NEW! Book 2.5 for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass is here!

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  • Group instrumental learning and its importance in the classroom

    Learning musical instruments  in groups is the best way to start out, but it has to be done right.I was recently involved in a round-table discussi...
  • 10 Good Teaching Habits for an Effective Group Lesson

    Having taught whole classes of instrumentalists for many years, several patterns emerge that allow me to establish certain rules of engagement ...
  • Some practical observations for those who conduct or coach orchestras

    The good news for any would-be conductor, is that orchestras generally want to succeed. Whether with a youth ensemble, amateur orchestra or profess...
  • Click tracks are for experienced players, not beginners

    Occasionally I get asked why there is no introductory ‘click track’ to indicate tempo on Vamoosh backing tracks. For beginners, the experience of l...
  • The way we test sight-reading is missing the point

    “Remember to keep going!” was the advice I was given to survive the sight-reading segment of my grade 2 piano exam. As a lazy and distracted child,...
  • Welcome

    Welcome to the brand spanking new Vamoosh website, complete with this fabulous blog spot.  I’m hoping to use this spot to air new ideas, question o...
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