Trade opportunities at the AUSTA 2018 National Conference
Bookings can now be made for trade tables at the Conference.
Full or half tables are available. For details see the traders page.
Enrolment for the 2018 National Conference is now open
The Australian Strings Association National Conference will be held at Trinity College East Perth from Saturday 7th to Tuesday 10th July 2018. Details can be found on the conference pages of the website. Conference Sponsors: Principal Sponsor Major Sponsor Dinner Sponsor Tourism Sponsors
My Pupil, My Friend
“Hi, I’m your new Professor! Tell me all about yourself!” This is surely a daunting moment for a student (especially at Conservatoire level); he or she may well be living away from home for the very first time and struggling on the leading edge of adult life. The realization may have arrived that turning to fiddle and bow as one’s main avenue of expression and progress coincides with a change in learning. Now it is mainly the student who invests the effort to work and learn rather than receiving instruction from his teachers. This leads me to my main point….
The Joys of Teaching Beginner Violinists
Teaching beginner violinists is an incomparable, stimulating and enjoyable occupation. Each child is uniquely individual; every day produces new challenges and rewards. The last four decades have seen great improvements in beginners’ material.The Paul Rolland project, Sheila Nelson, Phyllis Young, Suzuki and Colourstrings have produced a wealth of interesting and challenging ideas and materials. The teaching program for the young child should be fun, stimulating and highly organised by very experienced teachers or by comprehensively trained young teachers with access to mentoring. The first years are the most important in the violinist’s education process. Prior aural and rhythm training before…