Playing violin or viola without stretching or warming up? That can cause serious pain! Here are four stretches and strengtheners to do before you start playing, from violist Eva Stern, who also happens to be a pilates teacher.
The dreaded "memory-slip" - has it ever happened to you? Was it easy or difficult to get back on track? Are you a rare unicorn who has never had a memory slip while performing from memory? Or perhaps you have not yet performed a piece from memory? Please share your stories and experiences with memory slips.
Retired University of Michigan Violin Professor Stephen Shipps pleaded guilty last week to one count of transporting a minor girl across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual conduct. He faces sentencing in February.