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Sharpen Your Tools Volume I (For Violin & Viola)

Jenny Burton

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ISBN 10: 0976012103 / ISBN 13: 9780976012108
Published by Alfred Music, 2007
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Title: Sharpen Your Tools Volume I (For Violin & ...

Publisher: Alfred Music

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Spiral-bound

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 4th.

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Sharpen Your Tools is a practice companion for beginning violin and viola players. It follows the pieces in Volume 1 of the Suzuki violin and most of the pieces in Volume 1 of the Suzuki viola books. Each page gives practical exercises that address the most common issues in string playing: posture, body balance, rhythm, bowing techniques and left hand development. This book is a must for parents and teachers who are working with a beginners or for young adults who want to improve their string technique.

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Jennifer Burton has been teaching Suzuki violin lessons since 1977 and currently has a private Suzuki studio in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She taught in Dallas from 1993 to 2006. Prior to this, Jenny had been employed for 17 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she received her Master of Music Education Degree with Suzuki Emphasis with Margery Aber. She has a Bachelor of Music Degree with K-12 Instrumental Music Emphasis from UW-Eau Claire and took Post-Graduate violin studies with Vartan Manoogian at UW-Madison. Jenny has been a Suzuki violin clinician at over 100 workshops and institutes across the United States. She served 3-year term on the national board of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) from 1996-1999. She served as the Chair of the SAA Regional and Local Associations Committee from 1992-1995, during which she wrote a column about Associations in the American Suzuki Journal. Jenny presented on panels given at the 2002, 2003 and 2004 SAA Teachers Conferences. Ms. Burton is a Past President of the North Texas Suzuki Association (NTSA), which she helped form in 1994. Jenny was the Co-Director of the TCU Suzuki Institute Fort Worth from 1999-2000. Ms. Burton was awarded the Outstanding Violin Teacher Award at the Colorado Suzuki Institute in June, 2001 and was given the Distinguished Service Award by the NTSA in October, 2005. In 2006, she published Sharpen Your Tools, a practice companion for Suzuki parents and teachers. This book helps beginning students polish and refine techniques in Suzuki Book 1 through Etude.

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