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Rachel Barton Pine: Young Students Thrive in Early Music and Baroque Ensembles border=0 align=

Rachel Barton Pine: Young Students Thrive in Early Music and Baroque Ensembles

April 12, 2019, 8:19 PM · With all the Baroque music that we teach beginning violinists, doesn't it make sense to teach them something about Baroque performance practice? Violinist Rachel Barton Pine thought so, when her daughter, Sylvia, started taking violin lessons and going through the Suzuki books several years ago. Once Pine starting looking into it, she discovered that there are early music education programs and ensembles springing up all across the United States, and they seem to be a big hit with young musicians. Last month, Pine shared her own experiences with Sylvia, and she also brought together a group of teachers and students from Baroque programs around the country to talk about their programs and to perform at a workshop called "Baroque for Beginners and Beyond" at the American String Teachers Association conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Keep reading...

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