Violin Pedagogy: How Did They Learn?

by Dr. Robin Kay Deverich

Selected Chronological List of String Education Articles
1964 Justice, Ernest. "TV Plays Major Role in New Teaching Technique for Violin and Cello," The School Musician. October: 38-40.
1982 Lieberman, Julie Lyonn. "New Age Violin: From Tradition to Innovation," American String Teacher. Summer: 32-33.
1985 Nosal, Stanley. "The Tremper Golden Strings." American String Teacher, Autumn: 38-41.
1986 Atkinson, Jane. "Community Music Education for the Adult Learner," The International Journal of Music Education. No. 7, May.
1987 Burley, John. "Adult Music Education in the USA," The International Journal of Music Education. 9: 33.
1987 Dabczynski, Andrew. "A Band in the String Program: Forming a Traditional Bluegrass-style String Band," American String Teacher. Winter: 71-74.
1988 Jesselson, Robert. "The University of South Carolina String Project: A Success Story in the Making," American String Teacher, Summer.
1989 Marsh, Peter. "Going for Baroque." American String Teacher Spring: 75-77.
1989 Smith, Jeffrey. "Move Over Strollers-Here Come the Rolling Strings," American String Teacher. Winter: 34-36.
1990 Sturm, Jonathan A. "Improvisation: Bringing Performer and Instrument Closer Together," American String Teacher. Summer: 56-58.
1990 Gillespie, Robert. "Jazz Up Your Orchestra Life! Improvisation in the Heterogeneous String Class," American String Teacher. Autumn: 52-54.
1991 Ensley, Jeanette. "Hispanic Student Participation in School String Programs." American String Teacher. Autumn: 53-54.
1991 Ensley, Jeanette "The Estudiantina of East Lost Angeles," American String Teacher. Autumn: 62-63.
1991 Kratus, John. "Growing with Improvisation," Music Educators Journal. December.
1991 Mahany, Barbara. "They've Got Pluck: CHA Youth Orchestra a Survivial Kit for Kids in Public Housing," American String Teacher. Autumn: 57-59.
1991 Meadows, Eddie. "Improvising Jazz: A Beginner's Guide," Music Educators Journal. December.
1992-3 Dorner, Jane. "Your Instrument Taught on Video," The Strad. 3 parts: 792-794; 1040-1045; 24-26.
1993 Arnett, Sylvia. "The Adult Amateur String Player," American String Teacher. Winter: 38-39.
1993 Harbar, Mary Ann. "Gypsy Violinists: A Dark Flame Still Burning," The Strad. May: 464-466.
1993 Smith, G. Jean. "String Education at Its Best in Jersey," American String Teacher. Autumn: 44-46.
1993 Kuzmich, John. "Computer Technology & You," American Suzuki Journal. February: 70-82.
1993 Widener, Russ. "Computer Analysis of Playing Problems," The Instrumentalist. December: 42-48.
1994 Tarr, John C. "Improvisation & the Suzuki Method," American Suzuki Journal. Winter: 44-46.
1996 Brodie, Jonathan. "Early Music Early On: Sixteenth-Century Music in the Elementary String Class," American String Teacher. Summer: 71-75.
1999 Waters, Bill. "Ideas for Effective Web-Based Instruction," Music Educators Journal. January: 13-17, 47.
2000 Cutler, Carolyn. "How We Started a Fiddle Group," Teaching Music. December: 32-36.
2010 Vulliamy, Ed, "Strings attached: what the Venezuelans are doing for British kids," The Guardian, (Accessed April 11, 2018) <>
2012 Wakin, Daniel J. "Fighting Poverty, Armed With Violins," New York Times, Feb. 15, 2012. (Accessed April 11, 2018) <>
2015 Kuzmich Jr., John, "Technology is Essential To Accomplish Core Music Standards," School Band & Orchestra, August 2015. (Accessed April 11, 2018) <>
2016 Carlson, Alexandra. "The Story of Carora: The Origins of El Sistema." International Journal of Music Education 34, no. 1: 64–73.
2017 Brennan, Joe, "Innovative Uses of Technology in Your Orchestra Rehearsal" NAFME (Accessed April 11, 2018) <>
2017 Miticnov, Ginanne Brownell, "The Sound of Music Through El Sistema Kenya," New York Times. Nov. 29, 2017. (Accessed April 11, 2018) <>
2018 Kuzmich Jr., John, "Jazz Improvisation with Creative Essential Elements," Music & Arts, Feb. 4, 2018. (Accessed April 11, 2018) <>