Useful Links

For Suzuki students:
Suzuki practice charts 
General practice charts 
The Suzuki Association of the Americas website- General information on the Suzuki method
Michael Hopkins String Pedagogy Notebook videos and tips on developing good posture

Practice videos of songs in Suzuki book 1
Twinkle Variations practice video
Lightly Row practice video
Go Tell Aunt Rhody practice video
Song of the Wind practice video
May Song practice video
O Come Little Children practice video
Long Long Ago practice video
Allegro practice video
Perpetual Motion practice video
Andantino practice video
Allegretto practice video
Etude practice video
Minuet 1 practice video
Minuet 2 practice video
Minuet 3 practice video
Happy Farmer practice video
Gavotte practice video

Practicing and Literature:
How to practice effectively
Practice tips
Suzuki text books (for parents)

Musical Playground– Basic Music Theory resources

STRINGS magazine– the premiere publication for strings players

Retail Websites/Products:
Shar online retailer for all things strings
Robertsons Violins– high quality New Mexico based luthier
Alexander Tzankov– violin repairs, bow rehair in Littleton
Veritable Violins– a Boulder-based luthier
Music and Arts– retailer in Westminster 
Marc O’Connor method– very new method using Suzuki principles with
                                   American Folk music
Songs for Little Players– big-note books for young students

Useful Apps:
Clear Tune- excellent chromatic tuner
musebook metronome m30- excellent *free*metronome
violin multi-tuner- *free* violin tuner (only plays string’s pitches)
tun-d- *free* chromatic tuner
multi track- interesting looping device
ForScore- keep track of all of your music on your ipad!
iwritemusic- write music by touch entry on your ipad

Pedagogical Resources:
Michael Hopkins String Pedagogy Notebook– superb videos on posture and
Professor V– a wealth of excellent violin tutorials addressing beginning through
                   advanced techniques
Finale Notepad– an excellent program for writing musical compositions
Elaine’s Violin Studio– Blog on improvisation and teaching techniques
PedaPlus– virtual flashcards for music reading
International Music Score Library Project– thousands of free pieces of sheet
                                                             music.  100% legal, public domain.
The Session– free printable Celtic fiddle music
ViolinOnline– lots of violin basics, and an interactive fingerboard– an excellent music theory teaching website
Good Ear– excellent advanced ear training website
Violinist in balance– a study regarding the importance of a well-fitting 
                             shoulder rest
‘Cello Professor– a great resources for all ‘cellists
Little ‘Cellist– site for young ‘cellists with games, etc.
Rhythm Masters– wonderful method for those of us who have trouble
                          reading rhythms
Sight Reading Factory– generates endless sight reading materials

Musical Glossary For Kids– Great website for learning musical terms (thanks “mini maestro students” for finding and sharing this with me!!)

Local Symphonies:
Colorado All State Orchestra
Jefferson All County Orchestra (high school)
Front Range Youth Symphony (in Arvada)
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Colorado Youth Symphony
“Living the Dream”– Adult Student Orchestra in Thornton 
                           (click on ensembles, then Adult Student Ensembles)
Denver School for the Arts– a magnet school for grades 6-12
Colorado Symphony
Boulder Philharmonic
Boulder Chamber Orchestra
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra