Ronda Cole

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 Canberra, 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.

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Ask the Experts 12 Musicality

January 20, 2010 by Ronda Cole

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the 12th installment. When and how do we start teaching musicianship and not just performance skills? This question deserves a… Read more ▶

New Violin Books and Recordings

August 1, 2008 by Ronda Cole, Lorraine Fink, Karen-Michele Kimmett, Allen Lieb, Doris Preucil, Sanford Reuning

The SAA Violin Committee presents a comprehensive overview of the newly published Suzuki Violin School Volumes 1, 2 and 3 and their recordings. The committee outlines the history and mechanics of the revision process, and the procedure for the compilation,… Read more ▶

The Courage to Make a Difference

The Courage to Make a Difference

Pinocchio Syndrome

Pinocchio Syndrome

Hug and Hug Back

Hug and Hug Back

Hold and Pull

Hold and Pull

Remedial Teaching

Remedial Teaching

Unit 1 Outline

Unit 1 Outline

annotated violin outline Read more ▶

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