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Chester County String Studio

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Tips for teaching bow hold.how to hold the bow in orchestra - violin, viola, cello, bass. Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Music, Cello Lessons, Music Lessons, Cello Music, Ukelele, Guitar, Music Classroom, Classroom Ideas

Tip for teaching how to hold a bow

Last week was my first week of school and it feels great to be back in the classroom. My beginners brought their instruments for the very first time on Friday, and I taught them how to hold their bows and instruments. There are quite a few common mistakes students make when first learning to hold their bows. The big one is students who keep their thumbs straight instead of bent. In order to help students learn to keep their thumbs bent right from the start, I used stickers....and students…

Idea shared by Johanna Marcin on Facebook. This is the fuzzy side of Velcro strips spoiled to a cello bow as a tactile reminder of finger placement. Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Aids, Teaching Music, Cello Bow, Cello Music, Reggae Music, Pop Music, Violin Lessons, Music Lessons

Idea shared by Johanna Marcin on Facebook. This is the fuzzy side of Velcro strips spoiled to a cello bow as a tactile reminder of finger placement.

Before you can produce the smooth sound on violin viola cello or bass that attracted you to strings in the first place you have to overcome that tension in the bow hand. By James Reel The firs Cello Music, Violin Bow, Violin Sheet, Sheet Music, Cello Lessons, Music Lessons, Ukelele, Hands In The Air, Teaching Music

How to Overcome Bow-Hand and Bow-Arm Tension on Strings | Strings Magazine

Before you can produce the smooth sound on violin, viola, cello, or bass, that attracted you to strings in the first place, you have to overcome that tension in the bow hand.

This is my year teaching orchestra, and I'm still learning and discovering more efficient ways to teach students and take care of . Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Aids, Teaching Music, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Violin Lessons, Music Lessons, Ukelele, Music Classroom

First couple of weeks - new discoveries

This is my 12th year teaching orchestra, and I'm still learning and discovering more efficient ways to teach students and take care of daily teaching duties. Here are a few of my discoveries from the first couple weeks of school...wish I would have known this stuff earlier! 1. Putting tapes on instruments. I've posted before about the kind of tapes I use...car pinstripe tape: It takes a lot of time to put tapes on instruments. Some years I have let my more advanced students put tapes on the…

Violin Hacks & Bow Hold Helpers - Violin Sheet Music, Free PDFs, Video Tutorials & Expert Practice Tips! Cello Music, Violin Sheet Music, Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Music, Teaching Tips, Cello Lessons, Music Lessons, Violin Instrument, Ukelele

Violin Sheet Music - Free PDFs

Helping you bring out the best in your violin playing with beginner-intermediate level sheet music, expert practice tips, violin tutorials & free PDFs.

Check out these little bow critters for teaching strings! So cute and fun! Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Aids, Teaching Music, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Violin Lessons, Music Lessons, Music Classroom, Classroom Ideas

Another Fun Find for String Teachers - BOW CRITTERS

GUESS WHAT I FOUND!!?? I was browsing Amazon.com the other day and found these cute little 'Wine Watchers Wine Charms'... They remind...

I work on bow hold a LOT in lessons because it is foundational to producing a beautiful tone. But even when my students have learned a correct, relaxed bow hand posture, that ease doesn’t always tr… Violin Songs, Violin Sheet Music, Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Music, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Music Lessons For Kids, Music For Kids, Cello Bow

For Better Tone: Hang Like a Monkey

I work on bow hold a LOT in lessons because it is foundational to producing a beautiful tone. But even when my students have learned a correct, relaxed bow hand posture, that ease doesn’t always translate into the bow arm. To get the maximum tone, the bow elbow should generally rest slightly below the wrist. If…

Rabbit bow hold Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Music, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Violin Bow, Cello, Teaching Techniques, Blog Pictures, Music For Kids

Rabbit Bow Hold

Draw dots with a marker on the right hand. (Bow hand) ~Two eyes on the very tip of thumb (and a smile just for fun) ~one dot on each of the two middle fingers (between the two knuckles) “Stan…

I put a colorful rubber band around the frog for my students that have trouble keeping their middle two fingers down. Cello Music, Violin Sheet Music, Reggae Music, Pop Music, Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Music, Violin Lessons, Music Lessons, Violin Bow

Bow Hold Hack

I put a colorful rubber band around the frog for my students that have trouble keeping their middle two fingers down.

Another pinner said: "Orchestra Classroom Ideas: My favorite and most fun bow game/exercise - Pennies!" Looks interesting! Piano Y Violin, Cello Music, Violin Sheet Music, Violin Bow, Cello Art, Violin Songs, Teaching Orchestra, Teaching Music, Cello Lessons

My favorite and most fun bow game/exercise - Pennies!

Bow games are a big part of my daily routine in beginning orchestra and I have students do bow games every day for many months. That means ...