June 4, 2006 at 12:57 PMI played in my first studio class yesterday. There were only 6 of us playing in an apartment. Most of the pieces were from either Suzuki Book 1 or 2, but one advanced student played the first movement from Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. That was incredible. His playing was lyrical, and he really made his violin sing (the hard wood floors helped too). I played Bouree from Suzuki Book 2, and was especially proud of the way I played the g note on the e string in one passage. My teacher taught me to lean into it to get a gradual cresendo. Good stuff.
I am thinking about taking my violin into a shop for a "violin doctor" to look at it. Does anyone know what the cost is to have someone in NYC adjust my soundpost and carve a new bridge, etc.?
I would suggest messaging one of the NY violinist bloggers or contacting someone on the professional violinists' listings from NY if you would like a personal-experience story. Alternatively, you could just call one of the NY violin shops and get estimates. Good luck!
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