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ASTA CAP exams -- any one else doing them? 3 Replies

Our exams are happening this Sunday, and as I was listening to my students play through their programs yesterday I was thinking how the ASTA aspect has fit in and enhanced the experience in my…Continue

Started by Ruth Brons. Last reply by Ashley Wright Sep 21, 2010.

Interview with Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Hi all! I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Julie Lyonn Lieberman, violinist and well known clinician who teaches improvisation and world music styles. You'll also find a summary of a…Continue

Tags: music, world, improvisation, violin

Started by Diane Allen Jan 14, 2010.

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Comment by Bill Somach on October 30, 2013 at 6:47pm

Do you have violin students interested in playing alternative styles beyond classical music? If so, check out "Accidentals Happen! A Compilation of Scales for Violin", all levels.

Comment by Greg Cahill on July 11, 2012 at 4:03pm

Freshen up a school recital: Check out this pop-up video parody for Strings Charts, everything from radiohead and Coldplay for string quartet to Appalachian folk tunes and favorite hymns for string orchestra.

Comment by Greg Cahill on May 2, 2012 at 2:36pm

How many of you are teaching improvisation, probably one of the the most daunting aspects of string music? Share your experience. Meanehile, here are a few tips on teaching improv, from Mimi Rabson of Berklee College.

Comment by Peter Martin on October 20, 2011 at 1:58am
Please take a look at my site . It contains a wealth of teaching materials for all ages and abilities, written & arranged by a teacher with over 30 years' experience.
Comment by Greg Cahill on January 27, 2011 at 10:09am
Are you going to ASTA this year? If so, what do you hope to learn this year (ASTA is introducing a national string curriculum, by the way)?  If not, why not?
Comment by Diane Allen on February 2, 2010 at 8:07pm

Fingerboard Workbook for the First Position
I posted some sample pages of the book so you can get a feel for it. My students all fill out this book and are fearless on the fingerboard. No Joke!

Happy Teaching!
Comment by Ashley Barnett on December 30, 2009 at 1:34pm
If I may ask, what download sites do you all use that have good arrangements? Are there any free sites that are good?
Comment by Ruth Brons on December 30, 2009 at 9:41am
Unfortunately, the safest is to find a book that contains most of what you are looking for and tell the parents to purchase said book; or make your own arrangements and copy them; or find suitable things on one of the music download sites......
Comment by Ashley Barnett on December 30, 2009 at 9:17am
Hi Everyone.

I'm planning to add group violin lessons to my private studio this semester and am working on getting sheet music together. What do you all do regarding copyright laws? Can a teacher make copies of music to use in a group lesson? What about copies to be used in a recital that charges no admission?
Comment by Diane Allen on November 4, 2009 at 7:17pm
Ruth - Do you type in your signature each time or is there a way on this forum to have an automatic signature? Diane

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