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What is a Hub?

What is a hub?

Dec 13
The autumn edition of ‘arco’ (vol 44 no 4) has a lengthy article by Matthew Gunn (Cambridgeshire), in which he outlines the role and impact of a Music Education HUB – ‘From the Hub- making music education matter’. This article is well worth reading in full, but here are some of
Approaches to String Teaching - Colourstrings

Approaches to String Teaching – Colourstrings

Nov 27
In autumn 2011, the ESTA UK magazine ‘arco’ started a series of articles exploring the various teaching methods that were then in vogue in the UK. Many of these methods and approaches are highly successful and form the backbone of teacher training and practice in this country, and indeed across
Approaches to String Teaching - Suzuki

Approaches to String Teaching – Suzuki

Nov 21
In autumn 2011, the ESTA UK magazine ‘arco’ started a series of articles exploring the various teaching methods that were then in vogue in the UK. Many of these methods and approaches are highly successful and form the backbone of teacher training and practice in this country, and indeed across
The use of graded examinations in teaching?

The use of graded examinations in teaching?

Nov 12
With the autumn edition of ‘arco’ out (vol 44 no 4), it was interesting to see the article ‘2020 ABRSM string syllabus – development in progress’. In it, five of the string consultants for the new examination syllabus outlined their views on the enormous task set for them to suggest
Modern Progress

Modern Progress??

Nov 09
Whilst looking through back issues of ‘ESTA news and views’ (the precursor to ‘arco’ for the uninitiated), I came across a rather interesting article by Elizabeth Waterfield, dating from September 1981 – ‘On the use of mechanical aids in string teaching’. (ESTA News and Views volume 6 no 2). In