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

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


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Drop-in Clinics


Have questions about teaching beginner to intermediate strings? Need help playing a stringed instrument? Maybe you just need moral support?

Whether you are a string player or especially if you are not, I love helping teachers succeed at teaching strings. Come and I’ll help you troubleshoot your problems. And you’ll get ideas from the other teachers too!

Every drop-in clinic is different, and everyone, including me, comes away with new insights and valuable tips. So, bring your instrument and join us!


Intonation for Strings Made Easy


Do you have trouble getting your students to play in tune? Do they struggle with remembering where to put their fingers? Are you limited in repertoire because they can’t successfully play in different keys?

Intonation, especially in the beginning, can be a challenge on string instruments.

Let me show you how to set a solid foundation for intonation. You’ll have your students playing in tune in any key quickly and easily!

Bring an instrument and join us!


Beginner String Technique Made Easy!


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


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



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!





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!