Add another string to your bow! 26 March 2015

Are you a band conductor standing in front of an orchestra or perhaps an early career string player and ensemble director?

If so, then this workshop on String Pedagogy is for you!  Book now (free for members!)

Led by Trevor Mee – Head of Strings, Newington College – this workshop is designed for classroom music teachers and school / community band/orchestra conductors with limited knowledge of string pedagogy.

Through a mix of lecture-style, collegial discussion and hands-on participation with instruments, participants will gain a working knowledge of:

  • Bowing techniques – Up bow, Down bow, Slurs, Staccato through to advanced techniques such as Spiccato, Sautille and Ricochet.
  • Tuning for student string players.
  • Changing broken strings.
  • A list of appropriate vocabulary and rehearsal techniques to use with string players.
  • An outline of appropriate repertoire to choose for an ensemble with regard to their stage of development including the range of the instruments; keys that work best for developing players; an explanation of why passages within repertoire would be difficult.
  • An explanation through clinician-led collegial discussion on how to build school string programs and common challenges faced.


  • Date – 26 march 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Venue – Newington College Music Centre
  • Cost – Free for members, $50 Non-members, $25 Student Non-members
  • Please register here to reserve your place and assist with numbers for catering – members and non-members 

Trevor Mee – B Mus, Dip Mus, A Mus A, Grad Dip Ed

Trevor MeeTrevor studied violin at the Queensland Conservatorium of music under Michelle Walsh and at Newcastle University under Elizabeth Holowell. He has performed with numerous ensembles including Hunter Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Camerata and Intermezzo String Quartet. Prior to taking the position as Head of Strings at Newington, Trevor was the Coordinator of Strings at Newcastle Grammar School and Hunter School of Performing Arts. He was instrumental in forming a string section for the Star Struck Orchestra in 2007. Many of his students have gone on to have successful music careers nationally and internationally.


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