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Upper Strings Refresher

Participants should have access to at least one of the instruments for the class - Violin or Viola.

This course is designed for music educators working with string students and will focus on violin and viola pedagogy and technique. Interactive lecture/discussions will explore topics such as posture, tone production, intonation, articulation, shifting, aural skills, vibrato, bowing skills, and literacy. We will cover strategies for introducing and developing these techniques from beginning to intermediate levels. We will discuss practical, efficient assessments that will enhance students' learning and provide vital feedback. Class discussion and assignments will allow participants to develop teaching tools, identify materials and activities appropriate to your own teaching situation. Participants will be asked to play violin daily during class. Please bring an instrument and a comfortable shoulder rest if possible, otherwise, one will be provided.

Required texts:

Essential Elements, Books 1 and 2, for whichever instrument you plan to use for the workshop.


Session Dates & Times

Workshop Session III, July 10, 2023 - July 14, 2023
  • Monday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Fuller - Rm. #21

Prerequisite Courses (CRN #)

  • None


  • $500.00