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Are Richard's lessons available to Nathan's former students yet?

We're sorry to see Nathan leave but are pleased he has recommended Rich to take over the Violin School here at ArtistWorks! Your violin learning experience continues here and we're happy to have you all as ArtistWorks students.

Thank you, Nathan, for working with us here at Artistworks. Your insights into violin technique have made it seem so much more possible to really master playing the violin. Your kind attitude in the video responses was an inspiration too. Good luck with your career and your family!

Thank you Dianne

Amrita, it is Jan. 31st I believe.

Dear Nathan and Artistworks, when is the last day we will have access to Nathan's videos? Thanks

Thanks Nathan for your extremely nice words! You're a class act and will be sorely missed. I'm very excited to get started next week.!

Dear Nathan, thank you for always giving us all the precise feedback on our videos, and it has been very
motivating as we are just starting on the violin. We will continue enjoying music with Peter our son. Our time here was short, but very enjoyable. Good luck continuing with the Philharmonic and many blessings to your family. Thank you!

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Hi all! This Thursday, January 18th, at noon PST, we are hosting an ArtistWorks LIVE event! We'll be chatting with brand new violin instructor, Richard Amoroso. Tune in for the chance to win 3 free months at ArtistWorks! Here is the link:

So sorry to hear that you will be leaving Nathan! I have only been here for 4 months or so but I feel you've already helped me so much to improve my playing yaaaay :-))) You're a wonderful teacher! And I wish you good luck with everything else that you're doing now!

I've got the Flight of the Bumblebee Study materials now, thanks!

Hi Nathan, I wasn't able to download the Advanced/Flight of the Bumblebee Study materials (pdf). Even though it looks like it is there, an empty file downloads. Not sure if you can put another copy there or not. Thank you.

I'm trying to rejoin today but don't see the classical violin instructor choice, only see the fiddle instructor choice.

Hello Nathan, we sent a new video today but just forgot to say: thank you so much for your very useful advice on the difference between Suzuki versus Note reading! It helped us a lot on thinking about early childhood music learning. We don't have the full answer for that now, but we will take your advice to heart as he learns in this violin journey.

Hi Ken, are you asking about Kreutzer etude 4?

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Hi Nathan. In K..4 what triggers the vibrato on the longer notes ? Is there a sign for it.. can there be too much.? Cheers ken

Hi Nathan, I am happy to practice a Seitz Concerto, but how about some of those Dancla Variations too. Also, a Haydn Concerto...

Hi adh384, since you're brand new it would be great for you to check out the "music theory" section of the school! Let me know if that's able to get you up to speed so that you can start playing the first songs here.

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I'm having a lot of trouble loading videos. And it only seems to be on this website. We have tried several things on our end. Is there a problem with Artistworks?

Question: I'm brand new to the violin and this program. I'm working through the beginning videos and came across the first piece to play. The problem is, I have no idea how to play the notes on the violin (Ex, what is an A?) Am I missing a video or are we supposed to know these things already?

Ah yes, I did mean the Seitz concerto that's in Suzuki book 4. Seitz concerto 2, but in Suzuki there is only the 3rd movement. It would be awesome to learn the entire concerto. :-) If other people are interested too?

To those asking for more material in the intermediate section, I know that's a tough one since it actually covers so much ground. Any more votes for Seitz (the one from the Suzuki books you mean)?

Wow kmunstedt, a great success story! Deservedly won!

...focus on just one or two trill motions performed quickly, with time in between, rather than trying always to do a long trill.

kdl_marks, trills take some time but will improve everything about your left hand. My advice is to do some work and then go on to something else, returning later...

jayaaron, my "pinky power" video could just as easily be used for the right hand pinky as well!

Congratulations, kmunstedt! That's so great!

Dear Nathan, I wanted to let you know that thanks to your help, I won a full-time position with the Louisiana Philharmonic. Your instruction and this site have been an invaluable resource!

Dear Nathan, thanks soooo much for your feedback on my video! It's very helpful and encouraging! I will work on everything you said, and I'm very excited to see how it will make me play the piece better. :-)

Nathan, thanks for watching my video. I'll work on my bowings. I'm glad to hear you think my playing has good pitch and good intonation. Bill

Hi Nathan, I've tried doing trills exercise and I'm am having a difficult time with the hand movement. It feels very awkward and I'm getting frustrated. I am looking for other technique videos that I can practice on, but only see songs. Could you please offer me some direction because I'm feeling stuck on the first Intermediate lesson. Thank you!

Hi Nathan. I have a bow-legged pinky (Inward curving pinky). I wonder which video you've recorded to address or accommodate this issue?

Hi Nathan - I just watched your intonation video in which you play the keyboard and sing while fingering the notes on the violin. I'd never heard of that before! Where did you get this really cool trick from? I need more cool tricks for practicing as I find myself lacking in ideas.

For Intermediate level, how about a Haydn Concerto?

If you decide to add to the advanced curriculum, would you consider Chausson Poeme and Ravel Tzigane? Thanks! Not sure about spelling!

Would it be possible to post the sheet music for Vivaldi Winter and Bach Air? It would be helpful to have the notations you refer to in your videos on these. I agree with others that extra content in the intermediate section would be wonderful.

I too think it would be wonderful to have some extra content in the Intermediate section. Is it possible to add a lesson for a concerto? Maybe Seitz concerto 2? I would really love to be able to play that one. Or any other concerto that you think would be good for us to learn. :-) Thanks! :-)

Hi Nathan. I would like to see more content on the Intermediate Violin section. Such as Mazas, other Kreutzer and maybe some other studies that helps to bridge the gap to the Advance Violin section. By the way, I hope you've seen my video submitted a few days ago. Thank you!

Hi Nathan, I'm new here and I posted my first video last week. Did you get it (Bach Double violin part 2)? I'm a bit stuck with the piece and I'm sooo much looking forward to your suggestions to improve. :-) And I'm curious to hear what piece you recommend for me to work on next. Best regards and I wish you a nice weekend!

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