Teaching Tips: Murphy's Laws for Beginning String Teachers

by Carol Purdy

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1. Start rehearsal with MUSIC, not talk. Even while tuning, you can have students play long tones on the A string or an A minor chord while you are tuning others. Next, play through an easy selection or a favorite “review” piece from a previous concert. Then make your announcements, take attendance, and continue with the rest of the music in your rehearsal plan...

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