String Pedagogy offers a Master of Music
degree with Emphasis in String Pedagogy. All of our pedagogy majors study privately with the outstanding UNM applied faculty, and perform in the UNM Symphony Orchestra, which enriches their education. Graduate students can also pursue a dual concentration in String Pedagogy and Instrumental Performance.
The curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive. The pedagogy of Ivan Galamian, John Kendall, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki are all studied during coursework. Interdisciplinary work includes readings in Child Development, Human Cognition, Motivation Theory, Parent Education, the Business of Running a Private Studio, and Recognizing/Teaching to Individual Learning Styles.
String Pedagogy can offer generous scholarships as well as graduate assistantships.
The UNM Lab School is the second component of our program. Community children - ages 3 through high school - receive private lessons, repertoire and reading classes, ensemble, music inventions, fiddling, cello, Music Mind Games, and Mad About Music [the Lab School tour group]. All classes, recitals, performances and concerts are directed by UNM pedagogy students.