I have some really great news, both of which came yesterday. First, my article "The Dilemma of (and Solutions for) Trying to Be Creative," first published in the Stringing Along Newsletter of the Nebraska Chapter of American String Teachers Association in Spring 2015, was selected and reprinted for publication in the main American String Teacher Journal in August 2015! I received an extra copy in the mail! What an honor to be included in this publication alongside so many other wonderful resources and experienced teachers and pedagogues.
The other great news is that I will be a Viola/Violin String Teaching Artist in the Kids 4 Harmony El Sistema Program in Pittsfield, MA starting this fall. I can't wait to work with my new colleagues and all the great student musicians in the Berkshire and Western Massachusetts area! They are doing some amazing things--check out their Facebook page and the information about them on the website here: http://berkshirechildren.org/about-kids-4-harmony/ To find out more about El Sistema in the USA, go here: https://www.elsistemausa.org/