October 2013

Can an Adult Learn to Play the Violin or Viola as Fast as a Child? Yes!

October 30, 2013 06:52

In this video I share secrets from violin teachers around adult beginners...

Did you know that adult beginners can learn to play the violin or viola faster than young children?

You need to know what's holding most adults back in the learning process AND how you can overcome them to learn as fast as a child... or faster!

Watch this video and learn!

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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Why Would You Want to Play the Viola?

October 29, 2013 09:38

Playing viola as an addition to playing the violin... or playing the viola instead the violin can have many advantages.

Why on earth would you want to play viola? Watch this video to find out.

BTW: I’m selling the very one hand made Czech viola I show you in the video for € 579 incl case and bow. If you are interested, just send me an e-mail: info@violinlounge.com

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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Should You Use Stickers on Your Violin or Viola Fingerboard?

October 26, 2013 03:43

On one side your muscle memory should get the chance to develop and learn the right positions...

On the other side you have to learn to play with your ears and not with your eyes...

Position markers are never exact as intonation is far more complex than just placing your fingers on one spot...

Watching your violin while playing can ruin your violin hold...

Everything is true, so you need to find the right way to use position indicators.

In this video you will learn how to use position markers in a way that they help your technique, intonation and hearing development without ruining it...

Buy your Don't Fret position indicator here! 

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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How to Practice Daily While Being a Mortal?

October 26, 2013 03:32

Do you get all the results you want in playing the violin or viola?

Do you practice daily?

Are your answers on both questions 'no', than this video is a must-watch for you!

You know you have to practice daily... but you if you are a mortal and you have a life full of obligations this can be a challenge.

In this video I will give you some tips and strategies to get the right mindset to practice daily and to incorporate playing the violin in your busy daily life.

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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Why Can't You 'Just Play Something'?

October 23, 2013 07:22

Are you having nice progress playing the violin or viola?

When a friend or family member asks you to 'just play something'... does this scare you?

Do you doubt what to play and how to play it?

Do you have no clue what to answer to that question or what to do?

In this video you will learn how to prepare some pieces, so you can always 'play something' when someone ask you to.

It's not difficult... you just need to know how and what.


Please find here my personal selection of violin gig books to use!

Also watch my video 'What to play at a solo gig?'... (it might be very useful to you)

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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9 Tips to Keep Your Teen Child Playing the Violin or Viola

October 18, 2013 01:23

Does your teen child seem unable to combine homework with violin or viola practicing?

Do you notice that your teen child slowly loses his/her motivation for playing violin or viola?

Music lessons are one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. You hope that it will be a pleasure for life. Puberty is a time that most children quit playing a musical instrument. Lots of them regret this on a later age. Then it's a lot harder to get back to their end level.

In this video I will share with you 9 tips to keep your teen child to the violin or the viola...


Click here to see the video I mention about my way of practicing!

Is it useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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What is a Scale and Why Should You Study Them?

October 16, 2013 06:44

You might have read a lot about scales...

What is a scale? Are there different sorts?

Why on earth should you study them on your violin or viola?

Watch this video and learn!

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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How to Train Your Ears and Play in Tune on the Violin or Viola?

October 14, 2013 07:37

How can you know if you are in tune or out of tune?

How can you find the right fingering on the violin or viola?

How can you train your ears?

Watch this video and learn!

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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How to Mute Your Violin or Viola? Which Mute to Choose?

October 11, 2013 04:48

You can mute your violin or viola for different reasons:

1) You want to play 'con sordino' in an orchestra
2) You don't want to bother your neighbors while practicing at home
3) You want to protect your hearing from the sound of your violin

Different situations, different mutes...

In this video you will learn when to use which mute.

Buy your mute here (mutes demonstrated in the video)!

Also I will demonstrate different mutes, so you can pick the one you think is best for your situation.

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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Do You Bow like a Toddler Paints?

October 9, 2013 05:26

What is the difference between a toddler who paints and a painter who paints?

Watch this video to learn to paint beautiful sounds with your bow by bowing like a painter paints... not like a toddler paints.

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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4 Tips to Play in the Music Lesson as Good as You Really Are and Without Tension

October 8, 2013 04:58

Do you recognize this: You have practiced very hard on a difficult piece and you got some great results. You can't wait for your teacher to hear it... then the lesson starts... you start playing... and it goes really wrong.

In this video I share with you 4 tips to play in the violin or viola lesson as good as you really are... to play in the music lesson without tension.

1) Is the comparison with your results in the lesson and your study results fair?

2) Do you feel comfortable in the presence of your teacher? What to do if you don't?

3) You judge yourself more severe in the lesson than during your hours of practicing?

4) Do you remember what's music about?

Is it useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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What to Play at a Solo Violin Gig?

October 4, 2013 02:56

When you are asked to play on a party, wedding or birthday... solo... do you know what to play?

Watch this video and learn what I play when I have a solo gig and how YOU can learn to give a successful solo performance too!

Please click here to see my personal selection of over 20 violin gig books you can use.

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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FREE Workshop 'Weight vs Pressure'

October 3, 2013 09:07

I've got two gifts for you...

The first gift from me for you is the workshop entitled 'Weight vs Pressure'.

This is what I will teach you in this workshop:


  • The secrets of the effortless playing by the pro's

  • How YOU can play effortless and comfortable with a beautiful tone that can touch people's soul

  • My little method... the 'Weight vs Pressure Violinist Bodyscan' which you can do yourself after attending this workshop

  • How you can play as long as you like without pain


This workshop will ask about 30 minutes of your time and I think it will be really worth it.

Schermafbeelding 2013-09-18 om 18.44.06This free workshop 'Weight vs Pressure' includes:


  • Video presentation by me, violinist Zlata

  • 44 (!) Page workshop binder that you can use as a valuable reference for years

  • Demonstration video's

  • Quotes that you will never forget

  • Assignments that will help you to implement what I teach

  • Weight vs Pressure Violinist Bodyscan that you can do yourself


My second gift for you is my free weekly ezine with violin tips and tutorials to help you improve your playing with joy and learn you how to play the violin or the viola with body, mind and spirit.

Just click here to get direct access to the workshop!

If the link doesn't work, please copy this URL to your browser: http://violinlounge.com/free-workshop/

I hope you will like it!

Love,

Zlata

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4 Tips for Free Metronome iPhone Apps for Musicians

October 2, 2013 07:21

You don't need to buy a separate metronome device when you use these free metronome apps on your iPhone... and you will always have your metronome with you!

Love,

Zlata

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com

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