Category Archives: Ideas Video

Esther shares a “hack” for playing chord pizzicato clearly and effectively.

Esther uses a passages from Vaughan Williams’s “The Lark Ascending” and the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto to give tips for high positions on the E-string.

Esther explores Ricochet, as played in the cadenza of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, to refine some delicate techniques.

So many of you asked for a Practice Tips video… here it is ! I begin by focusing on some mental strategies in maintaining focus and energy. Check it out, and then go practice 😉  

Looking for an easy, healthy, and delicious cookie recipe? I’ve got one for you.

Who else got chills while listening to Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes?!?   This part of the speech particularly resonated with me:   …”what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of …

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Esther explores the Cambridge Folk Festival

I had an absolute blast checking out the 2017 Cambridge Folk Festival. The day included amazing music, delicious food, Bach on a green violin (!), and time with some incredible…

A fun #AskEsther episode where I answer your questions about my favorite composer, places I’ve traveled and lots about FOOD!

This #AskEsther comes to you straight from an airport lounge! In Ep.4 I answer questions from parents who’s children are just starting to learn music.

Find out what Esther’s been up to over breakfast.