Archive for April, 2009



Congratulations to student Mia Laity for her solo performance of Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons with the Phoenix Youth Symphony last week.            Congratulations also to Michael Acosta for winning this year’s  LA County High School of the Arts concerto competition.  Michael will be performing as soloist the first movement of […]

I’m currently reading “Violin Playing As I Teach It” by Leopold Auer, the violin virtuoso and iconic master teacher of even greater virtuosos like Heifetz and Elman. I recommend this book to any student and teacher of the violin. The wisdom in this book crosses over the centuries and applies to all of us who […]