OMEA Amplify 2020

Date: TBA

Online event

Come and attend my clinic at the OMEA online conference. Sponsored by the Ontario Strings Association.

Simplify String Playing Through Music Theory

Teaching beginner and intermediate string players to navigate the fingerboard successfully can be time-consuming and challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! Linking some basic music theory to fingering concepts early in a string player’s experience helps them build a mental map of the fingerboard. This can make skills, such as playing in different keys, shifting and reading accidentals, much easier for you to teach. Discover simple ways you can link theory to string playing to help your students play with greater accuracy, and progress more quickly into more challenging and rewarding repertoire.

OMEA Opus 100 2019

Friday, November 8th – 9th, 2019

Delta Hotels Airport and Conference Centre

SmartMusicTeacher is once again attending the Ontario Music Educator’s Association conference  Come and browse Smart String Teacher publications, check out the pre-launch of Smart Music Theory, take advantage of conference-only special pricing. Enter to win a jar of ‘I Love Strings’ buttons for your students!  I’m also available to help troubleshoot your string classroom challenges. See you there!

OMEA Counterpoint 2018

Friday, November 2nd – 3rd, 2018

Hamilton Convention Centre, Sheraton Hamilton

SmartMusicTeacher has a last-minute booth at the Ontario Music Educator’s Association annual conference!  Come and check out the latest SMT Publications, and shop talk strings!  See you there!

Spring String Conference – Ontario Strings Association, Toronto

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

North Toronto Collegiate, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Visit SmartMusicTeacher at the Ontario Strings Association Spring String Conference!  Not only will I have a booth so you can browse my publications, I will be doing two clinics.  Find out more and register on their website!

Teaching Fingering, Intonation and Shifting Without Fear

Have you ever wondered why students find it difficult to understand fingering, intonation, or shifting when learning to play a stringed instrument?  Have you ever wished that you could simplify fingering, intonation, and shifting so that students can understand it right away? This workshop will present many new ideas for teaching these skills in simple and effective ways that will make teaching technique exciting and fun.

Teaching Celtic Fiddling in the String Classroom

Have you wanted to teach fiddle tunes, but weren’t sure how to go about it?  Do you feel that fiddle tunes are just ‘for fun,’ and you’re not sure what else to do with them?   What value is there in teaching a simple tune? Well, it turns out that there are SO many things you can teach with just 16 bars of music, and you don’t have to be a master at fiddling to do so.