AUSTA News 2022

Workshop in bow-guiding

April 1st, 2022 by AUSTA Conference

Workshop in bow-guiding Presenter: Yvonne Frye  In this workshop participants will experience very practically, how to established a balanced bow hand (violin) by manual work of the teacher. In an almost physiotherapist way of working, we will look into different supporting grips. With the help of those grips, the student will be able to play smooth bow changes with a good core in the sound. Those grips will help to establish a balanced bow hold with beginners (children and adult players) but are a valuable tool in remedial teaching, too. Furthermore, we will look into different bow techniques like spiccato…


Teaching Boys and Girls, do they Learn Differently?

April 1st, 2022 by AUSTA Conference

Teaching Boys and Girls, do they Learn Differently? Presenter: Yvonne Frye This lecture brings to the focus the question:  when boys and girls learn differently, how should the teaching strategies be changed? We will have a look into the different brain structure and also how hormones effect learning. Often, educational institutions are more suitable for girls. Teachers are often women and sometimes the awareness for the differences of how boys and girls are learning is missing. The lecture offers boy friendly teaching strategies and clarifies what it means to teach in a boy friendly environment.


Musical Talent – What is it?

April 1st, 2022 by AUSTA Conference

Musical Talent – What is it? Presenter: Yvonne Frye The word talent in music is sometimes used with very fixed ideas of what it is. Often labels are put to children in classes: talented – not so talented. But music ability is consisting of so many different layers like deliberate practice, an inspirational environment, motivation, interest and support at home, to name just a few. Those play a huge role in growing skills. Some theories suggest that music aptitude consists of only 10 % genetic predisposition, the rest is hard work. Other studies find more of genetic predisposition. The lecture…


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