Category Archives: Music teaching

BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATA NO. 23 APPASSIONATA – Masterclass review

BEETHOVEN SONATA NO. 23, OP.57, APPASSIONATA

Beethoven himself described this composition Appassionata as one of the best he ever wrote, and it is no doubt the most celebrated of Beethoven’s piano sonatas; the 1st movement, reporting the tempo indication ” Allegro assai” contains five thematic/rhythmical elements, exposed in detail by Master Teacher Gulsin Onay. for iClassical Academy. Continue reading BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATA NO. 23 APPASSIONATA – Masterclass review

Young Musicians Now Seek Learning Variety

Young Musicians Now Seek Learning Variety

by Paul Cassarly

It’s no secret that every successful musician in the world has had at least one influential teacher in their life. However, it also isn’t surprising to learn that the world’s best musicians have had multiple teachers throughout their career.  So why do private teachers insist that their students only listen to them?  Continue reading Young Musicians Now Seek Learning Variety

The Young European Strings School of Music

The Motto and Guiding ethos  of the Young European Strings School of Music (YES)

By Maria Kelemen

“When I grow up I want to be a musician”

The Young European Strings School YES offers twice weekly 30 minutes lessons to the beginner separating the theoretical part of the of the learning from the practical. Teaching music theory is based on the principles of teaching awareness of the “inner ear’s” function. Continue reading The Young European Strings School of Music

BACH VIOLIN PARTITA NO. 1 IN B MINOR – MUSIC INSTRUCTION

BACH PARTITA NO. 1 IN B MINOR, BWV 1002, ALLEMANDE

MUSIC INSTRUCTION –  BACH SOLO VIOLIN REPERTOIRE

In his Partitas, Bach treats the traditional dance form with great liberty, accentuating virtuosity, melodic inventions, rhythm and beautiful counterpoint elaborations. Master Teacher Miriam Fried has pervasive knowledge and understanding of Bach’s Violin Partitas and Sonatas and in her Masterclasses considers all of these very demanding themes, combine it with technique and exposes the importance of all these arguments in her outstanding masterclasses.
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Online Paganini Caprices Video eLearning Series – Review

Paganini Caprices, a devilish challenge for many violinists

The 24 Caprices for Solo Violin were written in groups (six, six and twelve) by Niccolò Paganini between 1802 and 1817. As we all know, they demand a lot of technique, velocity, accuracy and precision from the violinist. No wonder these Caprices are both loved and hated by the majority of the players! The series is a real challenge to master. Not only for students but also for professionals and teachers.  We had a look at the
online eLearning video series Paganini Caprices with Pavel Berman. Continue reading Online Paganini Caprices Video eLearning Series – Review

Uri Vardi Feldenkrais specialist: “My Teaching Philosophy”

Feldenkrais specialist Uri Vardi about his passion and motivation to help musicians all over the world develop themselves holistic

The Feldenkrais method is a very efficient method for auto training, based on the awareness of our motor schemes and reorganizing of muscle reactions to achieve a full-range connection between mind and body.  Continue reading Uri Vardi Feldenkrais specialist: “My Teaching Philosophy”

ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO IN E MINOR, OP 35, 1ST MOV

ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO IN E MINOR, OP. 85, 1ST MOVEMENT (PART 1)

CORNERSTONE LESSON ELGAR

Amit Peled teaches about the attitude, technics and the critical points of the first movement of this very famous Elgar Cello  Concerto composition. Special topics are the use of the bow, the posture, and the tempo interpretation.

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World Première: Miriam Fried Online Bach Video Encyclopedia

The most complete online video encyclopedia about Bach’s violin solo repertoire in the world.

Miriam Fried dedicated almost a year to complete her online Bach video encyclopedia. It’s a true declaration of love and admiration for Bach. We dare to say the most complete online video encyclopedia about Bach’s violin solo repertoire in the world that was ever created. We caught up with her, despite her busy schedule and asked her why she decided to create this so precious knowledge about the incredibly versatile composer Bach.  Continue reading World Première: Miriam Fried Online Bach Video Encyclopedia

Musicnotes.com – Online Sheet Music – eLearning Review

Site and Apps for interactive utilization of online sheet music – Pros & Cons

Musicnotes.com is an online platform which provides music sheets in printed and electronic form, with great functions for the score to be played and watched on screen. We recently tested how it works and what could be the advantages that you can get from using it. In our test, we used a Windows PC and an iPad. Continue reading Musicnotes.com – Online Sheet Music – eLearning Review

Modern versus Baroque Violin Bow

Modern versus Baroque Violin Bow

by Paul Casserly

Miriam Fried is a Master Teacher of the violin, and in our excerpt video (which you can find here), she explains that there are a few differences between the modern violin bow and the Baroque violin bow. Let’s explore the history and differences between performing a violin piece performed with each, how they are similar, and the stylistic differences of how each plays a piece written by Baroque composers. Continue reading Modern versus Baroque Violin Bow