Studio Blog

The AVS’s “From the Studio” blog invites teachers and their students to address teaching and learning issues related to playing the viola in the twenty-first century. Technique, repertoire, interpretation, wellness, business skills, and outreach are some of the broad areas that have been covered in recent years.

2015-2016 Season: University of North Texas; studios of Susan Dubois and Daphne Gerling
2014–2015 Season: Eastman School of Music; studios of Carol Rodland, George Taylor, and Phil Ying
2013–2014 Season: Shepherd School of Music at Rice University; studios of Ivo-Jan van der Werff and James Dunham
2012–2013 Season: The Juilliard School: “ACHT” Studio; Hsin-Yun Huang, Steven Tenenbom, Yi-Fang Huang (Collaborative Coach and Studio Artistic Administrator), Heidi Castleman, and Misha Amory


Teacher’s Toolbox

The AVS Teacher’s Toolbox is a database for teachers to peruse ideas on approaching a variety of musical, technical & general issues around studio teaching.

Teaching Segments

Beginner/Intermediate Exercises