ABCs of Strings
Intensive Teacher Training
with Janice Tucker Rhoda


Dear String Teachers,

This is an exciting pedagogy course for new teachers, or experienced teachers who would like refreshing tips. Topics include left-hand and bow-arm techniques taught in the ABCs of Strings and Complete Technique books, motivating students to practice, teaching vibrato, overcoming injuries, business plan for obtaining new students, and setting lesson fees. This course works well for traditional classical, baroque, fiddle, jazz and rock teachers, as well as Suzuki teachers who use the ABCs of Strings or Complete Technique books in conjunction with Suzuki books.

BOOKS used:

The ABCs of VIOLIN for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1
The ABCs of VIOLA for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1
The ABCs of CELLO for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1
The ABCs of BASS for the Absolute Beginner to the Intermediate Student, Book 1

Complete Technique for Violin, Book 1
Complete Technique for Viola, Book 1
Complete Technique for Cello, Book 1
Complete Technique for Double Bass, Book 1

Perhaps you would like to review upper level material:
ABCs of Strings and Complete Technique BOOKS

A Teaching Certificate is given to teachers upon completion of this intensive teacher training session. This private session is tailored towards you. Inquiries: abcsofstrings@gmail.com

I look forward to sharing my ideas with you!

~Janice Tucker Rhoda
Author of ABCs of Strings and Complete Technique
Published by Carl Fischer Music


"Janice gave me so many wonderful new tips that I could immediately incorporate into my teaching. She packed in so many useful comments about violin technique and inspiring anecdotes -- the time flew by! I left completely re-invigorated and eager to use her suggestions in my teaching."
~ Jane Rosenof (teacher)

"As someone who does not play the violin herself, I took this course with a view to learning how to help my young children practice the violin. It was a wonderful experience. I learned an enormous amount about the instrument, violin pedagogy and how to get kids to progress successfully and practice consistently. I am far more effective at helping my children with their practice as a result of this course."
~ Dr. Linda Rabieh, Tufts University & MIT Lecturer (parent)

"Janice's class was a great supplement to my Suzuki training. Janice is an excellent teacher; she presents material clearly, is extremely patient and supportive, and values her students' input."
~ Chris Mandell (teacher)

"After participating in Janice's ABC's of String Teaching course, I have a whole new toolbox of techniques to draw from when teaching my students. Her class was well thought out, enjoyable and extremely beneficial to me as a teacher. I highly recommend it to anyone working with beginning violin students!"
~ Emily Moore (teacher)

The ABCs of Strings is published by
Carl Fischer Music