Who is the ESTA PG Cert. (String Teaching) for?
The ESTA PG Cert. (String Teaching) course is for all teachers of bowed stringed instruments and aims to:
- Develop practical skill in teaching musical and technical material,
fostering an engaging and student-appropriate approach to
music learning and performance.
- Foster an investigative and inquisitive approach to teaching by
developing skills in both research and reflection .
- Actively develop communication skills to enable effective teaching.
- Develop skills in curriculum planning that are highly relevant
in the profession.
Your Course Leader: Richard Crozier MA BA Hons PGCE
Richard Crozier studied music at university and, having completed a BA Hons degree and PGCE, taught in secondary schools as Head of Music before becoming Area Music Co-ordinator in the County of Avon.
He was appointed County Music Inspector in Bedfordshire in 1991 and was Director of Professional Development at ABRSM from 1995 – 2012 where he led many professional development courses.
Richard is a co-author of Carousel, a primary music scheme (Ginn 1996); and with Paul Harris of The Music Teacher’s Companion (ABRSM 2000); co-project director, with Nigel Scaife for the publication All Together! (ABRSM 2004); author of Musical Instruments for Children (Hamlyn 2007), and co-author with Paul Harris of Improve your Piano Grades 1,2,3 (Faber 2014).
Who are the mentors?
The mentors have been drawn from the 1500 strong ESTA membership and have been selected for their specific expertise and experience in relevant areas. They are all distinguished musicians, with long-standing teaching careers and many of their own students have gone on to become esteemed string players.