An¬†Introduction to STEP by STEP
Volume 1A for Violin
A contemporary approach
to teaching the Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1, Part 1
Featuring author Kerstin Wartberg
with Charles Krigbaum & Daina Staggs
from the North Texas School of Talent Education
Online Professional Development Course for Violin Teachers of all Backgrounds
The online course consists of six pre-recorded session videos. Each session lasts 90 minutes. Participants may watch the lectures at their convenience.
In this course, Suzuki and traditional violin teachers are invited to explore and work intensively with the materials presented in¬†Step by Step, Vol. 1A¬†and¬†My First Technique Book¬†with the author¬†Kerstin Wartberg.
The course will examine the step-by-step mastery of the teaching points in the 1A repertoire and strategies for effective teaching of the fundamental principles of violin technique in the early stages, with a special emphasis on building a healthy foundation and developing musicianship and sound quality in young children.¬† Parent Education will also play a vital role in this course.
Charles Krigbaum¬†and¬†Daina Staggs¬†have worked closely with Kerstin Wartberg for many years.¬† They have been involved in the development of new teaching materials and have tested and piloted these materials with many students since 2005. As co-presenters of the course, they will assist Kerstin in demonstrating the principles and applications of the course content to individual and group teaching.
All participants will receive extensive course materials¬†including
- sheet music
- audio files¬†that are very useful for both online and in-person lessons.
The course fee is $170 (USD) or the equivalent of ‚ā¨170 (Euro).
The course fee includes six video recordings of the entire course for later review and extensive course materials.
Partial scholarships and assistance are available for persons experiencing financial hardship.¬†We welcome violin teachers of all backgrounds.¬†¬†Please contact us by email.¬†
The video recording will be placed online until October 30, 2022.
If you have questions, please contact our office, Stefan Kalkbrenner: