Recruiting and Developing Violists in your School Orchestra

Recruiting and Developing Violists in your School Orchestra

While teaching viola is slightly different than teaching the other string instruments, it’s not more difficult. Below are a few suggestions for helping the school orchestra teacher develop violists, including recruitment ideas, technical assistance, and ways to fully engage violists in rehearsals – and your program.

Recruitment

First, we must recruit violists.

Help Your Student Teacher – and Your Program

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As a cooperating teacher, you play a huge role in the developmentand futureof your student teacher. At the same time, the best mentors also leverage their student teachers to be great allies and valuable colleagues. I have served both as a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor, and it has been a privilege to work with many fantastic mentors in both capacities.