One of the Most Important Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received
One of the most important pieces of advice I’ve ever received from a teacher over the years was to think about how I move my body as I play. While technical aspects of playing are super important, the simple act of moving your body with the music will add expression and flow to the music. Additionally, it will help you convey the feeling of the music to your audience as you perform.
In the TikTok below, I play an excerpt on my viola, first with no movement, and then with added movement so that you can see and hear the effect that this has on the overall performance.