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SuperStrings Studio

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.

But 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 celebrate our milestones and achieve so much more! 

Highlights of SuperStrings Studio

Instrumental Lessons given by Bonny Buckley for violin, viola and guitar


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.


A Museletter

SuperStrings Studio publishes a Museletter©, a digital quarterly magazine available to all string teachers and students. In it you’ll find fascinating interviews with real string teachers, learn their hopes and dreams for our successful collective future, and read 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!

Update: the awesome December issue will feature the lovely Phil Holland and amazing Katie Glumac! We are SO excited to share their interviews with you!

link to get free e-magazine or ezine for string teachers and students

Get a Museletter© now by clicking the image above. You will get two mails after signing up: a confirmation and a thank-you with the link to a Museletter in it. Stay up to date with relevant and fun interviews in this amazing, digital quarterly for string teachers and students for free! Right now this comes with access to “Red Leaves Flying” for stringed instruments, an original composition for kids learning strings, which trains string crossing and F# and F♮.

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 while continuing to teach some 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.

 >>Read more here WHY LEARN MUSIC.


TESTIMONIALS

  • Jessie

“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!”

  • Tom

“Dear Mrs. Bonny, I would like to thank you for teaching me violin this year. I learned a lot.”

  • Travis

“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.”

  • Darcie O’Shea

    Ex-military/veteran, teaching wonder/multi-tasking-organized-team-supporter who makes her own momentum

    I’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.
  • Ian Edlund

Ian EdlundOwner, String Instrument Specialists in Olympia, WA

Bonny is a talented and competent musician and an experienced teacher in a variety of situations. She is intelligent, fearless, and sensitive to others. I have great faith in her ability to handle any teaching situation. She is a very valuable music educator.
  • Bob Culver

Professor at The University of Michigan

I am pleased to write for Ms. Bonny Buckley as an administrator of the Livingston American School of Shanghai. I have known Bonny five years and am very aware of her work as a teacher of stringed instruments in Washington State. She is an accomplished violist, has many insights into educational process for developing strong performance skills, discipline and sense of purpose plus language skills unique among her peers. It seems to be a remarkable fit for your school.
Robert Culver
Professor Emeritus
The School of Music, Theater and Dance
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

 


 

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