I just posted my sixth observable violin lesson on my Youtube channel! This one features my pre-twinkler, Hayley, in her twelfth violin lesson.
This video captures a lesson that was focused on refinement. This is our twelfth and last lesson of the fall semester so I wanted to check in with all of her recently developed skills. I wanted to instill in her a keen eye for detail and extremely high expectations for herself. I know she can bow on her shoulder, but can she do it with a beautiful, consistent bow hold. I know she can land her bow on the string, but can she do it with as minimal movement and effort as possible? I know she can relax her arm, but can she do it over a marker, or with tall fingers?
Watch that refinement happen in real time below or on youtube.
0:00 Watching game, bow
0:45 Numbers game, balance the bug
2:00 slow bow on shoulder, focus on consistent, relaxed bow hand
3:00 helicopters on violin
4:35 Tone builders
5:20 Finger hanging from fingerboard
5:50 Violin hand shapes
7:15 Pluck Ants’ Song
[Lesson focus: attention to detail, relaxation]
8:40 Tuning (student holds scroll)
Discuss winter break lessons
9:45 Watching game, bow
10:20 Numbers game, student hand stays
10:50 Helicopter landing with precision
11:50 Tone builders
12:43 Student eyes on bow, land on stripe
13:50 Finger hanging (relaxation exercise) on teacher’s hand, draped over marker, tall on marker