Posts Tagged ‘violin practice’

Win a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate on Christmas Day!

Dear Book and Violin Lovers,

To promote the release of my Christmas picture book, The Magic Violin, I’m going on a virtual book tour during the month of December. The tour will begin on December the 1st and end on December 25th, when I’ll be giving away a $20 Amazon certificate to one lucky winner!

To be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment under this post or on one of my tour stops–that’s all there is to it! You don’t need to leave a comment on all the tour stops, but the more comments you leave, the higher your chances of winning.

The winner will be announced here on this blog on Christmas Day.

This will be my virtual book tour schedule:

December 1 – Interview at Shari Soffe’s blog, Out of My Mind
December 2 – Review of The Magic Violin at YABooksCentral
December 4 – Interview at American Chronicle
December 5 – review of The Magic Violin at Reviews and Other Stuff
December 6 – Short essay on the author/illustrator relationship at Cachibachis
December 8 – Review of The Magic Violin at Muse Book Reviews
December 10 – Interview at Sue Eves’ blog
December 11 – Interview at Cynthia’s Attic
December 12 – Review of The Magic Violin at Armchair Interviews
December 13 – Interview and review at Beverly McClure’s blog
December 15 – Short essay on violin and inspiration at Blogcritics Magazine
December 17 – Interview at Kim Baccellia’s blog
December 22 – Review of The Magic Violin by Kim Baccellia

*I’ll be updating daily in case of changes.


Let me introduce… my teacher!


My violin teacher extraordinaire, Dorina Raileano, finally has a website!

Dorina hails from Romania and is a graduate of the Bucharest Conservatory of Music. She has developed her own teaching method and her first volume, geared towards young children, is already out and available in Belgium (soon worldwide!)

For me, Dorina is the embodiment of the perfect pedagogue–she’s firm, demanding, yet warm and encouraging at the same time.