The First 10 Minutes...For Four Years! - with String Educator/Clinician Peter Markes - Nottelmann Music Company
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The First 10 Minutes…For Four Years! – with String Educator/Clinician Peter Markes

The First 10 Minutes…For Four Years! – with String Educator/Clinician Peter Markes

About this Webinar –

String teachers, what do you do in your first 10 minutes of rehearsal?  Here’s a plan to maximize those first 10 minutes for short-term and long-term success.  This webinar full of great ideas and concepts that you’ll find invaluable.

About the Clinician –

Peter Markes (pronounced Marcus) served as Director of Orchestras at Edmond North High School from 2002 to 2017, and in 2014 he was named the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. In 2020 he joined the faculty of Oklahoma City University as Assistant Professor of Music Education. In addition to teaching, Peter is an active performer, and with his musical partner of over 25 years, Kyle Dillingham and their band, Horseshoe Road. they have performed in nearly thirty countries, and in July 2019 had their debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Peter released his first solo album in 2018 titled, “I Have a Dream.” He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Kris, and their two sons.  MORE…

To gain the most benefit, please follow these suggested steps:

Step One – Download the Note Page

Prepare to either type your notes into the Word.doc or Google Doc and save the changes, or write in your notes by hand into a printed copy.

Also, this webinar has a handout that you may want to refer to as you go along.  LINK TO HANDOUT

Step Two –

As you view the webinar, we encourage you to take notes as you go along.  Feel free to stop the recording and rewind as needed.

Step Three – Download the Action Plan Template

Choose either format; Word Doc or Google Doc.  After considering the key points that you wish to implement, describe the point in the ACTION BOX select a date for the initial implementation.  Then, select a date that you plan to review and assess the success of the implementation.

Step Four –  

An 80% score or better will result in a Certificate of Completion emailed to the address you provide.  Those scoring less than 80% will be allowed to retake the quiz.  In order to do so, you’ll need to register in the quiz with an alternate email.

Step Five – Review the Follow-up Links and Materials Below

The following is from NPD Webinars:

Successfully Managing Your Music Ensemble Rehearsal Parts 1&2- With Kurt Bauche and Joe Pappas

The following are from The Nottelmann Blog:

Recommended Method Books that Include Scales, Rhythms & Chorales

  1. Habits of a Successful String Musician​, by Christopher Selby & Scott Rush, published by GIA.  (Also linked,  The Middle Level String  Musician.)
  2. String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance​, by Robert Frost, published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company
  3. Advanced Technique for Strings, by Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, and Pamela Tellejohn Hayes, published by Hal Leonard Corporation (and corresponding middle level: Essential Technique for Strings​)
  4. Essentials for Strings, by Gerald Anderson, published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Suggested Classroom Sets to Supplement Fundamentals

  1. Superior Strings in Sixteen Weeks​, by Peggy Wheeler and Carrie Lane Gruselle, published by FJH Music Company, Inc.
  2. Bach and Before for Strings, by David Newell, published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company
  3. Orchestral Bowing: Style and Function WORKBOOK, by James Kjelland, published by Alfred Publishing Company, Inc.

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