Course Detail: IESS-674 - Strings for the Non String Player

Strings for the Non-String Player is an in-depth examination of the playing and teaching of string instruments in today's classroom environment. Designed for the teacher with minimal string playing experience, the course will provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for teaching elementary and secondary strings. The course will be organized into daily sessions of class lessons, in-depth discussions, instrument specific technique programs, and ensemble training. Topics discussed will include: String Program Set-up and Organization; Lesson Implementation; Assessment; Method Book /Orchestral Literature Review; Rehearsal Techniques; Tuning and Intonation Development, and Advanced Right and Left Hand Technique for the secondary level player. Students will exit the class playing a string instrument, with knowledge of string teaching methods, techniques and literature, and lesson plans to apply string pedagogy to their specific teaching situations. Students will need to have access to a violin, viola, cello, and bass. If a bass is not accessible, students will be asked to use a pool noodle.

Available Sessions

July 12-30, 2021, Online (4 seats remaining)