Uniting Mind, Body, and Spirit with Music

As a concert violinist and violin teacher, to me, one of the most fascinating elements of the musical experience is the unification of mind, body, and spirit, that results from learning and performing our instruments. I would like to take my realization a step further and put forth the hypothesis that, in fact, music can […]

The First Violin Lesson

What Parents and Students Should Know Seasoned and successful teachers and performers of the violin know that one of the most important necessities of decent playing is good posture. I personally believe that good posture is much of the be all and end all of good technique, since the principles of playing well are all […]

The Teacher-Student Relationship

Today, we share a post from guest-blogger, Alexandra Berube, founder of Boston Tutoring Services, LLC. Ms. Berube is a trained teacher with an M.Ed. from Lesley University. She believes that having a personal connection with parents is crucial to a child’s success, and understanding the value of an individualized approach makes all the difference. The […]

The Value of Music Education

In June, 2014, a Harvard University/Boston Children’s Hospital study was published in plos.org stipulating that children who have had regular musical training are at an advantage in a wide variety of disciplines in school. According to the Waco Tribune, ‘their findings indicate that playing an instrument seems to promote the brain’s “executive functions,” which contribute […]

How to Play the Violin

Hello violin players and classical music enthusiasts! My name is Dr. Daniel Broniatowski and I am a violin teacher and performer based in Boston, MA, USA. You have most likely come to this page because you were looking for information about how to play the violin. I have taken the liberty of posting around 30 […]

Playing the Violin Like a Singer

I was reading the blog of Pittsburgh-based violinist Roy Sonne and came across a fantastic article called “How can I play like a singer?” Those of you who have listened to our podcast interview of violinist Roy Sonne know that his wife is a professional singer and that Mr. Sonne has accompanied many vocalists in […]