Coaching young string players
|The Basic Set-Up begins with proper sizing of the instrument||00h:01m:45s|
|Using good quality strings||00h:07m:32s|
|Comfortable chin rests; well-being of the body||00h:09m:58s|
|Good hair and rosin on the bow||00h:18m:56s|
|Teaching the basic set-up in every class||00h:30m:28s|
|Helping beginner students vocalize during practice||00h:31m:46s|
|Dividing class time into 3 sections: instrument alone, bow alone, reading music alone||00h:33m:14s|
|Adding the bow||00h:35m:59s|
Brenda Brenner leads a master class on teaching young string players.
Double Bass, Viola, Violin, and Cello
Mimi Zweig is director of the Summer String Academy.
She is a former member of the American Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Orchestra, Piedmont Chamber Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony orchestra.
Professor Zweig participated in the development of string programs for children at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and the String Academy of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Brenda Brenner was assistant professor of music (violin) at Indiana University from 1993 to 2006, when she was named associate professor of music (music education). She specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin, as well as courses in violin and string pedagogy.
In addition to her appointment to the Music Education Department, she continues to serve as assistant director of the IU String Academy, a position she has held since 1993. Her String Academy students have been featured in concerts in major venues throughout the United States and have presented tours in France, Japan, Sweden, and Spain.
Brenner, an active teacher and performer of chamber music throughout the United States, also teaches and conducts at the IU Summer String Academy and is assistant director of the IU Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists.
She was previously a member of the faculty at Carleton College and an instructor at Eastman School of Music, where she was a member of the award-winning Augustine Quartet.