Habit Hack #4: Talk About It!

We need to talk.  Oh, lighten up. It's time for our fourth post in the habit hack series--that's all we had to say. And today we're talking about talking, because if you want to stick with a new habit, one of the best things to do is tell others about it! What habit...

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Habit Hack #3: Set Bite-Sized Goals

What do you and this adorable little fellow have in common? You might be biting off more than you can chew!  If you struggle with setting realistic goals, this habit hack is for you. Did you miss the first two habit hacks? You can find them here and here.  For this...

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Habit Hack #2: Understand Your Habit Cues

As humans, we're defined by our habits, so it's in our best interest to make those habits as positive as possible. That's why we wrote this 7-part habit series to help you achieve more with your routines! Today we're talking about habit cues, the sneaky component of...

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Habit Hack #1: Game the Habit Loop

Are you ready to reinvent your routines? Get a head start with our seven habit hacks! We're diving in with a fun challenge: reward yourself for good habits! Choose a reward for for yourself when you practice and put it in play. My reward: every day I practice, I'll...

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Is it time to change your strings?

Is it time to change your strings? Here’s how to tell!  But first, make sure you actually have a bridge, unlike the poor fiddle in this stock photo. If you’re bridgeless, you’ve got bigger problems. 😂 Is it time for a string change? Ask yourself: 1) Do notes...

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How to sync your bow and your fingers

Do you struggle with getting your left and right hand to sync up? Many people do. Grab your fiddle right now and let's tackle this with one simple exercise.   Find your trusty metronome (you knew I would say that) and set it on a slow beat, maybe 65 bpm to start. Then...

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3 Tips to Work Your Rhythm

1. Internalize the beat When you’re listening to music, tap along with the beat. I know it sounds basic, but it’s just too easy to let the music play in the background. Try to engage by listening and participating from an actively rhythmic perspective. Tap the...

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Should you take your fiddle on vacation?

Should you take your fiddle with you on vacation? Here are several factors to consider: 1. Where are you in your musical process? Are you in need of a break? Are you having breakthroughs? Sometimes a break from your instrument can be healthy. However, if you’re having...

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1st Annual Fiddle School Mountain Retreat

1st Annual Fiddle School Mountain Retreat

We are thrilled that our 1st Annual Fiddle School Mountain Retreat 2019 filled up within two weeks of opening registration to our students. This small adult fiddle camp is a dream come true! We hope you’ll learn more about it and join us next year or sign up on the 2019 waitlist. Click the big green button below for more information.

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Autralia, St. Patrick’s Day, Office Hour

I just returned from an adventurous 3-week tour of Australia with The Western Flyers. We played 7 radio shows broadcast on the ABC radio network and 15 concerts in: Tathra, Fern Tree Gully, Yinnar, Valencia Creek, Nethercote, Cobargo, Nerregunduh, Canberra, Therrioul,...

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Office Hour 6

Next office hour will be held on February 4th at noon (MS) in the Fiddle School Facebook Group. Come ask your fiddling questions. Happy practice challenge week.

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How to Structure Your Practice

We’ve all been here: you muster up some energy, get settled in your practice space, pick up your fiddle and… now what? Sometimes knowing what to work on is the hardest part of practicing. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how you can use Fiddle School to structure...

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