Electric guitar overtakes violin on list of students’ most popular musical instruments Monday, 15 September 2014

Electric guitar overtakes violin on list of students’ most popular musical instruments

A comprehensive study undertaken by the UK’s ABRSM finds shifting trends from traditional to pop instruments

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music has today published its Making Music survey of learning...

Miklós Perényi appointed Royal Northern College of Music International Chair in Cello Friday, 12 September 2014

Miklós Perényi appointed Royal Northern College of Music International Chair in Cello

The cellist joins the UK institution this year

The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester has named Miklós Perényi as its new International...

Charles Castleman appointed professor of violin at Miami’s Frost School of Music Thursday, 10 July 2014

Charles Castleman appointed professor of violin at Miami’s Frost School of Music

The violinist is currently a professor at the Eastman School of Music in New York

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has appointed Charles Castleman as its new professor...

University of Michigan appoints violinist Danielle Belen to its string faculty Thursday, 10 July 2014

University of Michigan appoints violinist Danielle Belen to its string faculty

The musician is a seasoned pedagogue and member of the Colburn School violin faculty

Danielle Belen has joined the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance as associate...

Melancholy and perfectionism: South Korea’s love of Western classical music Friday, 11 April 2014

Melancholy and perfectionism: South Korea’s love of Western classical music

German violinist Viktoria Elisabeth Kaunzner reports on her experiences teaching in South Korea for the past three years

I have been teaching violin at the German School of Music Weimar (picture 2) at Kangnam University in...

6 tips for launching a music career after graduation Wednesday, 09 April 2014

6 tips for launching a music career after graduation

As hundreds of young string players leave college in a few months, music careers expert Angela Myles Beeching hands on advice for life after graduation

In a rapidly changing profession, unemployment and the difficult economy are always on people’s...

How do you encourage students to develop their own musical ideas? Monday, 25 November 2013

How do you encourage students to develop their own musical ideas?

Teacher Talk: your string teaching questions answered by our panel of experts

How do you encourage students to develop their own musical ideas rather than just copying your phrasing...

Violinist Renaud Capuçon appointed to the UK’s Royal Northern College of Music Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Violinist Renaud Capuçon appointed to the UK’s Royal Northern College of Music

He joins a number of new staff members in 2014 including violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, violist Vicci Wardman, and violist and conductor Henk Guittart

The Royal Northern College of Music has announced a number of top string appointments starting from September...

London’s Royal College of Music launches postgraduate string quartet programme Wednesday, 12 March 2014

London’s Royal College of Music launches postgraduate string quartet programme

The new Artist Diploma provides an intense year of study for a pre-formed quartet

London’s Royal College of Music is launching a new postgraduate programme for an advanced string...

How to use 'flow' to make the most of your practice Monday, 24 February 2014

How to use 'flow' to make the most of your practice

Andreas Burzik offers four principles that will minimise the effort and maximise the effects of practising

Every musician knows that blissful feeling of being totally lost to the world, absorbed and effortlessly...

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