How to Read Music

So you’re interested in learning how to play a musical instrument but there’s one small problem. You don’t know how to read music! Fear not, this article will put your mind at ease as we go through the fundamentals of note-reading. Music is printed on a  stave. A stave, or staff, as it is also […]

Benefits of Music Instruction

Posted on December 26, 2012 by Dr. Daniel Broniatowski Learning How to Listen I recently finished reading two literary pieces that inspired me. One is Eric Jensen’s “Music With the Brain in Mind” and the other is cellist Marcia Peck’s article “Why Classical Music”, which is featured on the website of the Musicians of the […]

Learn to Play the Violin 1/3

Would you like to learn to play the violin? As a professional violinist in Boston with a passion for teaching, I felt that it would be appropriate to write a blog post for people learning to play the violin! This article comes with a disclaimer. To to play the violin properly, it is not enough to […]

Learn to Play the Violin 2/3

Posted on December 17, 2012 by Dr. Daniel Broniatowski Greetings dear readers who wish to learn to play the violin! This is part two of a series geared toward beginners of this fantastic instrument. In this article, I will discuss the parts of the bow. Please note that the video version of this blog post […]

Learn to Play the Violin 3/3

Posted on February 3, 2013 by Dr. Daniel Broniatowski How to Hold the Violin and the Bow Welcome to the third and final series called “Learn to Play the Violin”. In part 1, we examined the parts of the violin. In part two, we covered the parts of the bow. In part three, I will […]