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DUETS-FOR-TWO-VIOLINS

DUETS-FOR-TWO-VIOLINS

Categories: String Tutorials
In 2015, Garth Williams wrote duets for two violins, entitled "Duets From the Scampering Scarecrow Series".The philosophy behind these duets was that it was felt that this music would further enrich the musical experience that each student was having following the playing of "The Scampering Scarecr ...
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THE-SCAMPERING-SCARECROW-VIOLA-STRING-BOOK

THE-SCAMPERING-SCARECROW-VIOLA-STRING-BOOK

https://www.kantatastudios.com/product/the-scampering-s…ecrow-viola-book/This past February, Kantata Studios added the next instrument to "The Scampering Scarecrow String Series".  "The Scampering Scarecrow Viola Book" is now available as a new string book, but also as individual pieces from the ...
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STRING-TEACHING-STRATEGIES-IN-“PEEK-A-BOO-GHOST”

STRING-TEACHING-STRATEGIES-IN-“PEEK-A-BOO-GHOST”

  In Peek-A-Boo Ghost I am offering my string teaching strategies to both new and experienced string teachers.   In my teaching, I use standard scales and studies which work with the pieces that I am teaching. I rely on Suzuki and Toronto Conservatory repertory  pieces, but I also like to augmen ...
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TEACHING-STRATEGIES-FOR-BEGINNING-STUDENTS

TEACHING-STRATEGIES-FOR-BEGINNING-STUDENTS

     Over the years, I have taught many beginning young string players. They always arrive with great excitement. Because they have not had any previous string experience, they are not aware of the many challenges which face them in the months ahead.Most string teachers have come to the realizati ...
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CHRISTMAS-MUSIC-FOR-YOUNG-STRING-PLAYERS

CHRISTMAS-MUSIC-FOR-YOUNG-STRING-PLAYERS

https://www.kantatastudios.com/product/icecles-dripping-for-solo-violin/As the holiday season approaches, Kantata Studios would like to offer some Christmas  music for the young string players of your family.  For the younger members of your family, who play violin, could we suggest the following ...
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PLANNING-A-PRODUCTIVE-STRING-LESSON

PLANNING-A-PRODUCTIVE-STRING-LESSON

Categories: String Tutorials
After forty years of teaching I have further realized how important it is to organize a lesson based upon the keys being used for the various pieces being studied.  I am a firm believer in the importance of scales in the study of music. In the past, however, I would begin a lesson with the newest s ...
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Tutorial-for-“Berceuse”-“The-Scampering-Scarecrow”-Violin-Book

Tutorial-for-“Berceuse”-“The-Scampering-Scarecrow”-Violin-Book

Berceuse For Solo ViolinTeaching Strategy for "Berceuse" from "The Scampering Scarecrow" Violin BookI have always been a staunch believer in the value of scales in violin study.  For my own part, I have always warmed up with scales before a concert performance as it tends to solidi ...
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