New Tool for Music Educators: The Comprehensive String Pedagogy & Curriculum

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New Tool for Music Educators: The Comprehensive String Pedagogy & Curriculum

05-19-2021

The new Comprehensive String Pedagogy & Curriculum (CSPC) has been written by Richard Young of the Vermeer Quartet as an in-depth tool for Sistema-inspired youth orchestra teachers, conductors, and administrators. A longtime admirer of José Antonio Abreu, Young has taught extensively throughout Latin America, Europe, and the U.S. His CSPC provides a disciplined and detailed framework that stresses consistency and continuity without dumbing down great music or dampening creativity. To support strong teaching, technique fundamentals for each instrument are presented in concise bullet points. When students’ technical approaches are similar, their orchestras are more likely to achieve a unified musical outcome. CSPC contains 73 classical and popular pieces for Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced players, with fingerings and bowings in every string part that are both practical and musical. Engaging background information and insights accompany each piece, because when teachers are inspired, they are more likely to inspire their students. CSPC is available from Ovation Press.

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