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Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
Northwestern University

Type
University

Instructor
Stacia Spencer

Categories
Education, Education, Arts, Music, Film, & Audio

Duration
10 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
Join us as we explore the fundamental principles and early stages of teaching violin and viola through a series of engaging video lectures and lesson demonstrations, including: Master classes with some of the world’s top string pedagogues Individual lesson demos of teaching violin/viola set up, left and right hand technique and pieces from the early violin/viola repertoire Group lesson demos of teaching music theory, ear training and fun activities that encourage good playing habits A “field trip” to the violin shop, where we will outfit a new beginning student with a proper instrument and bow You’ll also engage in a series of discussions and reflections with colleagues and peers across the globe. Upon completion of this course, we hope you’ll return to your studio with confidence, a new curriculum, and a renewed approach to sharing with your students the joyful experience of making beautiful music.