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Join Juilliard-trained professional violinist and teacher JoAnna Farrer in her weekly podcast, as she tackles questions about helping your child progress in music today. She interviews top performers, composers, and teachers, sharing actionable guidance and answering listener questions, all in short, weekly episodes. Join the conversation and gain the tools to help your child develop the skills they need to succeed in the arts and life! Follow JoAnna on Instagram @joannafarrer802 for more.

String Sessions JoAnna Farrer

    • Kids & Family
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Join Juilliard-trained professional violinist and teacher JoAnna Farrer in her weekly podcast, as she tackles questions about helping your child progress in music today. She interviews top performers, composers, and teachers, sharing actionable guidance and answering listener questions, all in short, weekly episodes. Join the conversation and gain the tools to help your child develop the skills they need to succeed in the arts and life! Follow JoAnna on Instagram @joannafarrer802 for more.

    Episode 5: Fostering Creativity through Suzuki training with Zachary Sweet

    Episode 5: Fostering Creativity through Suzuki training with Zachary Sweet

    An excellent conversation with Zachary Sweet, a fantastic cellist, teacher, and teacher-trainer based here in the US. Zachary is a registered Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is also an instructor of cello at Nazareth College and Binghamton University.
    As you'll hear in our conversation, Zachary is passionate about helping children grow and develop as musicians and artists, as well as helping share the Suzuki teaching method with parents and teachers. (I started my violin lessons as a Suzuki student, as did many of my colleagues, and is great to see how the method is continuing to evolve.) An inspiring conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as well!
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    Zachary Sweet's website: https://www.zacharysweet.org/Music Together of Ithaca: http://www.musictogetherofithaca.com/
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    String Sessions: The Music Parent Podcast Website: http://www.musicparentpodcast.com
    Chat with JoAnna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannafarrer802/
    Ending music: "Mending Wall Set" by JoAnna Farrer - https://spoti.fi/3mlFYEy

    • 50 min
    Episode 4: Concertmaster Eric Wyrick on Leadership, Practice, and Musical Parenting

    Episode 4: Concertmaster Eric Wyrick on Leadership, Practice, and Musical Parenting

    A great conversation with NJ Symphony concertmaster Eric Wyrick. Eric is on faculty at Princeton University, and was a long-time member and leader within the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Our conversation covered preparing for high-pressure performances, raising musical children, and what it takes to build a career in the orchestral world today. In the interview, Eric demonstrates a few techniques which can be viewed on the video version of this interview, available on our YouTube channel.
    This is our fourth episode, so please subscribe to the channel, share it with friends, and stay tuned for some very exciting upcoming interviews with string players, teachers, recording artists, and more!
    - Eric Wyrick at Princeton University: Eric Wyrick - Department of Music at Princeton University
    - Eric Wyrick performing the Busoni Violin Concerto live with the New Jersey Symphony: https://youtu.be/37q8vvZqB0k
    - Eric Wyrick performing "321 Concerto for Acoustic and Electric Violin" - available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5GWugLl8EfQXCykUwXlFoJ?si=f6XeQHrVSjq7h8uCnhHezQ
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    String Sessions: The Music Parent Podcast Website: http://www.musicparentpodcast.com
    Chat with JoAnna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannafarrer802/
    Ending music: "Mending Wall Set" by JoAnna Farrer - https://spoti.fi/3mlFYEy

    • 44 min
    Episode 3: Joe Deninzon on Creativity, Inspiration, and Forging a Path with Electric Violin

    Episode 3: Joe Deninzon on Creativity, Inspiration, and Forging a Path with Electric Violin

    A very fun conversation with electric rock and jazz violinist Joe Deninzon, lead singer and violinist for the band Stratospheerius, and a teacher and performer with several decades of experience. We discuss moving between genres, taking risks in improvisation, and much more...
    This is our third episode, so please subscribe to the channel, share it with friends, and stay tuned for weekly interviews with string players, teachers, recording artists, and more!
    - Joe Deninzon's website: https://joedeninzon.com
    - Newest release - Behind the Curtain CD and DVD: https://bit.ly/423TVW9
    - May 31st, 2023 Concert at Iridium in NYC: https://bit.ly/42Xu6Zk
    - Sweet Plantain String Quartet: https://sweetplantain.com
    - New single video, "One Foot in the Next World" - https://youtu.be/riBWgHo3MgE

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    String Sessions: The Music Parent Podcast Website: http://www.musicparentpodcast.com
    Chat with JoAnna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannafarrer802/
    Ending music: "Mending Wall Set" by JoAnna Farrer - https://spoti.fi/3mlFYEy

    • 47 min
    Episode 2: Violinist Francine Storck on Building Confidence, Creativity, and Focus

    Episode 2: Violinist Francine Storck on Building Confidence, Creativity, and Focus

    A thoroughly enjoyable conversation with Francine Storck, Principal 2nd Violinist of the NJ Symphony, and a teacher with decades of experience guiding students of all ages. We discuss helping students build confidence and focus, practical advice on technique in Suzuki books, and elements of leadership in a Symphony orchestra.
    This is our second episode, so please subscribe to the channel, share it with friends, and stay tuned for weekly interviews with string players, teachers, recording artists, and more!
    Francine Storck can be reached via email at: fsstorck@gmail.com
    The NJ Symphony website: https://www.njsymphony.org/

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    String Sessions: The Music Parent Podcast Website: http://www.musicparentpodcast.com
    Ending music: King of the Cats by JoAnna Farrer - https://spoti.fi/3UpjtuV

    • 52 min
    Episode 1: Cellist Natalie Haas on Touring, Folk Music, and the Importance of Playing Together

    Episode 1: Cellist Natalie Haas on Touring, Folk Music, and the Importance of Playing Together

    A lovely first episode featuring the international folk cello star and Juilliard graduate Natalie Haas! We discuss fiddle camps, musical mentors, and what it takes to learn musical styles and methods by ear in the modern world. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and can't wait to have Natalie back on the show again.
    This is our inaugural episode, so please subscribe to the channel, share it with friends, and stay tuned for weekly interviews with string players, teachers, recording artists, and more.
    Enjoy the conversation, and if you have questions you'd like to hear guests address for you and your child, send me a message via our website at www.musicparentpodcast.com
    Natalie's' website: http://www.nataliehaas.com
    Natalie Haas on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/41sqaarfB2kCWssI6jM10V
    Natalie's transcriptions, books, and more: https://www.nataliehaas.com/store

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    String Sessions: The Music Parent Podcast Website: http://www.musicparentpodcast.com
    Ending music: "King of the Cats Set" by JoAnna Farrer - https://open.spotify.com/track/3fnx1Q8TzDRtnmumsS3Vyb

    • 42 min

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