Puppets are a delightful way to encourage practice technique in a fun, non-threatening manner.
Puppets can remind young players of proper technique, politely ask for repetitions, and offer encouraging words.
Macaw Parrott - Parrots love to repeat what they hear. This vibrantly colored puppet offers a polite way to request a repeat.
Monarch Butterfly - Watch the wings gracefully flow up and down on your bow as you ake lovely legato bows and circle bows.
Bat - For brave souls, watch the wings beat up and down on your bow as you play.
Barn Owl - The owl watches very closely to make sure you have beautiful posture.
Monkey - Be sure to relax your knees when you play and have soft monkey knees.
Bunnie - Bunnies jump like staccato or spaccato bowing. Its lovely long ears will listen to make sure you are playing in tune.
Turtle - Turtles move very slowly - like you should when you are practicing a new piece or a difficult passage.
Blue Bird - Let your instrument sing like this beautiful blue bird.
Baby Chick - This sweet chick is a reminder to have a soft bow hold, gentle pressure when shifting or sweet tone.
Field Mouse - As you hold your violin, make sure your mouse hole is open so this friendly little field mouse can poke his nose in.
Eagle - The Majestic Eagle stands tall and proud. He also flies with soaring melodies.
Flying Pig - "When Pigs Fly" describes an impossibility and is used to celebrate when you accomplish something that you thought was impossible. The pig's nose if magnetic so it can stick to your stand.