Meet Clara Birch, a Danish singer-songwriter who captivates audiences with her beautiful, strong, and touching songs. Her honest lyrics, sung in Danish, resonate deeply with listeners, as she sings about love, vulnerability, and dreams. This episode of Low-Fi Backstage is dedicated to Clara Birch, an artist that truly connects with her audience.
Does Practice Make Perfect?
A life-long learning
The first instrument I learned to play was the recorder…
Yes, for some reason, almost every child in Denmark starts out with the recorder. I am not sure why. The recorder seems simple, but it requires a control of breath that is usually beyond 6 year olds. If you’ve ever been to a school concert with 20 1st graders playing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” in unison on their recorders, you know what I mean 😉
I soon graduated to the violin, learning with the Suzuki method. It also sounded pretty bad in the beginning, but I still think this was where my love for music genuinely took root. The sound and vibrations from the wooden body of the violin made a deep and lasting imprint on me.
As a pre-teen I dropped playing music. Being a bookish, violin playing, one-legged girl was just too many things to set me apart, so the violin had to go. Girl scouts was the thing!
But once I started gymnasium (and had developed a thorough aversion to camping), the music lessons returned, this time with a clarinet. Again, something about the sound of wood held me.
To be honest, I was not the best music student. I was impatient and couldn’t really be bothered to read the notes. But something about repeating a phrase over and over again, unlocking a better technique and suddenly hearing something beautiful come out of it all, held lessons that have stayed with me all my life:
Practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes better.
Progress is mostly incremental, until it suddenly is by leaps and bounds. And then beauty is within our reach.
Music is passion and music helps us build important life skills – empathy, the ability to listen, greater confidence and better focus. To learn an instrument and listen to music is rewarding on so many levels. This experience is shared by both artists, music students and concert guests. It all starts with learning and so many artists want to pass on that passion.
Empowering everyone to make more music.
So, I am very proud and pleased to announce a new partnership with musikundervisning.dk. Musikundervisning.dk is the biggest portal in Denmark where the lessons take place in your home, the teachers home studio, or in an online classroom. They take the hassle and stress out of finding the perfect music teacher. All their teachers have been fully vetted and they only work with professional, high-quality teachers.
We will kick off the partnership on 25th October with a few benefits for our joint communities:
For the Musikundervisning.dk Community:
- Lowering our fee for a 6-week period for all artists/musicians on Musikundervisning.dk who want to join and/or create a concert on Low-Fi.
- A voucher towards a concert ticket for all students who would like to experience a Low-Fi concert.
For the Low-Fi community:
- Offering all our guests and host a discount voucher for their first music lesson on Musikundervisning.dk
- Silver Membership on musikundervisning.dk to all Low-Fi artists
You can read more about how to access the different benefits in our newsletter.
Together, we are on a mission to make music accessible to everyone, by having concerts in your home or learning to play an instrument.