Developing the Ear from the First Lesson
Viola, Violin
Jun 30 and Jul 2, 2020 in W. Hartford, CT, CT
at Studio of Teri Einfeldt


Developing the Ear from the First Lesson: Viola, Violin

Instructor: Teri Einfeldt,

Event Description

This course will generate concrete activities for developing the ear throughout the journey of learning the violin/viola using the Suzuki Method. As we know, this is one of the key tenets of the philosophy and yet, seems to be the least developed in many students. The activities will cover using the voice early in the learning process, one step at a time including singing one note, matching pitch, to reproducing entire songs or pieces.  Learning to play from the inside out is a skill that needs to be nurtured continually. The ability to hear the music to be learned in one’s head prior to beginning to learn a piece makes everyone’s job, including the students,’ much simpler.  The course will include how to connect the ear to the instrument, directing the child’s ears for more focused listening, which will result in more musical and technical understanding from the Pre-Twinkle stage, following the student’s journey through the repertoire.

Course full.

Trainer Information

Teri Einfeldt

Teri Einfeldt is chair of the Suzuki department and adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School An SAA registered teacher trainer, Teri is a frequent clinician at workshops and institutes throughout the United States Teri has taught at International Conferences in Australia, Italy, and Japan.


June 30 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM continuing July 2 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time


This event will be held online.

Studio of Teri Einfeldt

29 Calvin Rd.
W. Hartford, CT CT 06110

Phone: 860-833-3992
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