Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful String and Orchestra Program

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Review "Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailedpractical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--JamesKjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music"This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist "Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailed practical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--James Kjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music "This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist "Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailed practical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--James Kjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music "This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist"Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailed practical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--James Kjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music"This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist"Strategies for Teaching Strings . . . is well organized, clear, detailed, and, most of all, easy to learn from. This book should be on every string instrument teacher's bookshelf." - Leah Kim, Eastern University and West Chester University "Strategies for Teaching Strings. . . is well organized, clear, detailed, and, most of all, easy to learn from. This book should be on every string instrument teacher's bookshelf." - Leah Kim, Eastern University and West Chester University "Strategies for Teaching Strings. . . is well organized, clear, detailed, and, most of all, easy to learn from. This book should be on every string instrument teacher's bookshelf." - Leah Kim, Eastern University and West Chester University Read more About the Author Donald L. Hamann is Director of the Institute for Innovation in String Music Teaching and Professor of Music Education and Strings in the School of Music and Dance at the University of Arizona. Robert Gillespie is Professor of Music at The Ohio State University, where he coordinates string teacher preparation for the largest string pedagogy program in the nation. Read more

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We used this book almost exclusively in my strings methods class and I can't tell you how much information this book has. It is literally GOLD. I was hesitant about buying it at first because sometimes you don't use the books the professors assign, but man did we use this one! The first couple of chapters are about the history of the instruments, but then it includes all sorts of good information about how to size instruments, set a beginning student up, and then how to teach many different kinds of technical skills, like vibrato, at varying skill levels. It also includes games to play with your student to warm up/practice motions in new and creative ways. I used this book when I first started teaching private violin lessons and the tools in this book were incredibly helpful and boosted my confidence as a non-violinist teaching a violin lesson!

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