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You Too Can Be a String Teacher

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  • Designed for the non-string player/Band Director, this session presents a practical path for retooling your skills to become a string and orchestra teacher and why this is a good idea. Jeffrey Albright, trumpet performance graduate from The Juilliard School and presently a string teacher in the Fairfield, Connecticut Public schools, will co-present as an example of one who has followed this path.
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  • Dorothy Straub is a board member of the Midwest Clinic. She has distinguished herself through her positive influence on people by building coalitions and working closely and harmoniously with many different groups. She exhibits excellence in teaching, a commitment to string and orchestra education, and a strong vision for the place of music education in the life of children.

    Jeff, ten years ago, knew nothing about playing or teaching a string instrument. He now plays viola in the New Haven Civic Orchestra, trumpet in the American Chamber Orchestra, and serves as a coach for Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras.