In the performance video segment from From the Top at Carnegie Hall, violist Matthew Lipman performs "La Campanella" from the Second Violin Concerto by Niccolo Paganini, accompanied by pianist Christopher O'Riley. Listen as Matt uses a variety of techniques for making different sounds on the viola. Can you hear double-stops, bowing, and plucking (pizzicato)?
In the profile video segment, we see Matt at his home outside Chicago. Though his viola lessons are a two-hour drive from where he lives, his family is dedicated to getting him there. Matt also likes to practice his viola in the bathroom, where he can hear and see himself play.
You can see the full episode and a more complete lesson plan at the From the Top at Carnegie Hall Web site.