reading. As perfectly as you may have prepared your performance pieces and your scales, all of a sudden a completely foreign piece of music is placed in front of you and—what?—you’re supposed to play this stuff cold? Horribly fumbling through …

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Nov 07

Itzhak Perlman: An Inspirational Virtuoso

I have been inspired by many violinists, but one stands out in particular. This musician overcame a big obstacle in his life, and didn’t let it stop him from becoming extraordinary. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Itzhak Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, British Palestine on August 31, 1945. Having contracted polio at age four, he was able …

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