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Cellist Stefan Kartman to Join SAW Faculty

Stefan Kartman, cello faculty

The String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM is pleased to announce the hiring of Stefan Kartman as its newest cello faculty. Stefan Kartman is currently Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In addition to solo performance, he has performed to critical acclaim as cellist of the Kneisel Trio […]

Violin Virtuosi to Perform at Peabody Institute

The String Academy of Wisconsin’s Violin Virtuosi will be participating in the Violin Pedagogy Weekend at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University April 4-6th.

The seven violinists from SAW will join pre-college violinists from Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Wyoming-Laramie and Peabody Pre-College for a weekend of masterclasses, pedagogy panels and sessions […]

Johannes Moser Masterclass

Kartik Papatla observes a demonstration by Johannes Moser

On January 10, 2010, Johanness Moser gave a guest masterclass at the String Academy. The masterclass was one in a series of classes made possible by a partnership with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the String Academy of Wisconsin, and was […]

2007 Violin Teacher Workshop

2007 Teacher Workshop Participants

This past July, violinists and violists from across the United States participated in the twelfth annual String Academy Teaching Violin to Children workshop. Participants of all ages and levels of teaching experience enjoyed the busy four-day weekend of lectures, hands-on learning sessions, round table discussions, performances and demonstrations. String […]

Choosing Repertoire For Young Violinists

by Mimi Zweig

You may have wondered how your teacher chooses repertoire for you. Nothing is arbitrary, and your teacher has “figured out” an overall game plan. In the beginning you are playing open strings and the famous Twinkle Variations, which you might think go on forever. As you progress you can look back and […]

From The Mailbag

August 28,1993

“We have just returned from vacation, and I wanted to convey to you the wonderful 5 days I had at the String Workshop [Teaching the Violin to Children] in Milwaukee. Thank you for sharing your time, talents and students with us so all might learn more about violin pedagogy.”

“I have never been […]