Want a taste of SST before you commit to a course?

Just want to learn more about an interesting topic?

Participate in as many masterclasses as you like, no strings attached!


Check regularly for new classes, dates and times!

All masterclasses are hands-on classes.
Please come prepared to participate and have fun!



Free May Masterclasses!


Help! I Have to Teach Double Bass!

Sunday, May 15, 7:00pm ET

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/


Bowing Technique Made Easy

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1:00pm ET

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12 Secrets to Fixing String Technique Problems

Thursday, May 26, 8:00pm ET

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Beginner String Technique Made Easy!


Saturday April 23rd, 2022 at 1:00pm ET


Do you feel like you spend too much time fixing too many hands?

Does it take you weeks or months to get your beginners started on their instruments?

Do you not have a reliable method for introducing bow hold and left hand that works quickly, consistently and successfully?

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way!

Come learn my quick and easy way to get beginners off to the right start and prevent common problems.

You don’t need an instrument. You don’t need to know how to play. All you need to do is bring a nice long pencil :).


12 Easy Solutions to the Most Common String-Playing Problems


Sunday, April 3rd, 7:00pm ET


Are you trying to solve technique problems with games and methods that don’t work?  If you aren’t having much success, chances are you aren’t addressing the real problem.

Bring your pencil and come learn the solutions that every string teacher should know!


Scales for Strings Made Easy



Thursday, March 10th, 8:00pm ET


Unsure about how to teach scales? Want to start teaching scales sooner?

Sometimes we avoid teaching scales because all the essential little skills involved can make it seem overwhelming, especially when teaching to a heterogeneous string classroom.

In this masterclass I’ll show you how to easily help your students play in any key and any position all on their own!



Demystifying Bowing


There are so many things the bow can do, which means that there are so many different aspects of bowing to teach and be aware of.

For example, where in the bow should I play? How much bow should I use? How much pressure? How fast or slow? Up-bow or down-bow?

If you aren’t a string player, it can be overwhelming. If you are a string player, it can still be overwhelming.

Bring your instrument and I will show you everything that you need to know to teach string students the bowing basics and beyond!



Secondary Instrument Clinics


Are you struggling with playing a secondary instrument? Are there aspects of string technique that challenge you? Perhaps you are a non-strings major teaching strings? Bring your instrument and I will do some hands-on troubleshooting, as well as answer all your questions!

This clinic is intended for those who already have some basic playing skills.


Why We Should Stop Saying High 2 and Low 2


Do you struggle with getting your students to understand high 2 and low 2?

Do you want to be able to easily teach your students to play in any key?

Would you like help your students learn to visualize the fingerboard so they can easily learn to shift and do position work on their own?

Bring a secondary instrument and I will show you how to make students understand high 2 and low 2, my four finger patterns every string student should know, and how to use my very simple scale system.


Celtic Fiddle Masterclass


Have you always wanted to play Celtic fiddle?  Maybe you have even wanted to teach fiddle music to your class?

Come and I will show you how to ornament a beautiful slow air.  I’ll also show you how to not sound like a classical musician!

Join me and start your lifelong addiction to Celtic music!