It is time for a new string pedagogy. We have learned a lot from the great violin pedagogues, like Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, Mimi Zweig and George Bornoff. But in addition to their groundbreaking ideas, I have found that the teaching of many techniques can be made even simpler. So simple in fact, that success can be almost instant. This new pedagogy is based on finding the core of every string technique so that understanding and success is almost immediate….
This is a follow-up to my post and video, Make a Virtual Orchestra Video in 3 Easy Steps. Yes, I know we are all finally done all our videos, and we never want to mix another audio file ever again! … Read More
Still teaching virtually? Some of us are actually finished teaching already, but many of us still have a month to go! Running out of things to do online? You’ve overused Kahoot? You’re just too fried to be creative? Here’s … Read More
Are you intimidated by the idea of making your own virtual orchestra video? Chances are, if you are already making audio recordings with your students, and you know how to do some basic video editing, you have all the skills … Read More
As music teachers, we instinctively know that creating a safe space for our students to learn is vitally important to the success and mental health of our students. We regularly promote to our students the importance of accepting each other … Read More
Are you wasting time online trying to get your string students to move this way or that so you can clearly see what they are doing? Are you often confused by which way to ask your students to turn? Maybe … Read More
Tune in to The Low 2 Show with Stephen Taperek and listen to my very first podcast interview! You’ll learn a few teaching tips that will help you save time and make your students more independent, and a little … Read More
Teach bow hold exercises the smart way! You probably already teach bow hold exercises when you teach beginners, but do you know how crucial bow hold exercises are to the foundation of your students’ technique? I often find that … Read More