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String Pedagogy Day 2019

Nancy Hair, Suzuki cello teacher trainer
Nancy Hair, Suzuki cello teacher trainer

Sunday, Nov. 17,  9:45 am - 3:30 pm, Fine Arts Center Music wing


Elizabeth Chang, coordinator (UMass Violin faculty)

Featuring renowned Suzuki string teacher trainers Allen Lieb, Winifred Crock, and Nancy Hair.

Please join us for a day of presentations and a panel with three of the top Suzuki trainers in the country!

Click for Info Sheet (pdf) & short Online Registration form


Schedule & fees:

10:00-11:15  Session 1

  • Allen Lieb: Basic Set-Up for the Violin Beginner at Any Age
  • Nancy Hair: Cello Set-Up for Cello Beginners at Any Age
  • Winifred Crock: Learning by Ear, Learning by Rote in the 21st Century: New concepts and approaches to learning in the Suzuki lesson, group class or classroom


11:30-12:45  Session 2

  • Allen Lieb: Using the Suzuki Method in a School Setting for String Students
  • Winifred Crock: Creating a "Can't Fail" Environment Through Preparation, Preview and Review
  • Nancy Hair: Parents as Partners!


12:45-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:30  Combined Panel Discussion
Sharing the Legacy of Dr. Suzuki

Fees (lunch included):
Regular: $75
Current Student: $35
Checks should be made payable to "University of Massachusetts" with "Pedagogy" in the memo line. Send checks to:
Colleen Wetzel
Fine Arts Center, Rm. 267
151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Click for Info Sheet (pdf) and short Online Registration form