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Regarding skills building in the rehearsal: my next project is essentially “All the Bowings they need”. I haven’t worked it up to presentation level yet, but I do have a worksheet with about 20 bowings kids need to master by high school age. I can e-mail you this if you want.

I would suggest you do 2 or 3 different examples using first an open string, then a one octave scale. Be very particular about what you expect–amount of bow, speed of stroke, beginning and ending spots, etc. Monitor visually to make sure everyone is doing it.

If you don’t have my e-mail address, you can get it off my website; go to CONTACT

Gabe Villasurda