String Workshop

String Workshop
Learning to play and teach string instruments; survey of instructional materials, emphasis on violin and viola.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 375A
Course Outcomes

Performing on a Stringed Instrument

Demonstrate the ability to play with expression simple tunes, with proper playing position, tone quality, intonation, and rhythmic accuracy on all four orchestral instruments.

String Skills and Techniques

Demonstrate ability to identify skills and techniques common to all string instruments.

Effective Sequencing and Instruction

Demonstrate ability to effectively sequence and instruct these fundamental skills.

Diagnosing Technical and Aural Problems

Demonstrate ability to diagnose technical problems and propose remedial strategies. This includes developing and improving the necessary aural skills needed for effective string teaching.

The Role of String Instruction

Demonstrate an enthusiasm for and understanding of the role of orchestra/string instruction in the K-12 school music curriculum as a means of realizing a comprehensive music education.


Develop the professional skills, traits, and behaviors expected of a professional music educator.

Pedagogues and Movements in String Education

Students will know selected string pedagogues, and demonstrate ability to identify important movements in string education.

Spiritually Strengthining

Discover ways to appropriately teach by the Spirit in a secular educational setting (D&C 50:13-22).