How Much to Practice?

19th May 2015
I have a lot of conversations with families, and my own violinist and violist daughters, about practising. Some parts of my answer are unswerving: A Read more

How Music Helps Kids Learn

20th April 2015
A strong body of evidence supports the idea that ongoing music education helps children across a wide range of criteria, including overall academic performance. A Read more

Gut Strings or Synthetic?

25th September 2014
I’ve just completed a limited experiment to understand, for me, whether gut or synthetic strings work best. (Another wonderful teacher I know, who plays on Read more