A Must-Have Guide for Every Suzuki Teacher, Parent and Advanced Student
Chock full of helpful information for every possible situation that arises in teaching young students, Expanding Horizons: The Suzuki-Trained Violinist Grows Up, puts the 40+ years of experience of noted Suzuki educator Professor Mark Bjork to work. Written in a manner so engaging, you’ll want to keep it on your nightstand! For teachers, parents and advanced students, the book offers a wealth of practical guidance, from technical development (scales, etudes, exercises), to developing practice skills, as well as “life beyond book 8”. Preparation for chamber music, competitions and auditions is covered in a pragmatic way, enabling the transition from intermediate to advanced player, on to a lifetime of music.
Paperback, 150 pages.
About the Author
Mark Bjork, Professor of Violin and Pedagogy at the University of Minnesota School of Music, is a graduate of Indiana University where he studied violin with Josef Gingold, and chamber music with David Dawson, Harry Farbman, and Janos Starker. An active performer, he performed more than forty works with the LaSalle Trio in an annual concert series as well as in radio, TV, and tour performances.
Mr. Bjork is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of Suzuki Talent Education. In 1967 he started one of the first Suzuki programs in the United States at the MacPhail Center for the Arts, which was part of the University of Minnesota at the time. Workshops, masterclasses and clinics, often related to Suzuki Talent Education, have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and Japan. His former students include concertmasters, chamber music performers, and teachers.
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