String Teacher Workshop at Ohio State


July 9 – 15, 2023

Celebrating 38 years!

Two workshops to choose from  IN-PERSON or ONLINE ONLY

In-person — includes 80+ sessions and ALL online content

Online — both livestreamed and pre-recorded sessions featuring 33 clinicians and over 40 hours of sessions for viewing through December 2023

  • Enjoy multiple reading sessions of the latest and the "tried and true"
  • Learn strategies for solving the most common string playing problems
  • Design action plans for advocacy
  • Build student-centered teaching plans
  • Embrace, build and respond to diversity in the classroom


Erin Broadhurst • Miriam Burns • Becky Bush • Brian Cole • Bob Gillespie • Matt Hawley • Kathleen Horvath • Katie La Brie • Tim Lautzenheiser • Charles Laux • Robert Longfield • Shelby Montgomery • Jim Palmer • Debbie Price • Anna Radspinner • Matt Radspinner • Baroque Violin Shop • Loft Violin Shop


Daily instrument repair sessions • Working with full orchestra • Conducting labs • Coaching chamber music • Repertoire selection • 7 reading sessions • 21st century orchestra • Integrating technology and apps • Advocacy and community engagement • Sessions for the non-string player • Secondary instrument technique • Classroom management • Improvisation • Rehearsal labs • Recruitment and retention • Student motivation • Student-centered teaching • Developing your leadership • Musician health and body mechanics • Integrating today’s music • Building a culture of excellence • Being the new teacher on the block • Assessing today’s students • From beginners through middle and high school • Wisdom from experience — what works? • Student character building • Building community


TUITION  Pricing structure updated for 2023:

IN-PERSON workshop (includes online content) — Prices reduced
Non-Credit $499
CEU Credit (Continuing Education Units) $549
Graduate Credit $650
    ASTA Student Non-Credit $150
    ASTA Student Graduate Credit $250

ONLINE workshop More content added
Non-Credit $199
CEU Credit $249

Graduate credit is available. Contact Dr. Gillespie for questions.


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In-Person Sessions | Online Sessions

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Testimonials from prior workshop participants

►"Excellent and inspiring clinicians!"
►"Again, timely and useful just like every year!"
►"Just what the doctor ordered! After two extraordinarily difficult years, these workshops reminded me what I love about my work with orchestra kids of all ages. The motivational talks, program building sessions and technology sessions were especially strong. THANK YOU!"
►"I loved the balance of technology/apps, games, pedagogy, tips/tricks and repertoire."
►"The abundance of sessions from which to choose allowed my training to be specifically catered to my needs and interests at this time."
►"All sessions were very helpful. Although I have been teaching 25+ years, I still find some new ideas. In tech areas, I learned lots of new ideas. Thank you."
►"The sessions were great, and I can't wait to join the Ohio State String Teacher Workshop again (in person)!"


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