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December, 21, 2023
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM




Charles Laux

Charles Laux

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Setting up Your String Students for Success! Diagnose and Correct Technical Problems to Allow Your Students to Play Their Best

Clinic Synopsis:

Laux will discuss a string player’s technical set-up and how it pertains to successful string playing. Common technical problems including posture, right- and left-hand position, and their actions will be diagnosed and corrected using best practices and multiple teaching strategies. Real-world scenarios and solutions will be showcased using student photos and videos. A variety of print and web resource materials will be shared.

Charles Laux - Biographical Information

Dr. Charles Laux is the Director of Orchestras at Lassiter High School in the Cobb County School District, located just north of Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he served as Director of Orchestras at Alpharetta High School where his duties include directing five levels of orchestra, including the nationally recognized AHS Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Essential Elements clinician, consultant, and contributor for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Dr. Laux holds degrees in music education from Ohio University, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. A string educator in his 27th year, Dr. Laux has worked with diverse student populations from elementary school through the collegiate level. He served as Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University and directed award-winning school orchestra programs in Nevada, Florida, and Ohio. Dr. Laux is endorsed as an artist-educator by D’Addario Orchestral and Eastman Stringed Instruments. He has presented over 150 educational sessions for conferences and school district in-services and remains in frequent demand across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator. Dr. Laux enjoys giving back to the string and orchestra community through “The Orchestra Teacher” website, YouTube channel, and podcast that can be accessed at