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Curso para professores de cordas

22 Abril, 2017:08:00 - 23 Abril, 2017:17:00

Fun and inspiring music for young string players – String Time with Kathy and David Blackwell”

An interactive and varied presentation by Kathy and David Blackwell, authors of Fiddle Time and related books for young string players. Presentation of teaching ideas and repertoire, activities and games to try with your pupils, new pieces to play. Suitable for violin, viola and cello teachers. 

Participants must need to bring their instruments!


Morning: The Musical String Starter

This workshop for teachers will present imaginative ideas designed to develop general musical skills as well as specific areas of technique in a young string player. It includes pulse and rhythm games, ideas for teaching left- and right-hand techniques, activities to build listening and music-reading skills and a variety of easy motivational pieces drawn from Kathy and David’s Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time Starters books. This workshop is suitable for violin, viola and cello teachers looking for ideas to help build confidence and success in their pupils. Bring your instrument and join in.


1. Group discussion and presentation of ideas for teaching more established players. Discussion to share teaching ideas, followed by a presentation of technical ideas drawn from our material, including Scale books, etc.

2. Ensemble: This workshop will explore imaginative ways to develop ensemble playing. It will demonstrate simple ways into ensemble playing with a variety of pieces, it will explore techniques and tips for a good rehearsal, and will offer the chance to play some imaginative repertoire at different levels. Bring your instrument (including double bass!) for a fun musical experience!

Sobre os professores Kathy e David

Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years’ experience of teaching violin and viola. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals, and a contributor to the accompanying book All Together! Teaching music in groups (ABRSM, 2004). She has worked for Music Services and privately and her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time with her husband, David.

David Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), studied music at Edinburgh University and then worked in music publishing. He now works as a freelance composer, arranger and music editor. He has written educational music for children, including the string books with Kathy, and collections of piano music, published in the UK by ABRSM (Piano Mix and Piano Star). His choral music is published in the UK and America, and he has also written and edited organ music for Oxford University Press. He is series editor for ABRSM’s forthcoming sets of woodwind examination pieces.


22 Abril, 2017:08:00
23 Abril, 2017:17:00
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