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For Immediate Release February 2013

The ABCs of Violin for the Advanced Player
New Edition
The ABCs of Violin

New York, NY — Carl Fischer Music is pleased to present a new edition of The ABCs of Violin for the Advanced Player (ABC19X - $14.95), by Janice Tucker Rhoda. This book now features a CD containing MP3 performance tracks with piano accompaniment, piano accompaniment only, and printable PDF file of all piano accompaniments. The fourth volume of Janice Tucker Rhoda's ABCs of Violin method addresses second position playing with melodies, warm-up exercises, study pieces, scales and arpeggios. It also includes graphs to show new left-hand finger placement, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart. Learn to play harmonics and pizzicato a chord along with intensive work shifting through first, second and third positions.

Janice Tucker Rhoda is the author of the popular instruction series The ABCs of Strings, published by Carl Fischer Music. Her method makes learning to play a bowed string instrument easy and enjoyable. She gives string teacher training clinics and courses at colleges worldwide including New England Conservatory of Music, McGill University, Penn State University, Royal Conservatory of Music and Vancouver Academy of Music. She has presented clinics at Cambridge Center for Adult Education and USA educational music conferences FMEA, MMEA, NJMEA, NYSSMA, PMEA, TODA and TMEA, and has served as an adjudicator for solo competitions. Ms. Rhoda received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music where her primary teacher was Eric Rosenblith, protégé of well-known pedagogue Carl Flesch. She attended NEC's Preparatory School for 3 years studying with Mr. Rosenblith before enrolling in the college division and studying with him for a total of 8 years. She also studied with luminaries Nancy Cirillo, Rudolf Kolisch, Yuri Mazurkevich, George Neikrug, Daniel Pinkham, Gunther Schuller, Roman Totenberg and Benjamin Zander. Her Suzuki teacher trainers were Carol Sykes, Joan Reuning, Lorraine Fink, Shinichi Suzuki and William Starr. She taught at Longy School of Music, Brookline Music School and All Newton Music School, serving as director of the Suzuki program at the first two institutions. She has taught Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, and accompanies students on Piano. She has studied Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder and Mandolin, and has had years of private voice lessons beginning at NEC for college credit. She learned to read music at age 6 in a Massachusetts public school and sang solos in school plays and graduations before studying Violin at age 9. Read more about Janice Tucker Rhoda here.

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