My book, An Introduction to Double Bass Playing, is being used by many bassists and schools including the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and is recommended at DePaul University in Chicago and the College of DuPage. ****NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR iPAD AS AS MULTI-MEDIA BOOK VIA iTUNES FOR ONLY $8.99!****
Need a clinician for your school or music department? I’m available!
I was fortunate to work with local students this past winter in River Forest, IL. Mr. Wuersig, director says, “Peter participated in our string workshop at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest. He came super-prepared to work with and motivate our students. Peter brought materials he had created just for our workshop and presented each kid with their own copy. His enthusiasm was motivating. He is very passionate about teaching and about stringed instruments, especially the string bass.”
“…[Peter] offered a full day of interesting insight, thoughtful analysis, and enjoyable music-making for the students in my program and myself.” – Mr. Michael D. Blostein , Averill Park High School, Averill Park, NY.
Need a guest for your class? I can also speak to college music /education classes.
I have added two string orchestra arrangements to my store.
This is a simple arrangement for string orchestra of Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Good King Wenceslas and Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful).
Only the key of G is used and there are no accidentals. The first violin part has some third position work to provide a challenge for more advance players. Dotted rhythms and hooked bowings have been using sparingly.
The harmony is generally two part between upper and lower strings.
Markings have been kept to a minimum to allow for flexibility, interpretation and to get students in the habit of notating their part.
Another simple yet very flexible arrangement to accomodate ensembles with varying abilities as well as the possible time crunch in preparing for a holiday concert.
Every instrument has a standard and advanced part. Any combination – or even just using the standard line – will work.
Be sure to explain the legato hooked bowings. Feel free to transpose any phrases or even just specific measure up or down an octave.
A banner of the order of flats and sharps. I tried having two banners for each but students found it confusing. So here is a banner where they can just read it from the appropriate side and with a single flat and sharp they know which side to use. The banner it 60″ x 6″, made of durable vinyl and has 6 brass grommets for hanging. $50 + $15 S&H
The Rhythm Ruler is a tool to teach students about rhythms. It displays inches with sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half, and whole notes. The back has a breakdown of eighth, quarter, and half note triplets.
Teaching rhythms can be a difficult task but by relating note values to measurements – which most students are familiar with – the task is much easier. Students readily relate the two and easily understand note divisions with the Rhythm Ruler.
The Rhythm Ruler is perfect for band, orchestra, chorus and classroom music students. Teaching note values in general music and classroom music classes to students without previous music experience is much easier with the Rhythm Ruler.
The Rhythm Ruler is made from heavy matte cardstock. It is available in packs of 50 rulers for $50 per pack plus $10s&h. School purchase orders, credit cards or PayPal are accepted.
2′x4′ Vinyl Banners of the Rhythm Ruler Perfect for your classroom!!!
These are nice banners with metal grommets for hanging.
Of course, school purchase orders are welcome.