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Qualitative Movement Diagnosis: A New Approach to Violin Pedagogy

How we can use kinesiological approaches to help violin teachers better evaluate and diagnose movement-related issues in the lesson.

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I’m Erika
 I’m a violinist and teacher based in the Seattle area. I love learning everything about the violin, how to be a more effective teacher and holistic player, and new ways to approach repertoire and artistry.
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How great musicians sabotage their teaching, and what we can all do to overcome the curse of expertise.

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How your technique might be causing you pain, and what can violin teachers do about it?

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To me, successful music-making is healthy, empowered, and joyful music-making. I’m a violinist with over 10 years of professional playing and teaching experience and received my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance in 2021. I teach beginning to advanced violin lessons in Lynnwood, WA and online.

After years of struggling with injuries, I became a certified Franklin Method Educator and now offer movement education and wellness workshops for musicians around the world.

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