VP Practice Lab 2022

ViolinPractice.com presents


With Rebecca Henry and Phyllis Freeman

Where technique and musicianship meet

For violinists ages 12-18 at the upper intermediate and advanced levels

Monday – Thursday June 20-23, 2022
10:00-3:30 ET

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
100 Welsh Park Dr.   Rockville, MD 20850


Application Form and Audition Form (video links) deadline:  Sunday April 3, 2022

We still have a few openings - Registration is open


VP Lab Application form: https://forms.gle/uHwVk73Sc9J7RpEJ8
VP Lab Audition Form (video links): https://forms.gle/dGoW7QqAwQLvQtAPA

Learn to….

•  Build technical skills with confidence and fluidity.
•  Understand how technique supports musical decisions
•  Develop mindfulness & creativity in practice                                    

Daily Schedule

10:00  Warm Ups: Posture, vibrato, shifting, etc.
11:00  Scales/Arpeggios/Double Stops: Varied drills for bow strokes, facility, etc.
12:00  Lunch (bring your own)
12:45  Practice strategies:  Technical challenges and musical interpretation
1:45    Discussion: Time management, practice organization, motivation
2:30    Ensemble: Sight-reading and musicianship

We are looking forward to week of discovering ways to practice more efficiently using a variety of strategies and the participant’s creative input.  Our goal is for participants to develop a closer relationship with their instruments and develop a deeper understanding of the interdependence between technical decisions and musical outcomes.

There will be no final concert because our focus at Practice Lab is on process rather than on performance. We hope our work during this week will help their future performances!

APPLICATION for Practice Lab ’22 requires submitting two forms by April 3, 2022

  1. Application Form:  https://forms.gle/Uut16Q8U5z6Q4qiB7
  2. Audition Form (video links): https://forms.gle/q2CUaQTwXEvMNwWWA

Video Audition Requirements:

Two scales and two contrasting pieces demonstrating technical and musical variety.
The 2nd piece may be an etude, or a different movement from the first piece.
Memory and accompaniment are not required.

Submit three separate video links.

1.Two scales on one video:
    Three-octave major scale, any key, slur six notes per bow, whole bows, any tempo
    Three-octave scale, any key, spiccato, one note per bow, 16th notes (Quarter = 70)
2. Piece 1
3. Piece 2/Etude 

Tuition & Materials

Practice Lab '22 in Rockville (Limited to 24 participants):          $495   


  • Acceptance notifications will be emailed on a rolling basis beginning March 1. Acceptance notices will be sent within two weeks of receiving both the Application Form and the Audition Form (video links). No applications will be considered until both forms have been received.   
  • Full payment will be due within one week of the acceptance email being sent.
    Your invoice will include details on payment options.
  • Enrollment is limited to 24 participants. A wait-list will be maintained.
  • Refunds
                $450 refund with written notification by May 15  
                $250 refund with written notification by June 1
                No refunds after June 7


  • We have extremely limited availability for assistance at this time.


  • With your acceptance you will receive a FREE 3-month subscription to ViolinPractice.com, which includes thousands of videos with practice ideas for technique and repertoire.      


  • All instructors are fully vaccinated for COVID. 
  • We will follow CDC guidelines regarding masking and distancing
  • Upon acceptance, participants must submit documentation of COVID vaccination (one or more shots) by Mon. June 13th to info@violinpractice.com        
  • Health protocols may be updated depending on conditions in June.


  • Medical Release and Emergency Contact form
  • Drop-off/Pick up details
  • Carpool list (for those who request this on the application from)


If you can’t join us in Rockville, sign up for the ONLINE Morning Drills 10:00-12:00
No audition required. Info:



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