Friday, 5 February 2010

Linzi's top tips for budding Violinists

Did you know Linzi also performs for schoolchildren, at their elementary schools, and inspires them to take up the violin.

Here is her advice:

“The electric violin can be a real alternative to the commonplace guitar. “

She recommends five steps for young people interested in the electric violin. “My five steps are:

1.) Buy yourself a starter electric violin and amp combo from Ebay. check that it works, if you can.

2.) Learn the basics, such as scales, and bowing techniques, from a couple of How to Play the Violin books, and DVD’s.

3.) Sign up through a local college for some group violin lessons, and mix with like-minded people.

4.) Use your musical influences to experiment and develop your own sounds.

5.) Never stop believing in yourself, and take every opportunity to get out thee, and play live. If I can do it, you can!”

Linzi and Fuse, now taking bookings for corporate gigs

Linzi Stoppard and her band FUSE are now taking bookings for corporate gigs. So as she puts it: