About the summer school
Professional Development lies at the heart of the European String Teachers Association and each year the Summer School draws together a world-class faculty of teacher-presenters to share experiences and pedagogic insights into teaching and playing string instruments. 2016 promises an inspiring series of workshops, lectures, demonstrations and concerts.
Participants range from young professionals to semi-retired players giving a unique mix of experiences and opportunity for sharing of ideas and knowledge. Informal chamber music groups spring up every evening around suppertime and after the concerts.
The programme retains its ever popular Basics (String Pedagogy) classes which take an in depth view of how we play and teach string instruments. Every year these classes take on their own special life as the presenter and participants change and the class evolves to suit everyone's interests and needs.
Presenters and presentations
The programme retains its ever popular Basics (String Pedagogy) classes which take an in depth view of how we play and teach string instruments. This year the upper strings class will be led by Jessica O’Learyand lower strings by Naomi Butterworth.
Each morning we will start with Alexander Technique for string players with Henry Fagg. There will be some great practical sessions from Richard Batty: ‘How to run yourself as a Business’, Dale Chambers: ‘When the tutor book ends’, and a session on ‘How to promote your instrument in schools’. Pat Legg will also give practical advice on teaching adults, and Paul Harris will examine the way children read music.
Why not be brave and attend Cathy Elliott’s ‘Bass for non-specialists’ classes? Cathy will also examine the legacy of Paul Rolland. Chris Haigh returns, due to popular demand, with some more alternative styles; jazz, old time, folk and bluegrass.
Steve Bingham will be on hand to guide you through the world of electronics and to give string repertoire session. And, of course, we have a fabulous line up of concerts by The Castalian Quartet, The Bingham Quartet and David Le Page.
Fees and bookings
Weekly/daily rates are as follows:
ESTA Member - £549/£110
ESTA Student Member - £420/£80
ESTA Non Member - £649/£130
ESTA Student Non Member - £480/£90
University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6PE, United Kingdom