This is a worksheet I created while teaching beginning orchestra. In it's most basic form, it is a fingering chart that young players can use as a reference. However, instead of just memorizing a fingering chart, I thought it'd be fun to make a game out of it.

BATTLESHIP for basic VIOLIN fingerings

This is a worksheet I created while teaching beginning orchestra. In it's most basic form, it is a fingering chart that young players can use as a reference. However, instead of just memorizing a fingering chart, I thought it'd be fun to make a game out of it.

Orchestra Classroom Ideas

Beginning Orchestra Note Reading Book - hot off the press!

This FREE cheat sheet is great to print out and hand to beginning string students: violin, viola, cello, and bass. I asked my students to keep this in their music folder so that they can reference it during rehearsal and when they're practicing at home.

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This FREE cheat sheet is great to print out and hand to beginning string students: violin, viola, cello, and bass. I asked my students to keep this in their music folder so that they can reference it during rehearsal and when theyre practicing at home.

This is my 12th year teaching orchestra, and I'm still learning and discovering more efficient ways to teach students and take care of ...

This is my year teaching orchestra, and I'm still learning and discovering more efficient ways to teach students and take care of .

what do you say when a student asks why they have to practice scales?

Why learn scales? 6 Scale Rebuttals to Have on Hand

This is very helpful for teaching bow distribution to orchestras of any level! Great visual representation!

Warm Up Bow Distribution - How Much Bow Do I Use? With Bow Photos

Cello duets, articles and position charts

Cello and string pedagogy links

Resource list all in one place!  LA Chamber Orchestra Kids - links for kids, teachers; children's books on music and art; music software for children; music CDs for children (games, etc)

Resource list all in one place! LA Chamber Orchestra Kids - links for kids, teachers; children's books on music and art; music software for children; music CDs for children (games, etc)

Tips for teaching C natural in beginning string orchestra!

Orchestra Classroom Ideas: Yea for C natural! Tips for teaching C to beginning strings LOW

String bowing technique

Puffy stickers are really handy for a few different things when teaching beginning strings and they work well because you can easily feel a .

Tips for teaching bow hold...how to hold the bow in orchestra - violin, viola, cello, bass. #violinlessons

Tips for teaching bow hold...how to hold the bow in orchestra - violin, viola, cello, bass. #violinlessons

Metronome cheat sheet for my students

And this'll tell you how fast you should go. Handy for chamber music practice sessions when we're arguing over tempos

Teaching Orchestra to grades K-5

Set includes:Carnival of the Animals hardback book with accompanying CD is whimsically illustrated by Sue Williams. Hardback with CD Carnival of the Animals DVD.

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