AST Journal - May 2020

Volume 70, Number 2


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The National String Project Consortium: Insights into Twenty Years of String Music Education
By Elizabeth A. Reed and James Przygocki

String Projects help hone musicianship and technique for the art of teaching. String Projects not only have a powerful influence on stringed instrument music educators, but also instill the joy of music making for children in a wide variety of settings.

Expanding Practice Habits: Customizable Templates to Foster Musical Growth for the Comprehensive Musician
By Matthew Rotjan and George Nicholson


The templates presented in this article provide teachers with resources to help their students develop healthy practice habits.

Playing and Teaching with Double Joints
By Amber Dahlén Peterson


Hypermobility in students should be addressed at an early age, if possible, so students can have a healthy musical development.

Creating a Judgment-Free Environment: Strategies for the Classroom, Ensemble, and Applied Studio
By Mercedes Yvonne Lysaker


While the concept of a judgment-free environment may appeal to many music educators, that abstract idea does not always translate into concrete, practical strategies.

A Guide to Including Young Harpists in Student Chamber Music Settings
By Jacqueline Pollauf

It is important for student harpists to take advantage of opportunities in chamber music and develop into well-rounded musicians.

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