Western Springs School of Talent Education

Musicality from the beginning
Viola, Violin
Jun 5 and 6, 2020 in Western Springs, IL
at Western Springs School of Talent Education


Musicality from the beginning: Viola, Violin

Instructor: Edward Kreitman,

Event Contact

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Phone: 708-207-1008

Event Description

The course will look at the skills that we can teach from Twinkle through Bach Bouree to develop musicality in our students playing. Bow control, bow speed, bow division, bow articulations, tonalization, intonation, phrasing and vibrato. Students move through a process of imitation to independence in figuring out their note groupings and phrasing in their pieces. Musical concepts from the book “Sound in Motion” by David McGill will be discussed.

Course full.

Trainer Information

Edward Kreitman

Edward Kreitman is the founder and Director of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. Mr. Kreitman received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University where he studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Doris Preucil and Almita Vamos. In 1986 , he studied with Dr. Suzuki at the Talent Education Summer School in Matsumoto, Japan.

Mr. Kreitman has served the SAA in many capacities including a member of the Board of Directors, Violin Committee, Teacher Development team and as Coordinator for several National Suzuki Teacher Conferences. Edward Kreitman enjoys an international reputation as a registered Teacher Trainer of the SAA and is the author of “Teaching from the Balance Point: A Guide for Suzuki Parents, Teachers and Students” and “Teaching with an Open Heart: A guide to developing Conscious Musicianship.” Edward Kreitman was the 2019 recipient of the IL ASTA Studio Teacher of the Year Award.


June 5 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM continuing June 6 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time


This event will be held online.

Western Springs School of Talent Education

1106 Chestnut St
Western Springs IL 60558

Phone: 708-246-9309
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