What makes a good violin teacher?

And when is it time to switch? You know the old saw: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach”. Of course you know what I’m going to say: I disagree with this statement (but not entirely!) The Performer A great performer, like Itzhak Perlman, is someone who has spent hours developing their talent. Playing …

Vivaldi – Modern or Baroque?

I recently discovered the youtube channel of an early music ensemble, called Voices of Music, who perform baroque music in the style in which it was performed at the time (or as close as possible anyway. Their website http://www.voicesofmusic.org has a great explanation of how the baroque style differs from what we’re used to hearing today.  I’d …