Laura Blustein with Paul Katz.

  • Learning the fingerboard “grid”.
  • Teaching thumb position early.
  • Pros and cons of double stops for small hands.
  • Knowledge of positions makes for quicker learning of repertoire and helps sight-reading.


Through discipline comes freedom. Aristotle

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Featured Teacher Bio: Laura Blustein

Laura Blustein studied with Gabor Rejto, Laurence Lesser and Timothy Eddy and has been teaching at New England Conservatory Preparatory Division for the past 30 years where she is also Chair of String and Piano Chamber Music.