Technique Driven Violinist

Create Beautiful Music By Becoming a Technique Driven Violinist

The “Set It and Forget It” Method That Works

WAIT!

I know what you’re thinking … “Here’s another ‘improve without working’ ploy.

I’m sure I overdid it with the “set it and forget it” line.

But … if you’ll give me a minute … you’ll begin to understand what I mean …

Solid Technique Leads to a Good Sound

Think about yourself for a minute.

You only think about technique so often… and think far more about how you wish you sounded better. 

The reality is, you are only going to sound as good as your violin technique, period. The violin is not biased to any player, but it will produce a clean sound when you have applied the proper technique.

It’s all about technique.

If it wasn’t, you would be able to pick up the violin and sound just like Joshua Bell…right?

Using Small Muscles Prevents Bad Sounds

How do you get to the point where you can just play instead of having to manage bow bounce and screeches?

How can you actually progress when there are so many things to think about?

By training your small muscles.

What is needed to move the bow fast? What should I be thinking about with the bow hand? Are my fingers in the right spots?

All of these questions are easy to answer, and the results are an incredibly clean sound.

Knowing How to Practice Is The Catalyst

You’ve heard it before …“Practice makes perfect!” So what makes practicing properly so powerful?

It’s the best way to train your muscles (and brain) to do things the RIGHT way…But it can also have a negative effect.

Recently, I had a student come in for a lesson…She had been self-taught for 5 years.

She had clearly developed bad practice habits and really needed my help.

Unfortunately, it was impossible to fix everything in 60 minutes…it would have taken another 5 lessons minimum to fix one bad habit.

Since I charge $50/hr–it would have cost her $250 to fix the one bad habit and 5 hours of her time.

This is a common occurrence and every violin teacher could tell you a similar story.

The student I mentioned above wouldn’t sound as good as an average student with 3 months experience (with good practice habits).

Here are some stats…

- 90% of violinists under 10 years experience have at least 2 bad habits that are significantly hurting their progress

- Only 20% of violinists under 10 years experience implement good practice habits.

- 90% of violinists quit playing in frustration because they don’t feel they are progressing–it’s almost always related to bad practice habits.

Set It and Forget It…Explained!

The technique driven tools are so powerful that when you start practicing, your violin technique will start to become an asset and not a deterrence. You’ll be able to avoid all the bad habits you could develop on the violin.

The Technique Driven Violinist will cover everything you need to know about technique–and not leave anything out for you to figure out on your own. When you are ready to start practicing, we have an organized process for you to go through … which will make you a better player.

Once you go through one of our technique processes – you’ll start to see improvements quickly.

You could literally learn it and forget it … and the learned techniques will start working for you and not against you.

Of course, you’ll probably want to improve it and practice it because once you start to see the results … you won’t want to stop; however, that’s just more icing on the cake and doesn’t have to be done all at once.

Makes Playing Violin Cheaper and Easier

When you have an organized approach to avoiding bad habits, your violin costs becomes cheaper, simpler, and way more effective.

You’ll no longer need to worry about your violin progress … spending countless hours and dollars trying to improve it … the whole gamut.

You’ll only need to follow the violin technique modules and processes we have put together, and let it be your guide to having more fun playing violin, get a better sound, and not over-complicate the process of learning.

#winning.

What's Included?

11+ Step-By-Step Modules (The Course)

This course walks you step-by-step through how to plan, develop, practice, and maintain Technique Driven violin skills that will help your playing ability, potential, and lifetime violin enjoyment!

Module 1: Introduction – We’ll go over the importance of being Technique Driven, introduce all of the techniques, and how it will all work together. We’ll present the plan, and cover a few of the tools we will use throughout the course.

Module 2: Posture Series – We’ll explain the importance of posture, reveal all the important posture fundamentals, and then tell you the BEST ways you can avoid any bad habits!

Module 3: Bow Hold Series – Arguably the most important part of developing good technique and clean sound. We’ll go over what to work on with the bow hand to maximize your potential!

Module 4: Muscle Training – We’ll walkthrough the basics of using the index finger and open up your eyes to the tricks that all advanced violinists use. Start getting your violin playing to come to life!

Module 5: Bow Movement – You’ll learn how to avoid bow bounces by using the index finger … a vital part of achieving a good sound! We go over all the bad habits you can form with moving the bow and more.

Module 6: Drills/Planning – This will give you a plan of action regarding drills and what we previously learned in this course. As you’ll see, a Technique Driven approach takes practice … we want to make sure you are working on the right things at this checkpoint.

Module 7: Tension Management – This is a very important part of achieving a good sound. We’ll make sure you aren’t hurting yourself by pressing up against the bow … don’t worry, it’s not difficult!

Module 8: Left-Hand Series – We’ll move into training the left-hand with a step-by-step approach to building to technique building. We walkthrough setting up hand height, minimizing hand movement (we show you all of this on video), and how to tie it all together!

Module 9: Drills 2.0 Series – What do you do when there are so many things to remember? Develop muscle memory (one muscle at a time) with some of my best drills! Working on the same thing over and over will eventually lead to being able to do some of this stuff in your sleep… and, this is what the Drills 2.0 series aims to accomplish.

Module 10: Practicing Series – It’s very important for you to develop muscle memory by sticking to a solid practice routine. We’ll go over exactly what you should practice, how long you should practice for, and much more.

Module 11: Optimization – Coming soon! – How to continue to develop your technique, playing ability, and spend the least amount of time—but get the best possible results.

Extras – More tips, tricks, and strategies that don’t really “fit” into any other module; however, will greatly increase the effectiveness of your Technique Driven playing ability!

 

 

9 Processes for Learning Every Technique (with Sheet Music)

An absolute shortcut to apply newly learned techniques into methodical system using progressive sheet music. I’ve made it extremely effective and fun so you’ll want to do every step!

Welcome Series – 3 Musical Pieces – I’ll share with you a violin technique checklist and share the plan of how you will master every violin technique.

Action Series: Separate-Combine – 3 Musical Pieces – I’ll be with you step-by-step as we combine the hands together in some fun sheet music.

Action Series: Separate-Combine-Slur – 3 Musical Pieces – We’ll get a little bit more tricky! Keep the bow slurring as your new technique is being applied.

Action Series: Slur Combinations – 3 Musical Pieces – Ready to do even more? We’ll work on some more challenging combinations while focusing on the new technique.

Action Series: Articulation – 3 Musical Pieces – I’ll show you three pieces that will be tricky to play while applying your new technique. You can do it!

Speed Training: Bow Sustainment – 3 Musical Pieces – We’ll work on bow sustainment in slower pieces while focusing on a new technique at hand.

Speed Training: Fast Bow Movement – 3 Musical Pieces – We’ll work on faster pieces. You’ll really see some good progress at this point!

Putting it All Together – 3 Musical Pieces – Think less about the technique and more about musical aspects. Test to make sure you are ready to move on or if you need to back-track.

Performance Series – 4 Musical Pieces – Refine the new technique and prepare four musical pieces for performance.

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