“Beautiful Tone, Beautiful Heart” – New Instructional Videos For String Players

“Beautiful tone, beautiful heart.”

So said Sinichi Suzuki and we agree that finding and enjoying your own best sound is SO important-and no longer a mystery!

Come and explore the String Department’s unique collection of new staff recordings.

Each one is designed to give you ideas and strategies from our diverse perspectives and experiences as players and teachers and we then challenge you to give us feedback, ask more questions-perhaps specific to your repertoire-so that we can build your confident sound together. Scroll to the bottom of this page to use our anonymous feedback form.

The project will culminate in an exciting series of live masterclass opportunities in the Autumn term led by Louise Lansdown-Head of Strings at Birmingham Royal Conservatoire- along with some of her graduates.

We look forward to hearing from you!

1. Sally Hobbs – Balance Point – Upper Strings

2. Sarah Johnson – Bow Distribution – Lower Strings

3. Tim Beilby – Position Changing – Upper Strings

4. Elizabeth Cochrane – Shifting – Lower Strings

5. Angela Zienko – Bow Exercises for Speed, Weight and Soundpoint – Upper Strings

6. Emily Baptiste – Producing a Clear Tone in Pizzicato – Upper Strings

7. Kate Sidhu – Feuillard – Agility and Accuracy – Lower Strings

8. Catherine Hey – How To Play Quickly – Part 1 – Upper Strings

9. Catherine Hey – How To Play Quickly – Part 2 – Upper Strings

10. Uta Mulenga – Double Stops – Lower Strings

11. Catherine Muncey – Bow Hold, Violin Hold and Posture – Upper Strings

12. Helen Brookes – How To Plan Your Practice Session Focusing on Time – Upper Strings

Feedback and Questions

We would love to hear your thoughts!  Use the form below to give us feedback, ask more questions-perhaps specific to your repertoire-so that we can build your confident sound together.

All feedback will be anonymous, but we may publish comments/ questions and our responses onto this blog (anonymously).