String Pedagogy

“…praise him with stringed instruments…” – Psalm 150:4

Program Purpose

The String Pedagogy associates program prepares the student to teach violin using traditional pedagogical techniques, a solid repertoire sequence, and a knowledge of musical genres. Pedagogy students are encouraged to adopt a discipleship perspective and approach each lesson as an opportunity to point their students to Christ. Enrollment in this program is contingent on a successful audition. String Pedagogy majors must pass music major platform evaluations in their primary instrument.

Program Overview

66 Credit Hours

Bible and Theology ​

20 Credit Hours

General Education

12 Credit Hours

Church Education

7 Credit Hours


27 Credit Hours

Primary Instructors

Leanna York

John Reed

Paul Reed

Key Courses

Music Performance I

MUS 241 | 1 Credit Hours

This course offers masterclass-style performance opportunities for the advancing musician and includes chamber music…

Applied Music

MUS 111 | 1 Credit Hours

Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, brass, etc. as offered in the class schedule. One half-hour lesson per week. MUS 211, 212,…

String Pedagogy I

MUS 231 | 2 Credit Hours

 A study of the methods used in teaching beginning string players. Topics include teacher deportment, playing technique, repertoire sequence,…

String Intern Instruction I

MUS 259 | 1 Credit Hours

 An internship for the string pedagogy major in which the student gives string lessons under the direction of the music…

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