Returning to Your Instrument as an Adult: Facing the Fears

Returning to Your Instrument as an Adult: Facing the Fears

“What if I’m worse than when I was a kid?”“People will judge me!”“What’s the point of starting again if I can’t get good?” If you played an instrument in school as a child and then life got in the way of things, you may be coming back to music after years away. If you...

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Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

I think new year’s resolutions are kind of crap. I’m all for self-improvement and goal-setting, but tons of research has shown us that setting resolutions is a terrible way to do both of those things. 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the second...

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Performing on Zoom: 7 Tips for a Smashing Success

Performing on Zoom: 7 Tips for a Smashing Success

In the era of Zoom, performances look a little different. Preparing for them is a little different too, but ultimately, performing online can be a rewarding way to connect with an audience. Here are our top seven tips to bring the virtual house down with your online...

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Session 2 Q & A: Am I Ready for Session 2?

Session 2 Q & A: Am I Ready for Session 2?

What is a Fiddle School Session ? Each Fiddle School session is designed to include one year of material broken into twelve month-long lessons. Fiddle School Session 1: Texas Fiddle Foundations is perfect for the new or returning fiddler, whether you’re just getting...

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Baxter Bell – Oakland, California

Baxter Bell – Oakland, California

My Fiddle Story - Baxter Bell I started playing the violin before I knew any better! I was five at the time, and apparently, I had grown fond of the piano, as my grandmother had a baby grand in her living room, quite an extravagance for the wife of a barber in the...

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Bob Davis – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Bob Davis – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY!      Wow. Daunting challenge. So to begin, I’ll relieve those of you who may read this, the mental exercise of determining my age. I’m 72...which underscores that it is never too late in your life to pick up your axe, and start...

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The Three Pillars of Motivation

The Three Pillars of Motivation

Even when we’re not in the midst of physical distancing and a sea of canceled events, everyone struggles with low motivation from time to time. But you don’t have to bend to the whim of motivation; instead, you can cultivate it consciously. Here’s the recipe to keep...

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Linnea Kenney – Englewood, CO

Linnea Kenney – Englewood, CO

A Note About My Music I grew up on a farm on the land my grandfather homesteaded and in the house he and my grandmother built. My dad grew up there too. He and my mom remained hereafter they married. My mom was raised in a musical family. She sang and played the...

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