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Corine Garcia Maldonado
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Created 15 Nov 2020
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  • Shifting into position work
    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Understanding positions and shifting is one major hurdle our students must cross. Unlike the piano or even the guitar fretboard, where the student can easily visualize all the notes, the violin fretbo...
  • Learning music reading through storytelling
    14 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Decoding notes on the staff can be a challenge for some students. Perhaps you learned the names of the lines and spaces with a clever mnemonic saying or memorizing guide notes and their relationship t...
  • Texas Spring
    05 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week I’m sharing another free printable solo with piano accompaniment that you can use with your beginning students. Texas Spring is a beginning pizzicato piece that uses open A and E and first f...
  • Rhythm Deck
    28 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    This week’s free teaching resource is a fantastic way to reinforce the names and values of notes and rests. The Rhythm Deck, downloadable below, consists of four suits (treble clef, bass clef, alto cl...
  • Flower and Monkey Songs
    21 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    The first piece many violin students learn is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and its variations, from Suzuki Book 1. However, it is usually not learned in the first lesson! There is much prep work that...
  • Drumming Dance
    12 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week I’m sharing another free printable solo with piano accompaniment that you can use with your beginning students. Drumming Dance is a beginning pizzicato piece that uses open G and D. Preview ...
  • Music Theory Lesson: Quarter Note or Half Note?
    06 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I am back to lessons at my studio tomorrow, so I have spent the last few weeks on lesson plans and creating new activities and resources for my beginning and returning students. I hope you find the la...
  • Time for treble clef 🎼
    29 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    If you are new here to Violin Club, you’ll soon find out that games are my favorite way to teach new concepts. Many young violin students learn “The Flower Song” as a Pre-Twinkle piece, and that inspi...
  • D is for the Dog
    25 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week I’m sharing another free printable solo with piano accompaniment that you can use with your beginning students. D is for the Dog is a great introduction to reading notes on the staff. It is ...
  • Butterflies
    17 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week I’m sharing another free printable solo with piano accompaniment that you can use with your beginning students. Butterflies is a great early beginning piece for learning notes on the A strin...
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