I won't boast by telling you what I read because the Lord knows the violist never earns the right to boast...*coughing* 1,970 pages. Yes I did calculate this, and yes I did inflate the number of pages with indexes and musical examples.
But really, without teaching experience beyond the high school level, I knew this project would be futile without a bulk of research on my side. So, again, you may be asking yourself what I actually read for this project...
With the guidance of my project advisor (who is also my dear viola teacher here at IC, Debra Moree) I decided to read texts by/about four major violin pedagogues, and four major viola pedagogues. Pedagogue names are in bold below...and that is Ms. M right there (what we call Moree affectionately)!
They include the following...
Readings by violin pedagogues:
- Violin Playing As I Teach It - Leopold Auer
- The Art of the Violin - Pierre Baillot
- Art of Violin Playing, Book One - Carl Flesch
- Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching - Ivan Galamian
- Playing the Viola - Conversations with William Primrose - David Dalton
- My Viola and I - Lionel Tertis
- Lillian Fuchs, First Lady of the Viola - Amedee Daryl Williams
- Coordinated Effort: A Study of Karen Tuttle's Influence On Modern Viola Teaching - Matthew Dane
Through this blog, I'll hopefully lead you to some of the same conclusions I've been led to through this reading. But for now, just trust me (mwahaha)...