Preparing for Carl Flesch
Jun 27 and 28, 2020 in Plano
at North Texas School of Talent Education


Preparing for Carl Flesch: Violin

Instructor: Charles Krigbaum,

Event Contact

Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 469-556-4071

Event Description

Nearly a century after its initial publication, Carl Flesch’sScale Systemremains one of the most imminent works in violin pedagogy. This comprehensive collection of exercises features the 24 Major and minor scales, with an emphasis on both double-stops and arpeggios. This seminar will examine how to break down the challenges in this book to their most embryonic form (intonation, shifting, rhythm, knowledge of the fingerboard and positions, string crossing, bow speed and weight, contact points, and tone production), and will illustrate how to present this material to students so that all can benefit from the technical foundation it can build. When teachers develop an organized approach to teaching scale studies, students can experience breakthroughs in their technique and new possibilities emerge. Example scale sequences for students studying in Suzuki Books 4 – 8 will be shared. 

Course full.

Trainer Information

Charles Krigbaum

Charles Krigbaum is the Founder and Co-Director of the North Texas School of Talent Education, a private Suzuki violin and viola program now located in Parker, TX. He is a Teacher Trainer for the SAA, and has proudly served on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Suzuki Association in many roles.


June 27 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM continuing June 28 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (GMT -6:00) Central Time


This event will be held online.

North Texas School of Talent Education

3204 Kingsbridge Drive

Phone: 469-556-4071
[javascript protected email address]

The SAA sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.