This section is especially for my students. Find information on how to plan your practice time, how to choose new strings for your instrument, audio files of standard repertoire and more.

Practice Apps

Students with iPhones, Android phones, an iPod or iPad may use apps for metronome and tuner. Here are some recommendations of FREE apps that work well:

for Apple Products

Tuner: insTuner Free Chromatic Tuner

Metronome: “Metronome” aka “MetroTimer” by Onyx Apps

Slow-Downer: Tempo SlowMo

for Android Products

Tuner: DaTuner Lite

Metronome: Metronome Beats

Slow-Downer: Tempo SlowMo

 

Here is a list of links to my favorite sites for information on violin study, sheet music downloads and more. These are the sites you’ll want to go back to again and again!

Local Performing Arts

Sheet Music Downloads

  • EveryNote
    Printable public-domain music for about $2 per piece (check here if not available on IMSLP).
  • Fiddle Tunes
    Find sheet music for any Celtic fiddle tune by name.
  • IMSLP Sheet Music Library
    Completely free printable public-domain sheet music.
  • Music-Scores
    Much classical music available for download; some is free; annual membership allows unlimited downloads of many standard-repertoire pieces.
  • Virtual Sheet Music
    Some free downloads, more available with paid membership.

Sources

  • Shar Music
    Fantastic for string-instrument sheet music at a discount. Also instruments, bows, cases, strings, accessories, etc.
  • SheetMusicPlus
    The “Amazon.com” of sheet music.
  • Southwest Strings
    Now carrying G’DAE Bow-Nut Donuts™ along with lots of other string accessories and instruments. We love ‘em!

String Info

Violin Shops

Violin Study

  • eMusic Theory
    A music theory web site with do-it-yourself games and information. Beginners can start with “Violin Fingerings” or “Rhythm Performance.”
  • Violin Masterclass
    Check out the demonstration, instruction and performance videos if you have a fast Internet connection. Browse instructional texts, get definitions, view graded repertoire lists.
  • Violinist.com
    A site for violinists, by violinists! Discussion forums on many topics. Find answers to your questions here.