Violin and Viola: Back to School Tips

Violin-Viola Back to School Tips

Summer is never long enough – I always have great plans that I hope to accomplish when I “get more time” – but somehow the list never gets completed. Today I’d like to share some back-to-school tips for starting first year string students and for helping your returning students to shake off the cobwebs.

Beginning String Orchestra Tips

Jim Schulz Beginning Strings

I have taught instrumental music for 38 years – covering ages 4 to adult – but middle school has always been a part of my teaching assignment. One technique that has proven very beneficial for me has been to embellish our lessons with a little humor and silliness.