ViolinWorks FREE Teaching Materials - WorkSheets


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FREE Lesson-WorkSheets for you to photocopy
You may find these very useful in your lessons.

WorkSheet # 1 - Elementary Level students
WorkSheet #2 - Junior/Intermediate Level students
WorkSheet #3 Advanced students

Assignments - Studies- Exercises: Do your students do them at home? These WorkSheets are an option to study-books.


We have all noticed ...


. most students do NOT do their fingering and bowing exercises at home, do they?
Well, maybe a little ... they just play the music ... ... of course ...

These WorkSheets are very useful in improving the efficiency of home violin-work.
There are three versions of the WorkSheets

#1 is for Elementary Students
#2 is for Junior & Intermediate Students
#3 is for Advanced Students

The WorkSheets are music-specific: they are to be used to work on specific fingerings and bowing in a piece of music.

Download these Sample WorkSheets

Here are samples of how you might use a WorkSheet. The exercises you choose will depend on the skill of the individual student.

WorkSheet #1 - Boccherini's Minuet
WorkSheet #2 -Reiding's Air Varie
WorkSheet #3 -Borowski's 'Adoration'

Suggestions for Use of the WorkSheets

#1. Write out the exercise during the lesson. Demonstrate. Write notes & fingerings clearly. Take your time: be sure that the students can accurately do each exercise before they go home. Be sure that the students understand it.

NOTE: It's important that the students see exactly where the notes/bowings occur during the piece. Use clear measure numbers. If the edition doesnot include measure numbers, write them at the beginning of each line.

#2. Be attentive to individual abilities: Does the student NEED this exercise? How many exercises can the student retain in one lesson?
NOTE: An exercise that is not fully understood is a waste of lesson-time.
#3. Select the skills carefully: half of the exercises should already be within the student's abilities. Some of them should be of middling-difficulty. One exercise should be more advanced than the student is ready for.
NOTE: Motivation is everything. Success balanced with challenge.

#4. Write
"WS" in the student's assignment list. Insert the WS in the student's binder as a 3-hole punch, or clip to the music facing the location of the actual music.
NOTE: In the next lesson, do the WS before working on the piece. The student will soon understand that you will not proceed with the piece unless the exercise is well done.
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