Strategies for Teaching Strings

Strategies for Teaching Strings : Building a Succesful String and Orchestra Program

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Ideal for use in undergraduate string methods, string techniques, and instrumental string pedagogy courses, Strategies for Teaching Strings provides readers with all the information and skills necessary to teach string instruments in schools and to develop a successful school-based orchestral program. Based on national standards for successful string and orchestra teaching, the text begins by introducing the string instrument family and providing an overview of the development of the school orchestra program. Subsequent chapters-divided into three levels of string competency corresponding to elementary, middle, and secondary school skills-cover performance goals and objectives, strategies for teaching technical and performance skills, and solutions to common problems for each ability level. Rehearsal planning and preparation, rehearsal techniques, strategies for teaching improvisation, student recruitment and retention, and choosing literature for the school orchestra are also covered. The text is enhanced by line drawings and photographs that demonstrate correct playing techniques and fingering positions.
An appendix includes special pedagogical approaches, lists of resources for string teachers, a listing of professional string associations, and a full listing of the Standards for Successful School String/Orchestra Teaching (published by the American String Teachers Association with the National School Orchestra Association). Offering more extensive and up-to-date coverage than other texts, Strategies for Teaching Strings is an essential all-purpose guide for those planning to enter the string teaching profession.
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  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 170.2 x 236.2 x 17.8mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, music examples
  • 0195148878
  • 9780195148879

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"Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailed practical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--James Kjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music"This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist "Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailed practical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--James Kjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music "This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist "Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailed practical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--James Kjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music "This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist "Oxford University Press's new release Strategies for Teaching Strings by Donald Hamann and Robert Gillespie is a welcome addition to the literature for instrumental methods courses as well as for use by experienced string educators. This relatively small book contains a vast amount of detailedpractical information ranging from how to hold the bow to organizing rehearsals in addition to tips on recruiting, improvisation, and selecting repertoire. It is now required reading in my methods classes and is highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a more effective string teacher."--JamesKjelland, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University, School of Music"This text is particularly valuable to college music education students and to directors who do not play a string instrument...experienced teachers will also find this book useful for its exercises, method book and literature reviews, and rehearsal strategies."--The Instrumentalist
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