Hi, LOVELY STRING PERSON!
SuperStrings Studio encourages and uplifts string music teachers all over the world.
We know the intrinsic value of what we provide in our work but in reality sometimes it can be terribly lonely and difficult, and there may even be times when we consider giving it up to do something else for a living.
On the other hand there are so many incredible people teaching, giving selflessly, working diligently and making it better for our students and each other.
SuperStrings Studio connects the dots, developing thriving string teachers, players and students! We have good reason to be proud of our work and our accomplishments, and the future we are creating for the next generation. Together we can go beyond our limitations, learn how to maximize our time, celebrate our milestones and achieve so much more!
Highlights of SuperStrings Studio
Royal String Teacher Association© (under construction – click on the link to learn more).
The Royal String Teacher Association© of SuperStrings Studio brings string teachers together in a private membership designed specifically for our profession. Read more and find out about how the Royal String Teacher Association© can assist you in your own teaching.
Or subscribe directly using this link to receive updates on the progress of this association, offers and freebies to help your teaching right here, and get incredible limited-time offers for founding members: >>RSTA UPDATES
SuperStrings Studio publishes a Museletter©, a digital quarterly magazine available to all string teachers and students. While you’ll find fascinating interviews with real string teachers, learn about our hopes, dreams and hard work for our successful collective future, you’ll also get tips and gems of wisdom to make your playing, learning and teaching more fun. Occasionally there are also candid interviews with string students which we can all learn from. Did we mention it’s FREE?! Don’t let another issue pass you by–get on the subscriber list now and reap the joy and benefits!
a Museletter Update: the awesome December issue features the lovely Phil Holland and amazing Katie Glumac! We are SO excited to share their interviews with you! Plus the best teaching tips of 2018 and ways to calm down, relax and love life more.
Private and small group classes to learn violin, viola and beginning guitar. Send a note of inquiry to bb at superstringsstudio.com or use the contact form below to learn more.
SuperStrings Studio was created in 2017 by Bonny Buckley after a bunch of years playing professionally and teaching strings (in the USA, China and Germany) when it dawned on her while teaching in Germany, that like both her mother and father, she was a self-employed entrepreneur.
From that moment she decided to focus on being an advocate for string music teachers, supporting them as much as possible whilst teaching private students.
Why learn to play the violin? Or another stringed instrument?
Learning an instrument is a massively great use of time which requires daily attention. But what you reap in rewards are values which truly enrich our lives, things like discipline, delayed gratification, patience, kindness, self-awareness, coordination, fun, respect, accomplishment, culture, aesthetics, musical expression and self-confidence to name a few!
One of the most important benefits of becoming a competent musician is the ability to learn to listen carefully, a skill which we urgently need more of today.
Wait a sec. That was really important.
One of the most important benefits of learning to play an instrument well is learning the ability to LISTEN well, a skill which is important to becoming HUMAN.
parent of a violin student
“I wanted to let you know that you seem to be the perfect fit for Katja. It’s amazing how patient you are with her and you’re so good at making her comfortable. I’m already seeing a difference in her confidence. She’s not as afraid of making mistakes. Thank you!”
“Dear Mrs. Bonny, I would like to thank you for teaching me violin this year. I learned a lot.”
“Amazing Bonny! Thank you so much! And I also want to take a moment to extend my serious gratitude for your time in teaching me these last few months. This means the world to me. I used to have to memorize where to put my fingers when it came to chords but now I am starting to have a real understanding for the guitar. I have a lot of work ahead of me when it comes to singing/playing, but you’ve given me a stronger grasp of how to play than I ever thought I would have, again, this means the world to me.”
Ex-military/veteran, teaching wonder/multi-tasking-organized-team-supporter who makes her own momentumI’ve had the extreme pleasure of working next to Bonny for the past five years. During this time, I have seen her open students’ worlds through music by being patient, precise, and remarkably positive. Teaching comes as naturally to her as playing music. She has an innate ability for inspiring and motivating her students to stretch their imaginations (and their fingers) into the rhythms and melody of music. They are lucky to have her, and I’ve been fortunate to have worked beside her.
- Bob Culver
Professor at The University of Michigan
The School of Music, Theater and Dance
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Have a look, say something, share your learning, be bold, take a risk, make a friend. ♥
Photo of SuperStrings Studio students in Stuttgart at their student recital by Bernd F Blankenbach
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