Small_nws_excemption3 Coaching young string players

How-To | Mimi Zweig, Violin / Brenda Brenner, Violin
Bt_movie_not_in_use The Basic Set-Up begins with proper sizing of the instrument 00h:01m:45s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Using good quality strings 00h:07m:32s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Comfortable chin rests; well-being of the body 00h:09m:58s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Good hair and rosin on the bow 00h:18m:56s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Teaching the basic set-up in every class 00h:30m:28s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Helping beginner students vocalize during practice 00h:31m:46s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Dividing class time into 3 sections: instrument alone, bow alone, reading music alone 00h:33m:14s
Bt_movie_not_in_use 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

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

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.