Start Stringed Instruments Playing By Ear

It is very common for string teachers, whether they be classroom teachers or private violin, viola and cello teachers, to start their students off playing by ear.  This sets up a foundation for intonation and listening. Because playing a stringed … Read More

Teaching Fingering, Shifting, and Intonation Without Fear!

Okay, I’m about to dive in to my favourite topic… teaching string students fingering, shifting, and how to play in tune!  “What?!” you are saying?  “THIS is your favourite topic??” For many teachers especially those just starting out, this is … Read More