Through challenging and compassionate guidance, I empower musicians to seek and value their unique expression.
Violin Study - Play the violin with ease and conviction through lessons on varied violin repertoire, technical studies and inventive practice and performance advice. With 20 years of experience, Ms. Fischer specializes in a holistic approach to the violin tailored to each musician.
String and Piano Chamber Music Coaching - Delve into the greatest ensemble music possible with colleagues you love and admire. First violinist of the acclaimed Chiara String Quartet for 18 years, Ms. Fischer was trained by members of the Juilliard, Takacs, Concord and Cleveland Quartets. She has been passionately coaching chamber music groups at schools, festivals and out of her home for two decades.
Consulting for Chamber Music Ensembles - Focus on the good stuff of rehearsals and performances through empowered, trusting and efficient group communication and business organization. Inspired by her experience of 18 years with the Chiara String Quartet (and their adoption of techniques from software developers), Ms. Fischer will address your group's unique needs and prepare a plan for greater cohesion within your ensemble.
Career Consulting for Individuals and Groups - Want to put your impassioned journal entries into action? Ms. Fischer will develop a plan with you to identify, clarify and manifest your creative projects and goals.
*some sessions available over Skype
The Enlightened Performer - Learn five skills that will make you the most fearless and creative performer around. Sessions on: fearless performance (i.e. fighting the doubts), effective and fun practicing, memorization that sticks, welcoming your audiences, and creating performance opportunities in your community. *Available for 1, 2, or 3-session workshops.
Play It By Heart - Want to truly perform your music from the heart? Known internationally for moving performances and recordings of music without music (by heart), former Chiara Quartet first violinist Rebecca Fischer will guide you and your students through the process of effectively committing music to memory for artistically gratifying performances.
Hello audience! - Have you ever spent months preparing music for performance then stumbled onstage through a hasty (and uncomfortable) introduction to your piece? In this workshop violinist and veteran Teaching Artist Rebecca Fischer will help you improve your onstage communication skills, create engaging introductions and programs for specific audiences, and see out new performance opportunities.
* *All Teaching sessions can be adapted for larger groups in a masterclass or workshop format.