Tag Archives: cello

String Scale Books

Hello readers! As music teachers and students of music you have probably come to realize how much you don’t know (or how little college actually teaches you). I absorb new information regularly, but there is really no substitute for experience. … Continue reading

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New Product: Bowing Bingo!

  In an attempt to make some extra money, I have been designing lesson plans, worksheets, and activities to upload to the TeachersPayTeachers website. TpT is a great website with resources designed by teachers for teachers. You can be sure … Continue reading

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Orchestral Bowings

Hello all! Long time no write! I have finally landed a position in a school this year, teaching two classes of chorus and one class of orchestra. It has been fun but also very challenging at times. My orchestra class … Continue reading

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I am unsure whether I have shared this link previously or not; if this is a redundant post I apologize. I discovered that this link was sitting in my drafts and it was easier to just re-post (on my slow … Continue reading

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Orchestral Strings Tips or “Bag of Tricks”

Some brief tips that I have learned in teaching orchestral strings classes. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it is a start. Please add your own comments and I will add them to the list. I … Continue reading

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DaVinci’s “Viola Organista”

This is such a unique instrument! This “viola organista” was designed by DaVinci, who never was able to see his creation built, as far as we know. Essentially, it has strings like a piano but instead of hammers to hit … Continue reading

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Article: Is Music the Key to Success?

A New York Times article by Joanie Lipman entitled, “Is Music the Key to Success?” Many of these concepts mentioned here are, in my opinion, fundamental to becoming what most people would call “successful.” Music forces you to think in … Continue reading

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