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Register for any or all of the four dates offered for Julie’s quarterly teacher training, free to all string teachers.
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SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER
What You’ll learn from these Online Workshops
Each style worldwide offers its own unique approach to creativity. And the National Standards for music education include improvisation as a vital skill that should be offered to all students. Sadly, degree programs for teaching do not offer much training in this department, so this is your opportunity to gain a carpetbag of approaches.
MULTI-STYLE TECHNIQUES & REPERTOIRE
Across a handful of centuries, American violinists and fiddlers have revolutionized bowed string music by originating roughly half a dozen new styles and techniques. If you only teach Western Canon, it’s time to incorporate American musical styles into your curriculum for your students.
The future is at our doorstep and my vision for the contemporary string player includes… One who knows fiddle styles (Irish, bluegrass, old time, Scandinavian, Cajun, country, et al.); can improvise in any style—blues, swing, and jazz as well as roots styles from around the world; greets odd meter such as 5/8 or 11/8 with expertise; can play rhythm violin; wails on the blues with lightning and thunder and is equally at home with the classics.It’s a new identity that embraces diversity. As our world gets smaller, string teachers can be among the leaders that exemplify an inclusive and respectful approach to all citizens of the world.—Julie Lyonn Lieberman