Establishing a Routine for the String Classroom

As I posted at the beginning of the year, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to work on honing my classroom management skills. String students are generally great students and tend to do whatever you ask them to, but … Read More

A New Year in the String Classroom

It’s a fresh new year and I am so excited to be back at school! The holidays actually dragged on for me this year, not only because it was an unusual -20C out almost every day so we were stuck … Read More

How to Fix the Screechy E-String Habit

  We’ve all done it. And done it repeatedly. Out of the blue, we hit that nasty spot on the E-string that gives that mysterious high-pitched screech, also known as the ‘squeaky E-string’ or the ‘whistling E-string’. It happens just … Read More

Christmas Kaleidoscope, arr. Robert J. Frost

  Christmas Carols for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass Finally, the Winter Concert is done!  Now, what are you going to do with your string students for the last few classes???  What I do is send my students off with … Read More

Are You Using SmartMusicTeacher YouTube Videos?

  In case you haven’t noticed yet, SmartMusicTeacher has a YouTube Channel with (at this moment) over 50 videos that are free for you to use with your violin, viola, cello and bass students.  And boy, did the videos come … Read More

Why Music Education Matters: Words from a Student

Do you often wonder what students are really gaining from learning music?  I think many of us have a bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to music education because the benefits are less tangible compared to subjects such … Read More

Smart Scales for Strings

Smart Scales for Strings simplifies how we teach and learn scales for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.  It makes scales so easy, it practically teaches itself!  It is perfect for both the classroom and private teaching and is all … Read More

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