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7 Things to Teach Beginning String Students

Here are 7 areas string teachers should emphasize if their students are to become well-rounded people with a deeper appreciation of how music works and why it’s so important.

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How a Student’s Struggles with Rhythm Taught Me a New Way to Teach

By Megan Lynch Chowning I have been teaching the fiddle for 30 years, and since the very beginning, I’ve focused the majority of my educational energy on danceability and groove and everything rhythmic. Traditional American fiddle music—whether it’s bluegrass, old-time, Texas…