Showing posts from March, 2017

Supplemental Beginner Songs

A quick update to the blog:  I'm beginning to put together a bunch of little supplemental songs to help young beginning students with note reading and technique skills.  They are going to have silly titles and will address one or two technique or note reading issues at a time to help offset some of the basic problems I've been finding come up with students as they try to learn violin.  The supplemental songs page is still under development, but we be available through my education page (currently just for Violin, but eventually other instruments as well) so these resources can start to be used by students right away.

They are designed to be bigger in size to make it easier to read, and are going to have little accompaniment files to go with them so the student can hear the melody and play along.  These resources will eventually be published in a booklet, but for now I am making them available up here for free so that I can get some feedback from teachers and parents alike.


String Quartet Arrangements: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

I recently did an arrangement for my orchestra students of "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.  I've put a lot of work into making the arrangements I use for my class useful but accessible.  I feel that this arrangement works really well, and I'm excited to see it performed by my class.

We've been rehearsing it to get it ready for our next gig which will be a recording session.  I'm excited to see how it goes!

For my class, I've been trying to get every piece we're playing recorded so that all of the students have the capability to hear the piece performed.  Here is the recording for my string quartet arrangement of "Radioactive:"

The sheet music is also available for purchase at


I'm going to continue doing different arrangements for my orchestra group each semester, so let me know if there's something that you'd like me to arrange for string orchestra!