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Violin Class is a podcast for the non-professional violinist and violin enthusiast. Join me to learn what you should know about the instrument, technique tips, practicing, the repertoire, and history of the violin, from the perspective of a professional violinist and violin teacher. Hosted by Julia Reddy, www.violinclass.co; contact: violinclasspod@gmail.com

Violin Class Julia Reddy

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Violin Class is a podcast for the non-professional violinist and violin enthusiast. Join me to learn what you should know about the instrument, technique tips, practicing, the repertoire, and history of the violin, from the perspective of a professional violinist and violin teacher. Hosted by Julia Reddy, www.violinclass.co; contact: violinclasspod@gmail.com

    3 effective ways to end your violin practice

    3 effective ways to end your violin practice

    I've talked a lot about violin warmups and technique exercises that you should be doing at the beginning of your practice session, but it’s just as important to look at how to end our practice.The way we end our practice session sets up the beginning of the next day’s work, and ideally we end wanting to go on and not in a mountain of frustration (although that happens, too!)Here’s my suggestion for ending your violin practice: the R/R/R method. Send me a text messageFor lesson inquiries,...

    • 24 min
    How professionals practice, with Davina Shum of the Strad

    How professionals practice, with Davina Shum of the Strad

    I’m joined by cellist and online editor of the Strad, Davina Shum. We discuss practicing, careers in classical music, and practical tips for adult learners.Full blog postthe Strad PodcastArticles by Davina:Why don't string players practice pizzicato The importance and difficulty of playing softlyA case for deppingSend me a text messageFor lesson inquiries, contact me at violinclass.co/contact or violinclasspod@gmail.com.Violin Class Website | Instagram | Lesson inquiries

    • 38 min
    6 violin techniques you should practice every day

    6 violin techniques you should practice every day

    In my 15 years of teaching violin, I’ve noticed a topic that is confusing for a lot of adult learners: how to structure their technique and warmup practice.In this blog post, I wanted to discuss six things that I think that every violinist should be practicing in some form at every practice session— some of these will be more geared towards intermediate to advanced players, but most will apply to beginners as well. I hope to give you a few more things to add to your practice routine and some ...

    • 25 min
    On practicing smarter and violin vs. viola, with Liz and Steph from MusicianCentric

    On practicing smarter and violin vs. viola, with Liz and Steph from MusicianCentric

    I’m joined violists Liz & Steph, the hosts of MusicianCentric Podcast. They share new research on how to practice smarter and the differences between viola and violin.Listen to MusicianCentric podcast hereMolly Gebrian episode / Susanna Klein episode--- Full blog post and transcriptFree violin warmups guideJoin the Violin Class newsletterSend me a text messageFor lesson inquiries, contact me at violinclass.co/contact or violinclasspod@gmail.com.Violin Class Website | Instagram | Lesson in...

    • 49 min
    Making time for violin in a busy season of life | Student Stories: Carly

    Making time for violin in a busy season of life | Student Stories: Carly

    I’m sharing an interview with my private student, Carly. Carly started the violin in her late 20s and has made fast progress in the 2 years that we have been working together.She discusses how she’s been able to progress without having a ton of time to practice— in addition to learning violin, Carly is busy raising and homeschooling 4 young children.Send me a text messageFor lesson inquiries, contact me at violinclass.co/contact or violinclasspod@gmail.com.Violin Class Website | Instagr...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Posture and body awareness for adult learners, with Rachael Ridge

    Posture and body awareness for adult learners, with Rachael Ridge

    Joining me on Violin Class this week is violin teacher Rachael Ridge, with whom I’ll be discussing:Body awarenessHow to relax and release tension as an adult learner.The importance of singingProper posture on violinAs well as her own journey with arthritis and how she’s been able to practice to avoid pain.Send me a text messageFor lesson inquiries, contact me at violinclass.co/contact or violinclasspod@gmail.com.Violin Class Website | Instagram | Lesson inquiries

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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81 Ratings

s3por2d ,

Bach’s Chaconne showing up lots…

Started this podcast recently as I have returned to violin lessons as an adult since putting the instrument down as a high schooler. It has been a great supplement to my learning since I started back.

My son and I heard a young man play the Chaconne at one of his Suzuki recitals and I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the piece. For anyone who loves to listen to it and would be interested in hearing a different instrument’s voice on it, there’s a great arrangement for two guitars played by the Beijing Guitar Duo available on YouTube and elsewhere.

Vagabondstan ,

Great content

I am an adult learner sporadically for nearly two years without direction. I stumbled upon your podcast and it has been very helpful. Although I seem to gravitate towards fiddle music I also enjoy classical. I do plan to arrange lessons soon.
Thank you

chattykn ,

Begin again violinist

I am a violinist wanting to begin playing again, but haven’t taken lessons and played in two decades. I was so delighted to find this podcast and it is encouraging, and informative. Just what I was looking for!!

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