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AUSTA Patron Richard Gill Honoured
AUSTA patron Richard Gill has recently received an Arts Leadership Award. Angus McPherson’s article, recently published in Limelight tells the story. Read the article
AUSTA Tasmania – upcoming events
AUSTA Tasmania has the following events planned for the coming months. As registrations open, they will be published under events. Keep the dates free and register early so you don’t miss out. String Teachers Forum – Bow strokes and technique. Date/Venue TBC. Fee: FREE EVENT. Info: Join professional teachers and players in discussions of specific bow strokes and how to approach them in teaching and in practice. AUSTA has invited string teachers and players from Hobart’s leading music schools, the TSO and Conservatorium of Music to present their topics. Student Chamber Music Day: Proposed dates August 18/19. Venue…
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…