Left Hand Technique: The Most Common Misconception About The Wrist
by Rozanna Weinberger Having the opportunity to study with Karen Tuttle on viola was a great one for so many reasons, not the least of which was working with a teacher who set an example as a human being. But Karen was an inspiration for another important reason. She studied with William Primrose, arguably the most naturally gifted […]Read more
Can We Talk About Teaching ‘Speed & Tempo’ Using A Violin With Cars On It?
by Rozanna Weinberger Students have so many ways of taking in information. The question is how to teach in a way students understand with their bodies, and physical momentum. Any time rhythm and tempo are felt in the body as well as intellectually understood the student is much more likely to have a more natural […]Read more
Breaking Down the Complexities of Vibrato
by Rozanna Weinberger A theme I often touch upon is the matter of how vibrato is physically conceptualized. Proponents of wrist vibrato, for example encourage students to thrust the wrist forward and back,wherein the wrist is the point where movement is generated. But if we are to take a more holistic approach to vibrato, where […]Read more
Violist & Designer Violins Creator, Rozanna Weinberger, Featured in Chamber Music Concert with Adelphi Chamber Orchestra!
“Music on a Sunday Afternoon” concert on February 8, 2015 will be welcoming back the ever-popular Adelphi Chamber Ensemble. The Ensemble will present a chamber concert of works by Johannes Brahms. The Concert starts at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8th at the Teaneck Public Library located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. The Program includes: […]Read more
Merry Christmas Violists!
JOY TO THE WORLD is not just a wonderful holiday tune, it’s a fun way for beginners to learn the major scale, particularly the descending major scale. Please enjoy playing the music and see the mini etude for technical preparation for this music. Should be played with JOY!Read more
A Natural Approach to Vibrato
The notion of natural this or natural that is a modern day phenomenon attributed to everything from food to hair products. When referring to viola or violin vibrato, there is a vague notion of somehow playing with less tension. But I would prefer to attribute naturalness to incorporation of motion studies utilizing intrinsic functionality of skeleton […]Read more