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Engaging the Beginning String Students: Making Each Moment a Musical Moment

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  • Whether large or small, heterogeneous or homogeneous, the beginning strings classroom can be an oasis of music making and joy, of exploration and investigation of the students’ instruments and their creative processes. The tools we use to create an environment in which every moment can be a musical moment come from the pedagogues who have firmly established the fundamentals of success, and include the ASTA guideline curriculum, and an exploration of the elements of music as experienced at the beginning level.
  • Carrie Lane Gruselle (
  • 12/18/2014 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W179
  • Carrie Lane Gruselle (Gray) received her BME from UW-Eau Claire and MME (Suzuki Emphasis) from UW Stevens Point. Carrie has taught strings in the Appleton Wisconsin School district for 25 years, and is Lead Teacher for the Lawrence University String Project, a teacher training program for string majors. She is an active member of the Wisconsin Music Educator Association and Wisconsin Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Carrie is most widely known for her arrangements and compositions for student string ensembles. She is String Editor for FJH Music Inc, and is co-author of FJH's rew method book: "Measures of Success for String Orchestra", and co author of FJH's "Superior Strings in Sixteen Weeks" Recent presentations include National ASTA 2014 and 2011, Music and Arts Clinic, Addison, IL 2014, Wisconsin MEA 2011-2013, Arkansas MEA 2011