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Why is continuous development important for instrumental teachers?

Why is continuous development important for instrumental teachers?

Apr23
We all know that instrumental teaching can be quite an isolated job. Whether you teach from your own home, hire a studio or work in education establishment you are likely in most instances to spend lots of time without the support of other professionals that teach your discipline. Many are

Kato Havas_ESTA

Kato Havas – A New Approach

Feb27
On December 31st 2018, the string world received the sad news that Kato Havas had passed away. Kato was an inspiration to many generations of violinists, leaving behind a legacy of knowledge and wisdom with regards to string playing that can be handed down to future generations. But who was

Nannie Jamieson

The Red Hot Magnet’s legacy, still encouraging us to ‘Play better, teach better’

Feb14
Nannie Jamieson and the Nutshell Fund It is probably safe to say that without the hard work and dedication of Nannie Jamieson, the UK branch of ESTA would not have been as successful as it now is. The foundations she created have proved excellent for future generations of ESTA UK

Paul Rolland

Paul Rolland

Feb01
As a string teacher in the UK, I frequently have been exposed to workshops and training in ideas that stem from the work of Sheila Nelson, developed in 1976 after joining the Tower Hamlets String Teaching Project. So much of the string teaching literature currently in vogue in the UK

Outside the comfort zone

Outside the comfort zone

Dec27
‘It is a grounding experience to place yourself in the shoes of your students, even if only for 25 minutes!’ Practising what you preach I am a firm believer in practising what you preach, and sometimes this can lead me into some potentially stressful situations. Within my work as a