Bow Development from Twinkle to Mendelssohn
Viola, Violin
Jan 1415, 2017 in Mountain View, CA 94040
at Suzuki Music Association of California


Bow Development from Twinkle to Mendelssohn: Viola, Violin

Instructor: Cathryn Lee,

Event Description

Teachers, bring your violin or viola and prepare to meet the Panda! Beginning with the simplest games and exercises for the Pre-Twinkler, we will take our bow arms on a life long journey beginning towards the most advanced bowing techniques in the violin literature. Experience the magic as we bend our knees and circle, tic tock land and stop, and jellyfish our way from staccato to sautille.

From past participants:
“I was amazed at how Mrs. Lee’s classes improved my own playing, not to mention my teaching.” Playing advanced repertoire has never felt this easy before. It’s like using the bow is almost effortless.”
“Cathy Lee is the queen of the bow.”

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Course full.

Trainer Information

Cathryn Lee

Cathryn S. Lee A world-renowned teacher trainer, Cathryn has taught and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, SAA and ISA conferences, at the first International Teacher Trainer Conference in 2009, and the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Japan in 2013. She is a guest lecturer in String Pedagogy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Cathryn is the author of Bow Exercises, Bow Strokes and Bow Stroke Excerpts for Violin books. In 1977, Cathryn founded the Suzuki Music Studio of San Francisco. She is the Artistic Consultant for the Northern California Suzuki Institute. Cathryn has a BA and MA in performance and composition, and a teaching certificate from Dr. Suzuki. She and her husband raised two sons Whit, an actor/violinist in New York City and Corin, a graduate of the Juilliard School and Yale University currently a violinist in ETHEL quartet.


Saturday, January 14 to Sunday, January 15, , 2017


Suzuki Music Association of California

266 Escuela Ave
Mountain View, CA 94040

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