For violin studios, Rachel offers a special “Art of Violin” studio class. Inspired by Laurence Lesser’s “Aural Heritage of String Playing” course at the New England Conservatory, by her own many “video nights” as a student of Itzhak Perlman, and by the PBS series The Art of Violin, Rachel focuses this interactive class session on how to use technique in the service of the music, with the aim of developing distinctive musical character. Rachel and students will discuss characteristics of historical great violinists and how we might expand our aural palettes through careful study and experimentation. Activities may include listening to recordings, watching videos, discussing interpretations, and getting into the nitty-gritty of violin sound and technique, all with the goal of expanding our imaginative possibilities through the violin.