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ESTA AGM 17th may 2015

17th May 2015

Dear ESTA Colleague

This is to invite you to our ESTA AGM day in London on May 17. As well as the statutory Annual General Meeting, which is unlikely to last more than half an hour, there will be three items of interest to all:

We are having a “Question Time” session (in line with certain political events taking place around the time of the AGM!) For this, we need questions from you, our membership. Questions can be about educational and musical issues that are happening now. The distinguished panel we have assembled for this is:

Stuart Hazelton (representing Hubs)
Louise Lansdown (representing Conservatoires)
William Bruce (representing Examination Boards)
Ariane Todes (representing Publishing)
Liz Goble (representing Students)
David Le Page (our President)

Daniel Palmizio, viola, will also be performing the Schubert Arpeggione and Paganini/Primrose Caprice 24 for Viola and Piano.
Here’s a clip of Daniel’s amazing playing: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztd1wz6JzdU

The annual ESTA awards will be given out. This year’s beneficiaries are Ted Wilson, for services to ESTA UK, and William Roskelly for services to string teaching. Come to the meeting to find out more about these two remarkable teachers.

Please come to this exciting event if you possibly can. It’s at the 1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street, SE1 8UE from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

Even if you can’t make it, please send in your questions for the Question Time panel, and consider filling in a proxy voting form for the AGM.

See you there!

John Shayler
Chair of Council, ESTA UK.

Summer School

9-14 August 2015

European String Teachers Association

Summer school 2015

9th-14th August

Cheltenham, UK

Professional Development lies at the heart of the European String Teachers Association and each year the Summer School draws together a world-class faculty of teacher-presenters to share experiences and pedagogic insights into teaching and playing string instruments.

2015 promises an inspiring series of workshops, lectures, demonstrations and concerts. Participants range from young professionals to semi-retired players giving a unique mix of experiences and opportunity for sharing of ideas and knowledge. Informal chamber music groups spring up every evening around suppertime and after the concerts.

The programme retains its ever popular Basics (String Pedagogy) classes which take an in depth view of how we play and teach string instruments. Every year these classes take on their own special life as the presenter and participants change and the class evolves to suit everyone's interests and needs.

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