Developing students from the intermediate to advanced level
Musical and technical ideas that work.: Violin
Jul 31Aug 4, 2017 in Ypsilanti, MI
at PhoenixPhest Grande Suzuki Institute


Developing students from the intermediate to advanced level: Musical and technical ideas that work.: Violin

Instructor: Timothy Durbin,

Event Description

Many times the student reaches the intermediate level and then their tonal, technical and musical growth slows and they find the upper books to be too challenging and hard. This leads to frustration and lessened motivation. What can we do as teachers to quickly and efficiently help the student develop the skills needed to continue to develop rapidly and reach the advanced level of playing technically and musically?

This course will present tonal, technical and musical fundamentals in a rote fashion to help the student lay the foundation to an advanced technique. Permutational ideas of Galamian, Starker, Dounis, Sevcik and Schradieck will be presented in a time saving, condensed way that allows the student to not get bogged down in playing through page after page of material and yet advance quickly.

Topics include:

— How to teach advanced ideas through review, rote exercises, permutational exercises, and finding what is in the literature to teach and then how to teach it.

— How to use the combination of the repertoire and private lesson class to your advantage in developing the student to the advanced level.

— Discussion of the principles behind the technical exercises and how to develop your own targeted exercises for your students.

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Trainer Information

Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin’s unique brand of teaching excellence makes him one of the most sought-after clinicians/conductors throughout the world. With infectious enthusiasm and inspired musicianship, he brings smiles and laughter to students throughout the United States and around the world.  His dynamic teaching career includes over 800 workshops and institutes! His performance and teaching career stretches across the United States and Canada into Bermuda, Germany, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, and he has recorded two CDs, including the complete chamber music of Marcel Dupre for the Naxos label. He has been appointed principal conductor of the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra beginning with the 2016 season. He has directed the South Dakota and Montana All State Orchestras. He is the holder of the American Suzuki Institute Suzuki Chair Award for 2013. Terry Durbin is also an accomplished composer and notable arranger.


Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, , 2017


PhoenixPhest Grande Suzuki Institute

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti MI 48197

Phone: 1-888-929-4383
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