Viola & Violin

Balancing from the Center Clearing the Path to Fluid Left Hand Technique for Violinists and Violists

November 1, 2016 by Ellen Kogut

Introduction Left hand balance, or the natural and efficient distribution of weight among the fingers, is an important element of string playing. It contributes to comfort, facility, and consistency of intonation. It is also essential to proper form for extensions and… Read more ▶

Inspiration and Connection at the 2015 Leadership Retreat

May 29, 2015 by Barbara Balatero, Heather Watson Hardie, Samara Humbert-Hughes, Laura Nerenberg, Alice Ann O'Neill, Kathleen Schoen, Danette Schuh, Rafael Videira

For many Suzuki teachers, SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats are the best way to kick off summer. Packed full of inspiration and camaraderie, these events are not to be missed! Read more ▶

Digital Downloads of Suzuki Recordings

January 25, 2013

We are very excited to let you know that this summer Suzuki recordings will become available at Alfred.com/downloads, and eventually on iTunes and Amazon. Read more ▶

High Notes Getting to Know Your Horsehair

January 17, 2013 by Susan Baer

Have you ever imagined what the horse that donated its tail for your bow hair looks like? Where does it live? Is it a mare or a stallion? Here are some interesting facts that might help you get to know your horse. Read more ▶

High Notes The Case of the Dubious Identity

November 8, 2012 by Susan Baer

Sometimes determining the credible identity of an instrument’s maker can seem like the plot of a detective novel full of intrigue and deception. In an age where scientific advancements are making it possible to solve crimes of yore through DNA testing, similar discoveries are taking place in the world of stringed instruments. Read more ▶

High Notes Off to a Great Start

September 18, 2012 by Susan Baer

Embarking on the journey to mastery of a stringed instrument requires a certain degree of courage, even when starting firmly entrenched in the belief that every child can. Read more ▶

Two Books Added to the SAA Store

September 21, 2011

Group Lessons for Suzuki Violin and Viola By Carolyn McCall Book, 84 pages, $12.95 Group lesson ideas for violin and viola, organized by book level and technique/skill. Focus on Suzuki Piano: Creative and Effective Ideas for Teachers and Parents By Mary Craig Powell Book, 76 pages,… Read more ▶

Core units being offered soon

December 13, 2007

Violin/Viola Practicum, The Hartt School, CT Flute Book 5, Brookline Music School, MA Flute Book 2 and 4, Music Institute of Chicago, IL Read more ▶

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