Jun 10, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 656 Teaching Strings: Techniques, Strategies

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

American string teachers today are faced with a variety of challenges but also many opportunities. In this week-long course, participants will review a wide variety of string teaching approaches and materials some tried-and-true, others very new. Topics will include: overview of pedagogical methodologies; curriculum scope and sequence; string teaching and literacy; effective approaches to teaching note reading; incorporating fiddle styles and eclectic strings; Smartmusic and other technologies; assessment; introduction to music psychology; and more. The participants’ individual concerns and topic ideas also will be addressed. Daily reading sessions and guest faculty will help make this a fulfilling and inspiring week. Please bring your primary string instrument and one more. A few basses will be on hand.

This course is not repeatable for credit.