AUSTA TAS Big Bow Workshop 2018
Ibby Mikajlo Lyndall Hendrickson: multi-sensory pedagogue Session: Australian concert violinist, Lyndall Hendrickson AM (1917 – 2017) was a developer of multi-sensory teaching methods. Her career included achievements as a concert violinist, war-time performer, commercial artist, violin instructor, lecturer, journalist, and teacher of language and music. Whilst overcoming polio and paralysis at the age of thirty-three, she studied theories of human performance and followed developments of cognitive neuroscience. She contributed knowledge through international and national workshops and lectures. Hendrickson analysed and sourced skill components that could resemble and transfer in their practice to high-level performance. Her most controversial approaches were writing…
Sheau-Fang Low Session 1.5: Coaching Violin/ Viola Students to Play with More Ease Session: Playing and teaching the violin or viola is a complex process, as the instrument support and coordination between the hands can be challenging. This presentation outlines a few basic strategies for teachers and ensemble conductors to assist students in developing proficiency and ease when playing the violin or viola. It is based on principles drawn from the Alexander Technique (Alexander, Alcantara, Davies, Kleinman & Buckoke). This presentation includes some basic understanding of anatomy through body mapping (Conable, Dimon, Johnson), and offers some practical suggestions in the…
The National Conference dates moved to Friday 1 July – Monday 4 July 2022
After much discussion, the National Executive has decided to delay the next National Conference to 2022. This gives time for us to better understand what the future of conferences and large gatherings will be, and to work safely with our sponsors, international presenters and of course our members, in order to provide the best conference under whatever circumstances may be at play. The conference will be held in Melbourne and the dates have been confirmed as Friday July 1 – Monday July 4, 2022. Please make a note in your forward planner, and we look forward to seeing you there.