Instruments

Strings for the Non-String Major

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Strings for the Non-String Major

June 22–26, 2020

Strengthen your confidence in teaching string instruments by transferring your present knowledge of music performance to string techniques. Specific objectives will focus on a sequence for teaching posture and fingerboard geography, the foundation of advanced techniques such as shifting, and vibrato in a heterogeneous string class setting. Explore the physical requirements of successfully performing on each instrument, the kinesthetics of the bow arm, and the logic of navigating the fingerboard.

Instructor: Dr. John-Rine Zabanal

IMG_0298_CROPAs an adjunct assistant professor at Florida State University, Dr. John-Rine Zabanal worked with both undergraduate and graduate string students, making him a great resource for all VanderCook students. He has additional experience with music technology, psychology of music, and research in music.
    
Prior to his work at FSU, Dr. Zabanal was the Director of Orchestras at Riverbend High and Ni River Middle Schools in Virginia, where his students consistently earned Superior Ratings at VBODA District Orchestra Assessment.
    
Beyond the classroom, Dr. Zabanal has involved himself with a number of programs that provide elementary-to-high school aged students the opportunity to build positive musical foundations. These include the FSU Strings Orchestra Camp, Rappahannock Summer Music Camp, Tallahassee Youth Orchestra and the Rappahannock Youth Orchestra.
    
Like many of us at VanderCook, Dr. Zabanal is a strong advocate of music education. He has held memberships with organizations such as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the American String Teacher Association (ASTA). Currently, Dr. Zabanal serves as the Vice President of the FSU chapter of ASTA and is the Media Specialist and Editor for the Florida chapter. He holds a PhD in music education and a master's degree in music education from FSU, and a bachelor's degree in music education from The Ohio State University.
     
To learn more about Dr. Zabanal, visit his website at
johnrine.zabanal.com.
 

Course Details

 Strings for the Non-String Major

Course Code 6960

Instructors
Dr. John-Rine Zabanal & guests

Dates
June 22–26, 2020

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Early bird special: Register by
April 17 and save $100!

Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration for the discount to apply.

Location
VanderCook

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Required Materials
None

 

 

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