North Texas Suzuki Association

Fundamental Violin Technique & The Audacity to Make a Difference
Jan 2021, 2018 in Euless, TX
at North Texas Suzuki Association

What

Fundamental Violin Technique & The Audacity to Make a Difference

Instructor: Ronda Cole,

Event Description

Dear Teachers,

I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing Ronda Cole to North Texas! Ronda Cole believes in stimulating the development of expressive talent right from the beginning stages. Her technical concepts reflect her ideas that technique should be made easy using balance and release as key components, so that the player can have their heart invested in musical expression rather than on technique. She also strongly believes that musical literacy can be fostered from the start, even in the Suzuki format.

I have been inspired by Ronda’s teaching for many years, and I am confident that participants will gain important and thought-provoking information, and discover valuable insights during our time with Ronda. Her ability to communicate is extraordinary; and her vision of excellence and artistry for every child calls teachers to action in their own studios.

There is something in this workshop for everyone! Violin and viola teachers who participate in the entire 10-hour course will be eligible to register training with the SAA as a 10 Hour Enrichment Course. You will need to bring your instruments to class every day.

Teachers of all instruments are welcome to join us in the afternoon for lively and engaging non-instrument specific teacher presentations and to watch Ronda bring her ideas to life in dynamic masterclasses for young violinists.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in January!

Charles Krigbaum
NTSA Teacher Development Chair

Example topics from The Audacity to Make a Difference:
Weight and Balance on Planet Earth
Don’t Hold the Violin
Fear Affects Technique Development & Musicality
Remedial Teaching: Psychology and Pedagogy
The Sound You Make is the Sound You Get!
Please Do What I Meant to Say
Sweaty Brain: “Thinking Hurts!”
The Robot Got You
Audacious Teaching
Going Up: Performance Standards

FEES

All sessions:
□ $175 NTSA member
Register by 12/15/2017

□ $200 NTSA member
Late Registration after 12/15/2017

□ $200 non-member*
(*includes a one-year NTSA membership)
Register by 12/15/2017

□ $225 non-member*
(*includes a one-year NTSA membership)
Late Registration after 12/15/2017

□ $15 registration fee* (encouraged, not required) for SAA members who wish to register this training as an Enrichment course with the SAA. You must be present and participate in all course hours to be eligible for SAA registration.

□ $100 All non-instrument specific presentations, and masterclass observation.
This is a partial registration and not eligible for Enrichment credit with the SAA.
Registration will remain open until the event date.

Contact for Event Information

For more information about this particular event contact:
Charles Krigbaum
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Trainer Information

Ronda Cole

Ronda Cole

Graduate of Eastman School of Music; Writer for the Violin Column of the American Suzuki Journal; recipient ASTA’s Leadership and Excellence award VA ASTA Teacher of the Year 2008; faculty of ASTA International Workshops in Austria, Switzerland, Hawaii, France, Scotland, Norway and Australia; Clinician in U.S., Canada, Central and South America; SAA Teacher Trainer; Presenter, Keynote speaker or Violin Coordinator at twelve S.A.A. Teacher’s Conferences: Presenter, Keynote speaker at Australian String Teachers Assn. in Cambura, Australia and Australian Suzuki Assn in Melbourne, Australia; Violin faculty at the University of Maryland; (formerly) Director of MM program in Performance with Specialization in Suzuki Pedagogy; Directs and teaches full time at the Northern Virginia Suzuki Music School. Director of the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute. Recently created a DVD called, “May I Help You Tune?”, to help parents/students learn to tune a violin, viola or cello.

Ronda believes in stimulating the development of expressive talent right from the beginning stages. Technique should be made easy using balance and release as key components, so that the player can have their heart invested in musical expression rather than on technique. Musical literacy can be fostered from the start, even in the Suzuki format.

When

Saturday, January 20 to Sunday, January 21, , 2018

Where

North Texas Suzuki Association

605 S. Main Street
Euless TX 76040
USA

More Info & Contact

Website: northtexassuzuki.org

Daina Volodka Staggs, President

Phone: 630-452-7972
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Katie McCown, Vice President

Phone: 817-681-4499
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