Practicing the Violin Staying Motivated to Practice Transformation through the Violin

Please Do Not Wait

Please do not wait until you’ve learned your favorite violin piece to celebrate that within your hands is a beautiful, powerful and precious object that was crafted lovingly at great effort.

Do not wait to recognize that your mindful focus during practice itself is a life affirming, positive statement.

Do not wait until your have achieved that elusive goal we call “mastery” to recognize that real mastery is finding joy in your work this very moment.

By Bill Alpert

Bill Alpert is a performer, teacher and author with a unique focus on personal development and mindfulness viewed through the lens of violin study. Mr. Alpert's resume includes recordings, performances and film scores with artists such as The Moody Blues, Pepe Romero, Tina Turner and Johnny Mathis. The co-founder of the award winning Alpert Studio of Voice and Violin in California, he is professionally active in the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of America.

One reply on “Please Do Not Wait”

Hi! That is so precious to me! Thank you for sending it around to everyone. I, for one, have been told that my violin is pretty bad, but I love it so…and want it to sing, really sing under my bow and fingering!
I am new at this (about 8 months), and really love your advice and training, I love my violin very very very much. My current goal is to play Beethoven SOnata #5 op 24 (spring sonata). The lady loves MR B! He is my favorite composer.

Thanks again,
you’re the best!
Patricia Najhawan

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