I was aiming to get a video out each week, however it’s not going to happen this week. Things have cropped up where I am not in the stage where … Continue reading Orchestral Violin Challenge Week 2
I'm a violinist, teacher, composer and arranger from Ellenbrook, Western Australia. I love my family, coffee, AFL and running.
I would be surprised if there is anyone who deals with criticism well. If someone actually likes being harshly criticised for work that they did, I’m sure other people might … Continue reading Dealing with Criticism
One of the things I absolutely love about playing the violin is playing orchestral music. I love the variety of repertoire that it brings – from Bach Cantatas to Tchaikovsky … Continue reading Orchestral Violin Challenge: My goals for the next two years
Time for our third video in the #AMerryViolinChristmas compilation – a collection of Christmas Carols arranged for beginner violin and Piano. If you haven’t yet, make sure you grab your … Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Away in a Manger
An exciting arrangement of “Ding Dong Merrily on High” that will challenge the choir whilst still providing interest and variety for all parts. Arranged for SATB Choir (without accompaniment), this … Continue reading Ding Dong!
Time for our second video in the #AMerryViolinChristmas compilation – a collection of Christmas Carols arranged for beginner violin and Piano. If you haven’t yet, make sure you grab your … Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Silent Night
It’s Christmas time! Time for Christmas Carols!The problem is that many Christmas Carols are written in keys that aren’t friendly for the violin, especially for the beginner violinist, who initially … Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Joy to the World
This is the start of a new series where I’m going to highlight practice techniques. I know that as a teacher, I often don’t have time to go into specific … Continue reading Practice Techniques – Blocking
Today is Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day – the day the guns fell silent in World War 1. And I thought it fitting to look at this incredible piece of … Continue reading The Lark Ascending
It’s NAIDOC week in Australia, where we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture as a vital and important part of Australian culture. There is a strong culture of music … Continue reading Wirrangintungiyil – Eric Avery
Following up from yesterday’s post about the top five historical violinists, today we have the top five modern violinists. These are the violinists that if they come to do a … Continue reading Top Five Modern Violinists
There are many brilliant violinists around today, and tomorrow I will share with you my five favourite modern day violinists. But all of these violinists are built on the shoulders … Continue reading Top Five Historical Violinists