In November, 2012 I was asked to speak, as a Suzuki Teacher Trainer in violin to the String Pedagogy class at Colorado State University, here in Fort Collins. The talk I gave was about the progression and development of the skills necessary to successfully fulfill the requirements of the Suzuki Violin School Books 1 through 4.
These core ideas I covered during my presentation were:
- Developing good intonation;
- Developing successful and pleasing use of the bow;
- Developing successful note reading skills;
- An overview of the desired level of achievement for the repertoire.
In the coming weeks, I’ll publish some of these core ideas to my blog to share with any readers who may be interested. Stay tuned!