Resources for Suzuki Viola Students
YouTube Videos for Extra Listening
Viola Book 1 Famous Viola Players
Viola Book 2 Practice Tips
Viola Book 3 Baroque Dances
Viola Book 4 Viola Ensembles
Viola Book 5 Viola Fun Stuff
Viola Book 6
Viola Book 7
Viola Book 8 (under construction)
Viola Book 9
Famous Viola Players
Kenji Bunch (alternative strings)
David Aaron Carpenter
American Viola Society
The American Viola Society intends to be the premier source for all viola-related activities while building a community of enthusiasts and providing resources for the global viola community.
The Bulletproof Musician
Practice hacks and performance advice from a violinist turned performance psychologist.
From The Top
A weekly radio program showcasing young performers. Their website also features lots of fun music videos and interviews.
LSO “Play” Website
Fun tool allows students to watch a performance from different places in the orchestra.
The blog of North America’s largest retailer of stringed instruments and accessories. Lots of guest bloggers operating in all areas of the string community.
Anytune (iOS only) Slows down music without changing the pitch.
Blob Chorus iOS, Android Fun game for beginner ear training/pitch matching.
Calm iOS, Android Simple mindfulness meditation app. Helpful for performance anxiety and focus!
Cleartune iOS, Android Easy-to-use instrument tuner. Remember to tune your violin/viola every day before you practice!
Decide Now! iOS, Android Put all your review pieces, scales, excerpts, etc., in the app and spin the wheel to mix up your practice time. A student favorite!
Music Speed Changer Android only, Slows down music without changing the pitch.
Staff Wars (original) iOS only More fun than flash cards for improving note reading. Tap the correct note name for each pitch shown on the staff.
Staff Wars Live iOS only This version uses your device’s microphone. As the notes scroll by, you must play the note shown on the staff.
Tempo Metronome iOS, Android My recommended metronome app.
Tonal Energy Tuner iOS, Android Includes a tuner, drone pitches, a good metronome, and ability to record. Also the tuner smiles when you’re in tune 🙂
Tunable iOS, Android Tuner, drone pitches, metronome, and recorder. Similar to Tonal Energy, but different format.