Menu

String Educators Workshop

The 2021 University of Michigan Virtual String Educators Workshop, led by Dr. Michael Hopkins, will feature 16 distinguished clinicians who will address important topics in all areas of string education.

June 23-26, 2021

Michael Hopkins, University of Michigan

The 2021 String Educators Workshop will contain:

  • 16 hours of online professional development sessions that can be viewed synchronously or asynchronously.
  • Digital handouts and materials for use in your teaching.
  • Opportunities for Q&A, participant sharing, and discussion.

Session topics and faculty:
Pedagogy
Pre-Bowing Exercises: Navigating the Awkward Steps between Pizzicato and Détaché – Jacob Dakon
Developing a Beautiful Bow Arm – Rebecca MacLeod
Improve the intonation of your string students through sight, sound, and touch – Charles Laux
Teaching Shifting and Vibrato in Group Settings – Kristen Pellegrino
Strategies for Helping Beginning and Intermediate Cello Students – David Eccles
Strategies for Helping Beginning and Intermediate Double Bass Students – Michael Hopkins

Building and Maintaining a Successful Program
Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music – Scott Edgar
Reengaging Students and Rebuilding a Program After Covid-19 – David Pope
Be our Guest: the “How-Tos” of Welcoming Guest Artists into a Program – Diana Ladio
Health and Balance for String Teachers – Rodney Page
Repair Basics and equipment selection – Aaron Johnson, Ryan Boniford and Jennie Lewis, SHAR Music

Curriculum, Repertoire, and Developing Creative Musicianship
How-to Tips for Highly Efficient and Effective Rehearsals – Richard Meyer
Differentiation: Helping All Students Learn – Sarah Lenhart
Repertoire, Rehearsals, and Representation: Diversity in the Orchestra – Lindsay Fulcher
The Improvising Orchestra – Frank Diaz
Elemental Composition with Strings – Tiffany Ou-Ponticelli

Michael Hopkins is Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he teaches courses in string techniques, orchestra methods, research methods, and the psychology of music. He is the author of The Art of String Teaching, a comprehensive string pedagogy resource for teachers published by GIA with a complementary YouTube channel containing 100 videos demonstrating all aspects of string technique.. He has been a guest conductor at over 100 orchestra festivals and clinics throughout the United States, and has given over 60 presentations at national, international, and state music education conferences on various topics in string education and music technology. He is very active as a composer and arranger, and has composed and arranged over 70 published works for orchestra. His music is published by Alfred Music Publishing, Grand Mesa Music, and Kendor Music Publishing, Inc and J.W. Pepper’s MyScore. His works have been commissioned by many schools and ensembles throughout the U.S. Hopkins has published articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, CRME Bulletin, Music Education Research, Journal of Music, Technology and Education, American String Teacher, String Research Journal, the Music Educators’ Journal and The Instrumentalist. Hopkins is the director of the Michigan String Educators Workshop. He is president of the Michigan Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), and has served on several national committees, including the Collegiate Committee, and the Research Committee.


Jacob DakonDr. Jacob M. Dakon is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Kansas where he directs all string teacher training activities. A former public-school orchestra director and Suzuki violin instructor, Dr. Dakon’s research interests include string pedagogy, the history of string education, and community music. His published works can be found journals such as the Journal of Research in Music Education, British Journal of Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and the String Research Journal, among others. Dr. Dakon holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from The Ohio State University, a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Appalachian State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of South Carolina.


Frank DiazDr. Frank M. Diaz is Associate Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he teaches courses on instrumental music education and teacher wellness. Diaz is a highly sought out clinician and conductor for honors, community, secondary, and collegiate orchestras, and is a frequent presenter and adjudicator for conferences, workshops, and festivals across the country. Previous to his position at Indiana, Diaz taught on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory and the University of Oregon School of Music, and served as a public school music teacher for school districts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Along with his work as a teacher and conductor, Diaz currently serves on the Editorial Board of the String Research Journal and Journal of Research in Music Education, and is an active member of the American String Teachers Association.


David F. Eccles is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. He currently serves as Orchestra Program and Upper School Orchestra Director at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia. He has held string education positions in both collegiate and K-12 settings in Georgia, Illinois, Florida, and Virginia. An active clinician, adjudicator, conductor, and cellist, Eccles has served as conductor for numerous youth orchestras and many state, county, regional, and community orchestras. Mr. Eccles has presented clinic sessions at local, state, and international conferences including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Directors Clinic & Conference, American String Teachers Association Conference, Texas Music Educators Conference, Illinois Music Educators Conference, and Florida Music Educators Conference.


Scott EdgarScott N. Edgar is Associate Professor of Music, Music Education Chair, and Director of Bands at Lake Forest College. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of Michigan, his Masters degree in Education from the University of Dayton, and his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University. His previous teaching experience in higher education includes work at Adrian College and Concordia College Ann Arbor. Prior to his work in higher education he taught K-12 instrumental music in Ohio and Michigan. Dr. Edgar is the author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music and is an internationally sought-after clinician on the topic. In addition to clinics, he also teaches graduate courses on Musical Social Emotional Learning at VanderCook College of Music. He is an active clinician and adjudicator for both concert band and marching band, and regularly presents at professional development and research conferences. Dr. Edgar is a Music for All Educational Consultant, a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician and VH1 Save the Music Foundation Educational Consultant. Dr. Edgar is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Educational Research Association, the College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi Band fraternity. He lives in Lake Villa with his wife Steph, their son Nathan, and their cats Elsa and Wolfie.


Lindsay FulcherDr. Lindsay J. Fulcher is Assistant Professor of String Music Education and Area Head of Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado. In addition to teaching music education and string pedagogy courses, she conducts the Campus String Orchestra and serves as Director and Master Teacher of the UNC String Project. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University and her Master’s and Ph.D. in Music Education from Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Fulcher taught high school orchestra in North Carolina where her students earned high ratings at local, national, and international festivals. She is a frequent guest conductor and clinician and has worked with festivals in Colorado, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She has presented sessions for teachers at the National ASTA Conference, Colorado ASTA Summer Conference, Music Educators Association Conferences in Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Texas, in addition to a variety of national research presentations.


Diana LadioDiana Ladio is a musician, writer, and music educator with a passion for service. While receiving degrees in both music performance and music education from The University of Michigan, Diana began an exploratory musical journey and now specializes in 5-string violin, fiddle styles, electronics/amplification, and introducing improvisation. She co-fronts the electric strings ensemble, The Moxie Strings, with whom she’s toured for 14 years and taught enrichment workshops in hundreds of schools nationwide. In 2015 she began as the fiddler for long-standing Celtic rock band, The Elders, with whom she toured until their retirement four years later. In 2018 Diana started her nonprofit, The MOX Project, which provides musical opportunities to underserved schools throughout the US. She continued her outreach in March of 2020 when she began “Music By My Side,” a project that offers musical messages to those in hospitals and senior communities who cannot have visitors due to the COVID19 pandemic. She is an avid emotional health advocate and mentor, and writes about her experiences as a traveler and musician in her blog, drriift. She is passionate about bettering the world through togetherness and music, and now resides in Nashville where she is spending the COVID months offering online courses, doing “virtual visits” in school programs, and writing for Strings Magazine.


Dr. Charles Laux is the Director of Orchestras at Alpharetta High School where his duties include directing five levels of orchestra, including the nationally recognized AHS Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Essential Elements clinician, consultant, and contributor for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Additionally he is an endorsed artist/educator and clinician for D’Addario Orchestral Strings and Eastman Strings. Dr. Laux holds degrees in music education from Ohio University, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, with a minor in educational technology.

From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Laux served as Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Georgia. At KSU, his responsibilities included teaching courses in string techniques & pedagogy, instrumental methods, and music education technology. He also supervised student teachers, conducted the KSU Philharmonic, coordinated string outreach, and served as director of the KSU String Project and Summer Music Intensive. Under his leadership, the KSU String Project grew to provide group lessons to over 100 students taught by 14 undergraduate music education majors.

Dr. Laux spent fifteen years as a public school orchestra director in Nevada, Florida, and Ohio. In 1996, he began directing orchestras in the Clark County School District. During his term in the CCSD, Dr. Laux was chair of the CCSD Middle School Honor Orchestra and served as a technology consultant for the secondary music teachers.


Sarah LenhartSarah Lenhart, Middle School Orchestra Director at Hudsonville Public Schools in Michigan, was previously a beginning strings teacher in Greenwich, Connecticut and Naperville, Illinois. She also taught high school orchestra in Livonia, MI and 7th–12th grade strings in New York where her ensembles consistently earned first division ratings. These experiences have provided Lenhart with insight in applying string pedagogy to a wide variety of teaching situations. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music Education, and of Western Connecticut University with a Masters of Education, she has presented numerous times at the National ASTA Conference and the Michigan Music Conference, was conductor of the Ann Arbor School of the Performing Arts Youth Orchestra, has guest conducted throughout Michigan, and has been the music director of MASTA Strings Camp. Lenhart co-authored a book titled Sound Differentiation for Beginning String Orchestra published by Alfred Music. Originally from Southfield, Michigan, violinist and string educator


Dr. Rebecca MacLeod is Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she directs the string education program and conducts the UNCG Sinfonia. She is the author of Teaching Strings in Today’s Classroom and is published in Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, String Research Journal, Psychology of Music, The Strad, American String Teachers Journal, and various state music education journals. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education, the String Research Journal, and as guest reviewer for the International Journal of Research in Music Education. She is the recipient of the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance Outstanding Teaching Award, the American String Teacher Association National Researcher Award, and the UNCG Junior Research Excellence Award.

A passionate advocate for increasing access to string education to all students, Dr. MacLeod directs two community partnership programs that provide string instruction to underserved students: the Lillian Rauch Beginning Strings Program and the Peck Alumni Leadership Program. Students of these programs have performed for Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Gloria Ladsen-Billings, and the Sphinx Virtuosi. Her research on working with underserved populations, vibrato technique, music teacher education, and music perception has been presented at the International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (Thessoloniki, Greece), Music Research and Human Behavior International Conference (Barcelona, Spain), International Society for Music Education (Glasgow, Scotland), Music Educators National Conference, National Association for Music Education National Conference, American String Teachers National Conference, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Society for Music Teacher Education, and music educators state conferences.

Prior to joining the UNCG faculty, she taught elementary, middle, and high school orchestra in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and was orchestra director and chair of music activities in Beaver, Pennsylvania. She was the assistant artistic director and conductor of the Tallahassee Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra in Tallahassee, Florida. She has served on the American String Teachers Association National Board and is past president of the North Carolina ASTA chapter. She was a guest lecturer at Xi’an University and Shaoguan University (China) in summer 2016 and 2017.

Dr. MacLeod received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and her MME and PhD from Florida State University. She is a frequent guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and abroad.


Richard Meyer is a highly sought after music educator and maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician. For 35 years he taught string students at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels in the public schools. For 22 of those years, he directed the orchestras at Oak Avenue Intermediate School in Temple City, California, growing the program from 29 string students to 200 and was in charge of the city’s elementary string program. In 2009, Mr. Meyer implemented the “Giving Bach” program at his school which has garnered national attention for its innovative ways of using interactive concerts to bring music into the lives of special needs and inner-city school students throughout Southern California.

He was the music director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra for 16 years, conducting them in performances in New York, Washington D.C., Vienna, Australia, and Canada. He has been a featured clinician at the A.S.T.A. National Conference, Texas Orchestra Directors’ Association Conference and String Teachers’ Workshops at Ohio State University and Birch Bay, Washington. He has also guest-conducted All-State and Honor Orchestras in several states.

In addition to his teaching and conducting assignments, Mr. Meyer is a nationally-recognized, best-selling composer with over 190 compositions and arrangements in print, and for 16 years served as string editor for Alfred Publishing Company. He is the co-author of several string method books, including the popular String Explorer Series and Sight-read It for Strings. He and his wife, Rose, live in Sierra Madre, California and have three daughters and two grandsons.


Tiffany Ou-PonticellliTiffany Ou-Ponticelli teaches orchestra at Gunn High School and Fletcher Middle School in Palo Alto, CA. Ms. Ou-Ponticelli holds a B.A. in Music Education with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan, where her research focused on group composition and student musical self-efficacy in the middle school orchestra classroom. In the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, she studied viola with Richard O’Neill, and received her teaching credential from the UCLA Teacher Education Program.

Ms. Ou-Ponticelli currently serves on the board of the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) as the All-State Orchestras Coordinator. She also serves as the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Bay Section Orchestra Representative, and is a member of the AST Journal Editorial Committee. Ms. Ou-Ponticelli has presented at a number of state and national conferences including CASMEC and ASTA. She is a regular clinician and presenter for teacher in-services.

Ms. Ou-Ponticelli is an active string teacher, violist, and vocalist in the California Bay Area. In addition to her orchestral background, she holds a Level III Orff Certification from the San Francisco International Orff Course and is an advocate for incorporating Orff pedagogy in the secondary ensemble setting. Her curricular interests lie in musical self-efficacy, group composition, and solfege for instrumentalists.


Rodney PageRodney Page teaches and clinics all across the state of Michigan. A 2000 graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. Page taught strings in East Lansing Public School and St. Johns Public Schools. Mr. Page is also a sought after guest clinician and conductor and uses his energetic style to inspire students of all ages. Currently Mr. Page resides in Lansing with his wife Kimberly and their two children Jayden and Bryson.


David PopeDavid Pope is an Associate Professor of Music Education and the Chair of Professional Studies at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. In addition, he serves as an education clinician for Alfred Music. Prior to joining the faculty of Baldwin Wallace, Pope taught middle and high school orchestra in Tennessee, Florida and Ohio. He also conducted the Camerata Orchestra at Case Western Reserve University, taught string pedagogy courses at the VanderCook College of Music, and served as conductor and executive director for multiple youth orchestra programs. As an active adjudicator and clinician, Pope has conducted numerous all-state orchestras, regional honor orchestras, and university summer camps throughout the United States. He has also presented string pedagogy clinics and his research at state, regional, national and international conferences.

Pope has published his work in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, String Research Journal, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, American String Teacher and Florida Music Director. He also currently serves on the editorial boards for Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, String Research Journal and Research Perspectives in Music Education. Pope received the Distinguished Music Educator Award from the Yale Symposium for Music in Schools and is a recipient for the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award for Tennessee. Pope also received the 2020 Early Career String Researcher Award from the American String Teachers Association.


Kristen Pellegrino head shotDr. Kristen Pellegrino was promoted to Professor of Music Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is President of American String Teachers Association (ASTA) (2020-2022). Kristen’ degrees are from the University of Michigan (Ph.D. in music education and M.M. in violin/chamber music performance) and the Eastman School of Music (B.M. in music education and applied violin).

Dr. Pellegrino has over 30 scholarly publications, including being co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States (2019), in which she also wrote/co-wrote three chapters, and has a contract to co-author another book with Oxford University Press, Teaching instrumental music: Concert hall to rock stage. She was also awarded ASTA’s String Researcher Award, and AERA’s Outstanding Early Career Paper Award in Music Education. Kristen has presented over 90 sessions/research posters at conferences (international, national, regional, and state conferences), presented at workshops, and conducted district, regional, and All-State orchestras.

Dr. Pellegrino’s background in music education includes 8 years of public-school string teaching at the high school and elementary levels (Fairfax County Public Schools, VA and Warwick Public Schools, RI), and 13 years of collegiate teaching experience. Before teaching full-time, she was a full-time performing musician, including performing in the Chagall String Quartet through Chamber Music America’s Rural Residencies Grants. She continues to perform as a member of RI’s Music on the Hill Chamber Music Festival and Music Across the Pond, a music festival in England.

Pedagogy Sessions

Developing a Beautiful Bow Arm – Rebecca MacLeod
From beginning bow hold to performing long tones and dynamics, this session will have something for beginners through advanced players. Flexibility, consistent speed, weight, contact point, bow distribution and the execution of various articulations will be discussed. Bring your instrument to experience this session hands on.

Improve the intonation of your string students through sight, sound, and touch – Charles Laux
Pitch accuracy is one of the most important aspects of quality musical performance and especially critical to string students. This session will discuss some problems in and causes of poor string instrument intonation and provide teachers with practical teaching strategies along with a variety of resources that will help students make progress in improving their intonation.

Pre-Bowing Exercises: Navigating the Awkward Steps between Pizzicato and Détaché – Jacob Dakon
One of the most challenging aspects of teaching beginning-level string instrumentalists is deciding how to introduce them to the bow. This presentation offers a solution through the examination of a gradual and sequential process known as pre-bowing exercises. Attendees will be able to define pre-bowing exercises as set forth by the ASTA Curriculum, and leave with a sequence of applicable strategies that could be used in either the string class or studio settings. Bring your instrument!

Strategies for Helping Beginning and Intermediate Double Bass Students – Michael Hopkins
In this session, Michael Hopkins will share information about helping your double bass students with instrument position, bow hold, tone quality, and shifting.

Teaching Shifting and Vibrato in Group Settings – Kristen Pellegrino
Dr. Pellegrino will suggest fun preliminary exercises that can be taught early in a string players development as well as specific ways to teach shifting and vibrato to violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists in group settings. Push-aways, Sirens, Motioning like an Italian, Imaginary super glue, finger in collarbone, plus more.

Strategies for Helping Beginning and Intermediate Cello Students – David Eccles
In this session, David Eccles will share information about helping your cello students with instrument position, bow hold, tone quality, extensions, and shifting.

Building and Maintaining a Successful Program Sessions

Reengaging Students and Rebuilding a Program After Covid-19 – David Pope
Covid-19 and virtual teaching has adversely impacted orchestra programs at all levels. Even with the monumental effort orchestra directors put into teaching during the pandemic, many programs still sustained declines in participation and student playing skills. In this session, we will discuss strategies for rebuilding relationships with students, post-pandemic recruiting, and reteaching lost technique.

Health and Balance for String Teachers – Rodney Page
String Teachers spend countless hours before, after, and during class to ensure their program is successful. The extra time and effort can sometimes be stressful and cause burnout. This session will focus on how teachers can maintain emotional and mental well-being.

Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music – Scott Edgar
Our students encounter a great deal of social and emotional challenges affecting their lives personally, academically, and for musicians, musically. These students, seeking support for these challenges, approach music educators regularly. Music educators and their music programs are in a primed position to provide students this support through a socially rich and emotionally sound environment. However, music educators are rarely prepared to offer this support. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a framework intended to help students become socially and emotionally competent. The purpose of this session is to introduce the framework of SEL and to highlight explicit connections to music education.

Be our Guest: the “How-Tos” of Welcoming Guest Artists into a Program – Diana Ladio
Having guest artists is exciting, motivating, and can offer students an array of new skills and concepts. The benefits are numerous, and there are many ways to ensure visits go smoothly and are enjoyable for all. This presentation will focus on planning, preparing, and organizing a guest artist visit, and offer tips and personal anecdotes to help ensure the experience is fun and snag-free. Attendees will leave with an excitement to welcome guests into their program, and with a detailed checklist to help facilitate their next guest artist visit.

Repair Basics and equipment selection – SHAR Music
In this session presented by SHAR Music, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Boniford and Jennie Lewis will address instrument setup, peg lubrication, nut height and lubrication, bridge placement, height, and warping, and tailpiece issues. They will also discuss aspects of instrument and bow selection including varnish styles, wood quality, bow materials and maintenance.

Curriculum, Repertoire, and Developing Creative Musicianship Sessions

Differentiation: Helping All Students Learn – Sarah Lenhart
Examine different types of learners, how to provide access points into the content for all learners, and how to easily develop different content for various learners. Take away examples of higher level thinking questions and strategies for addressing the multiple intelligences. Use the things you already do in your classroom to meet the needs of all your students. Learn how to increase student motivation, engagement, and skill development through differentiation.

The Improvising Orchestra – Frank Diaz
Improvisation is a valuable skill that can expand students’ creative capacities both within and beyond the classroom. However, many string teachers are unfamiliar or intimidated by the idea of learning or teaching others how to improvise. Designed for teachers with little to no improvisation experience, this session will provide you with basic strategies for teaching this important skill within orchestral settings.

Elemental Composition with Strings – Tiffany Ou-Ponticelli
Distilled from principles of Orff Schulwerk, elemental composition makes group composition in the ensemble classroom tangible. This presentation explores using a Theme & Variations format for collaborative composition in the string ensemble classroom. We will also cover classroom use of notation and recording software like NoteFlight, Flat, and SoundTrap for creative collaboration.

How-to Tips for Highly Efficient and Effective Rehearsals – Richard Meyer
Mr. Meyer’s thirty-plus years of experience teaching and building outstanding orchestras will be condensed into great tips and techniques to help you get the most out of your school orchestra rehearsal. This session will address the climate of your room, rehearsal flow, ways to involve everyone at all times and a myriad of new strategies you can incorporate into your teaching immediately.

Repertoire, rehearsals, and representation: Diversity in the orchestra
String classrooms are a fantastic place to find diversity. Musical styles, genders, repertoire, ethnicities – we can surely demonstrate diversity! But do we achieve this in all string classrooms? Please join us to discuss creative ways to bring diverse experiences into the classroom, including repertoire, videos, blog posts, and group activities. Come explore ways to expand the orchestra experience!

all sessions Eastern Standard Time

WEDNESDAY, June 23
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop orientation session (Michael Hopkins)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Reengaging Students and Rebuilding a Program After Covid-19 – David Pope
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Break
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Repertoire, Rehearsals, and Representation: Diversity in the Orchestra – Lindsay Fulcher
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Pre-Bowing Exercises: Navigating the Awkward Steps between Pizzicato and Détaché – Jacob Dakon
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music – Scott Edgar

THURSDAY, June 24
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Differentiation: Helping All Students Learn – Sarah Lenhart
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Break
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Teaching Shifting and Vibrato in Group Settings – Kristen Pellegrino
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM The Improvising Orchestra – Frank Diaz
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Developing a Beautiful Bow Arm – Rebecca MacLeod

FRIDAY, June 25
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Improve the intonation of your string students through sight, sound, and touch – Charles Laux
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Break
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Cello Pedagogy – David Eccles
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Repair Basics and equipment selection – Aaron Johnson, Ryan Boniford and Jennie Lewis, SHAR Music
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Health and Balance for String Teachers – Rodney Page

SATURDAY, June 26
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Strategies for Helping Beginning and Intermediate Double Bass Students – Michael Hopkins
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Break
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Elemental Composition with Strings – Tiffany Ou-Ponticelli
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Be our Guest: the “How-Tos” of Welcoming Guest Artists into a Program – Diana Ladio
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM How-to Tips for Highly Efficient and Effective Rehearsals – Richard Meyer

Workshop tuition is $150 which includes access to all live sessions, handouts, materials and video recordings of the sessions from June 27 through July 31, 2021.

 

2019 String Educators workshop participants.
2019 String Educators Workshop participants.
2019 String Educators Workshop participants in class.
2019 String Educators Workshop participants in class.
2019 String Educators Workshop participants in class.
2019 String Educators Workshop participants in class.