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Fall Workshop

August 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Explore how the Bornoff Method can be incorporated into classroom and studio teaching, with the President of Foundation for the Advancement of String Education Debbie Lyle.

George Bornoff’s first books, Finger Patterns, Fun for Fiddle Fingers, and Patterns in Position provide an enormous amount of material to use in the orchestra classroom or private lesson. Our fall workshop will provide the opportunity for teachers of all levels to explore Bornoff philosophy and materials in a practical setting.

Bring your instruments! In fact, we recommend that you bring your second or third instrument! Ample hands-on time will be provided so you can experience the work as your students would. We’ll provide detailed guidance on ways to integrate Bornoff’s philosophy and materials into your existing teaching, and discuss practical applications for the classroom such as assessment and multi-level teaching.

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8:30: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00: Session I – String Cycles – So Much More than Warm-Ups!
10:30: Break
10:45: Session II – Finger and Tonal Patterns – Building Intonation and Rhythmic Confidence
12:00: Lunch
12:45: General Membership Meeting
1:30: Break
1:45: Session III – Unison Solos for the Orchestra – Inspiring Phrasing from the Start
2:45: Break
3:00: Session IV – Wrap up discussion – Will be shaped by the needs of the participants
4:00: End


August 27, 2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Arizona State University
50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States