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Learn to apply or teach improvisation, composition, and “alternative styles strings”.
A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Christian Howes is widely established as a leading jazz violinist and teacher.
His easy-to-use curriculum incorporates improvisation, composition, “alternative styles strings,” and applied music theory for classically trained violinists, violists, and cellists of all ages, as well as teacher training.
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Says Christian, “As a parent (a “Suzuki dad”) I wanted to encourage my daughter to learn the things I missed out during my classical training, especially the creative aspect of music making. This is what led me to develop improvisation curriculum for string players as part of a method which teaches the “whole musician.” Improvisation and composition are important skills which expand the joy and other rewards of being a musician.”
“I tried out some of Christian Howes’ improvisation exercises/games on our kids last Friday. They LOVED them…. I was so surprised and really touched when I saw one of our students play and interact along with the group for the first time all semester.”
“I learned a ton from you and it really has motivated me to get even more into music. The way you talked about music in general, as well as improvisation and music theory just really made sense to me in a way that it never has before.”