Workshop Faculty


Spend a week with some of the biggest names in the profession!

Robert GillespieBob Gillespie

String Teacher Workshop director; co-author of Essential Elements for Strings
(Hal Leonard); teacher educator and leader in string education

Bryan BuffaloeBryan Buffaloe

Director of orchestras at Clear Lake High School
in Houston, TX

Brian ColeBrian Cole

Orchestra teacher in the Moorhead, Minnesota Public Schools;
frequent clinician, speaker and guest conductor

Sandra DackowSandra Dackow

Music Director of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra (PA), Hershey Symphony Festival Strings, and William Paterson University Symphony Orchestra (NJ)

Soo Han

Soo Han

Director of Orchestras, Department Chairman of the
Performing Arts Department at Carmel High in Carmel, IN

William LaRue JonesWilliam LaRue Jones

Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies,
The University of Iowa School of Music

Charles LauxCharles Laux

Director of Orchestras at Alpharetta High School, Essential Elements clinician, consultant and contributor (Hal Leonard); endorsed artist/educator and clinician for D’Addario Orchestral Strings and Eastman Strings

Bob PhillipsBob Phillips

Director of String Publications for Alfred Music Publishing,
Past President of ASTA

Pam PhillipsPam Phillips

String Production Editor for
Alfred Music Publishing

David WongDavid Wong

Multi-genre violinist renowned for his YouTube videos and
interpretations of Top 40 hits

Mark WoodMark Wood

Internationally recognized electric violinist, clinician,
recording artist and strings education advocate  

Additional Faculty

Paul Bartel, Baroque Violin Shop
Jackie Dhoore Becker
Erin Broadhurst
Dan Clark, Stanton’s Sheet Music
Natalie Colbert
Julie Ellis
Jordan King
Chris Lape, Workshop Administrator
Deborah Price
Matt Radspinner
David Schlub
Doug Wright
Aaron Yackley