Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute

Viola Technique and Pedagogy
Aug 1418, 2017 in Waterloo, ON
at Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute


Viola Technique and Pedagogy

Instructor: Julia Hardie,

Event Description

Suzuki viola teacher-trainer, Julia Hardie will teach this 10 hour enrichment course emphasizing both the differences and the commonalities in playing and teaching viola and violin. What differences in technique should be addressed from an early level and age, and what difference should wait to be addressed until the student approaches their full growth?

This course will be of interest to experienced violists and to violinists who have already established a viola program, or who are considering adding Suzuki viola to their studio or program. Additional topics include viola recruitment, instrument sizing, ways to include violas with other instruments, and much more. Julia will bring videos of lessons and performances of her home students.

Bring a viola to play and if possible also bring a violin.

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Trainer Information

Julia Hardie

Julia Hardie is the founder and director of the Central Texas String Academy in Waco, Texas. Julia is a Suzuki Association of the Americas viola teacher trainer. Her background includes a DMA in Viola from the U. of Iowa under William, Preucil, Sr. and study with violists, Bruno Giuranna and Paul Doktor. Julia has served on the faculties of NM St. U. and Baylor U, as conductor of the Waco Youth Orchestra, and is past president of the North Texas Suzuki Association. Currently, in addition to her full studio of Suzuki viola and violin students, Julia is assistant principal violist of the Waco Symphony. She often presents workshops where she is an advocate for starting viola study at an early age, and she teaches at Suzuki Institutes throughout the country.


Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18, , 2017


Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute

Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W
Waterloo ON N2L 3C5

Phone: 519-240-6995
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