String Teacher Workshop at Ohio State


July 5 – 16, 2021

Friends, we were excited by the incredible turnout and success of our virtual 2020 String Teacher Workshop. We are once again offering the workshop as a valuable online professional development experience.

The workshop will be held online July 5–16 with an additional week for those who want to log viewing hours for Continuing Education Units. Tuition is the same as last year.

►Special VIRTUAL event pricing • $350 teachers • $150 ASTA student members
►Continuing Education credit available • 4.5 CEU • $375
►Q & A sessions with each clinician
►All sessions will be available for participants only, through December 31

Director's Welcome video


more sessions and clinicians than ever before!

Spend two weeks with leaders in the profession!

Bob Gillespie • Stephen Benham • Brian Cole • Sandra Dackow • Susan Day • Frank Diaz • Kathryn Griesinger • Scott Laird • Charles Laux • Mark Laycock • Rebecca MacLeod • James Mick • Bob Phillips • David Pope • Deborah Price • Anna Radspinner • Matt Radspinner • Christopher Selby • Blair Williams • Mark Wood • Cory Zilisch • Erin Broadhurst • Sara Given • Matt Hawley • Matt Kinnear • Chris Lape • Tanner Otto • Mark Sholl • Steve Smith • Renee Wang • James Weaver • Doug Wright • John-Rine Zabanal • Meet Workshop Faculty

Sessions designed to help the school string teacher

Pedagogy for all levels of school orchestra • Instrument repair sessions • Working with full orchestra • Conducting • Rehearsal skills • Coaching Chamber Music • Choosing concert repertoire • Reading sessions (over 100 new pieces) • 21st Century Orchestra • Integrating technology and apps • Special Learners • Advocacy and Community Engagement • Sessions for the non-string player • Secondary instrument technique • Classroom Management • Diversity in the classroom • Culturally responsive teaching • Teaching strings online • Wellness and avoiding burnout • Improvisation • Teaching in Title One schools • Learning through games • Recruitment and Retention • Pandemic recovery • Working with administrators • Advanced playing skills • Audio and video editing • View Workshop Sessions

Testimonials from 2020 workshop participants

►"There was a great mix of live and recorded content! I will be watching for months to see it all!"
►"This workshop has been a tremendous highlight in my life during this challenging time!"
►"Thank you for an awesome virtual workshop...the best professional development I ever do!"
►"This was the perfect balance of information, skills, pedagogy and technology."
►"I'm a band director and non-string player; the pedagogical aspect was just what I was looking for."
►"This was my 4th time (maybe more) attending the String Teacher Workshop. I recommend it to anyone needing more training or just to refresh your skills — it is the best workshop anywhere!"
►"Everyone's presentations were well organized. I like that we can use the videos and handouts as references as we begin the new school year."

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