Glad to be playing with VSO this weekend after a really exhausting and stressful flooding incident on Thursday. Imelda flooded our neighborhood very badly and we took in a few inches of water. Glad the music room is dried out (and getting more dry as I type) and we are safe. Luckily, we were home when the water started rising and were able to get most of the furniture, all the instruments 💚💚💚, and rugs out. Shop vacs are miraculous as are antibacterial cleaners.... Now I’m ready for Mahler 5!
This piece gets me every time. I’m such a sucker for that long G after the first few bars. 🥰🎻😍 #viola #violalife #vaughanwilliams #musicianlife #wecandoit💪
Working out some fingerings and phrasing for a student. This piece is so gorgeous! Bloch sure did know what he was doing for viola. 🎻
Dr. Beat and slow Haydn practice. Sometimes you just need a little metronome and slowness.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a real video because we’ve been moving and I’ve had a bad cold. However, we are all moved in and check out my home office 😍🎻😍! . . . The first movement of solo Bach I teach to students who haven’t performed Bach yet is the minuet from the first suite. I love these minuets because the notes seem simple and straightforward, but they it is idea for teaching ringing tones, clean strong crossings, and intuitive phrasing. . . . I never tire of playing them. 🥰 . . . . #viola #bach #homeoffice #yogi #backtoschool
Got to play a few notes in my new home office space today! 🎻🏡🎻
Howdy y’all! . . . Rhythmic musicality...what’s that? Musical subdivisions...what? . . . Been musing over subdividing musically. Thinking about the inner and undercurrent of rhythmic energy gains and losses. When playing I’m subdividing the rhythms but thinking of them in terms of musical direction. . . . Want to know more about how to do it or what I mean? Just email me or contact me directly. 🎻🎻🎻 #clarkesonata #rhythm #viola #yogiviolist #yoga
Just a little afternoon with Mr. Hindemith. Chords are fun. I’ve been amazed at how much posture impacts sound and chords. Of course, I teach this and I’ve known about it forever, but when you make frequent videos and catch watch yourself droop then stand up straight again, it’s amazing to hear and see the difference! I had no idea how slouchy I had become. Time to fix it. . . . . . . . #practicemakespermanent #goodposture #viola #houseplants #musicianlife