Physics and Advanced Violin Technique
Violinists spend many years focusing on technique, but there are very few road maps when it comes to the most challenging repertoire. This lecture/demonstration by a local college music professor will explore the basic concepts related to the physics of sound on the violin and how to use these concepts to create a facile and relaxed technique. Dr. Case has presented this material both to engineers and musicians, and this evenings’ presentation will be geared towards teachers, advanced students, and professionals. We will specifically reference Kreutzer Etude No. 2, scales, and the first movement of the Bruch Violin Concerto. Bring your violins and your questions about technique in difficult passages!
Dr. Wendy Case
Dr. Wendy Case has performed all over the world as a chamber musician and recitalist. She serves on the violin faculty of Berry College, Covenant College, and Chattanooga State. She performs with the Tetris Duo, the Atlanta Symphony, the Scenic City Chamber Society, and the Nashville Opera. Her current projects include several recording endeavors and a series of presentations on the interplay of advanced string technique and acoustical physics. Influential teachers include Andrew Jennings, Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet), Soovin Kim, and William Preucil. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, and spending time with friends.
My friend and former colleague from the Westchester Band, of Scarsdale, NY, Tom Heimer, has published an etude book. The Most Advanced Clarinet Book. The book is filled with very practical advice for performers today.
It also includes 27 challenging and fun etudes to play. A very good addition to the clarinet etude repertoire!
for Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Saxophone & Recorder
Both David and Bryony are certified Suzuki music teachers; a very good way to learn an instrument, at any age. If you'd like to learn more about the Suzuki method, please go to our Suzuki Method Page.
If you sign up for a free trial lesson at our downtown studio, we will introduce you to our methods of teaching and teaching philosophy. If lessons in Chattanooga are not possible, we offer lessons on Skype. Having lessons in the studio is very beneficial to our students because of our unique space. The combination of high ceilings, brick walls, and carefully selected hanging fabrics and curtains allow our students to work on sound production and projection in a way that few music studios can offer.
When you sign up for weekly lessons, you will have the ability to be a part of performance opportunities that happen several times every semester. Sometimes at the studio, and sometimes at local Performance venues. This helps students share their hard work with their friends and family, and helps build a sense of community.
Daily Dr. Sinichi Suzuki quote:
“Good or evil, beauty or ugliness, daily behavior itself becomes one’s flesh and blood before one realizes it. It becomes habit through repetition.”
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