Greater Washington Suzuki Institute

Book Four to Mendelssohn, Can it be Done? From Intermediate to Advanced Violinist Technical and Musical Ideas How to incorporate them into the Suzuki environment
Jun 2024, 2022 in Alexandria, VA
at Greater Washington Suzuki Institute


Book Four to Mendelssohn, Can it be Done? From Intermediate to Advanced Violinist Technical and Musical Ideas How to incorporate them into the Suzuki environment

Instructor: Timothy Durbin

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Event Description

This course will look at the intermediate violinist who is finishing Suzuki book four and discuss what skills they currently have, what they need to continue to develop at an advanced pace, and how to become an advanced violinist performing at the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto level.

Topics include: advanced tonalizations, pitch placement, incorporating group class and violin chamber music, micro-phrasing, musical sensitivity and imagination, rhythmic integrity, rote approach to technical development of the right hand and left hand, how and when to use supplemental pieces, what can/cannot be learned technically and musically from the upper Suzuki literature, and creating a self-driven positive learner. Also, discussions of how we as teachers can ensure a total environment that includes all areas of development the student needs to become a complete violinist and musician.

Price: $275.00

9 enrolled out of 20 maximum.

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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 1000 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, June 20 to Friday, June 24, , 2022


Greater Washington Suzuki Institute

3301 Netherton Dr.
NOVA Alexandria Campus-Fine Arts Building
Alexandria VA 22311

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Adrienne Rene Caravan, Business Director

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David Strom, Musical/Educational Director

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Stephanie Flack, Musical/Educational Director

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