Conference Session Notes
Notes from the National Conference Sessions are being updated progressively.
New today, session notes for the Violin Forums (1.5 & 2.5) and the Set UP For Success Forum (3.4).
Go to the Interactive Program to link to the notes.
Save the Date – AUSTA National Conference 2-5 July 2021
The dates for the AUSTA 2021 National Conference have been confirmed so make a note in your forward planner. Friday 2 – Monday 5 July 2021. Friday – pre-conference events and welcome function. Saturday through Monday – conference program and events. Keep watching the website for more information. Members will receive regular updates on the conference. Log in to check your membership status and whether your are subscribed to our email lists.
AUSTA NSW Report May 2018
NSW Report May 2018 We have had a quiet start to the year as we have had a change of president and some new committee members so we have had a lot to learn very quickly. We have a busy few months ahead, with our annual String Festival in June and a pedagogy talk by Goetz Richter in May. Some highlights of the year which are already planned are masterclasses with Robin Wilson and Julian Smiles, and a viola day with Roger Benedict. Caron Chan is going to give an AMEB workshop in July and we are hoping to have…
How to improve String Technique and Musicianship
(in just twenty minutes a day!) Music, perhaps more than any other human activity, enlists the synthetic cooperation of intellect, creativity and athleticism. As a physician and psychotherapist who spent nearly a decade working with students of classical music, I was deeply impressed by this inextricable interrelationship between mind and body. Eventually I devised a method of practice designed to enhance the technical and musical abilities of string players, and I am pleased to reintroduce it here for Stringendo readers. First, a few general observations. Listening closely to string players one can over time distinguish superior from inferior technical ability…