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7 Ways to Break Out of That Classroom Rut

These simple exercises can help keep your teaching fresh and your students engaged

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A Foundation Built on Positive Reinforcement

Private lessons: When students have the discipline and interest to succeed, the right tools and a positive approach can bring out their best

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Passion, Mutual Respect & A ‘No-Fail’ Environment

The conservatory approach: Students excel when honored and given the confidence to succeed 

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Setting the Classroom Standard: Curiosity, Safety & Connection

The community school model: When cultivating relationships with students, try to tap a student’s creativity

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6 Ways for the Non-Bassist to Teach Double Bass

What the non-bassist string teacher needs to know about equipment, instruction, & direction

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Teaching Cello Stretch Position Can Just Be a Matter of Timing

Once a student is ready, introducing stretching concepts in the right order can be the key to progress

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Building the Foundation of Good Technique—Minus the Boredom

4 ways to develop a fresh approach to teaching scales and arpeggios

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Decoding Dyslexia. This Cognitive Disorder Need Not Impede Students

String students with learning disabilities can be taught—if the teacher learns the signs

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Let the Violin Family’s Middle Voice Sing in School Orchestras

5 ways to unlock the viola’s potential for your students

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3 Reasons to Start a Baroque Ensemble at Your School

Playing ancient music can optimize learning in the modern classroom

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