1 – Lecture – The most important aspects in work with violin beginners

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Saturday 31st October 2020 – 8.30am-9.15am

One of Ms. Badanjak’s keen interests in violin pedagogy is working with beginners. In her twenty-year pedagogical experience and research, she collected valuable insights about this subject which she and her colleagues find of great help in their teaching.

This lecture summarizes the most important segments in the first year of working with violin students – posting the instrument, choosing the right program, practicing at home (during the school year and the school break), and communicating with students and parents. It is a complete guide for young teachers and a valuable memorandum for experienced ones.

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About the speaker

Ines Ana Tomić was born in Vinkovci, Croatia. After finishing high school in the class of prof. Eva Hűhn, she has studied at the Music Academy in Zagreb where she attained a master’s degree in Master of Arts.

Since an early age, she won several prizes in state competitions and during her studies. She performed in Croatia and abroad, as a soloist, chamber musician and as a member of significant Croatian orchestras.

For several years she was a member of the Zagreb Chamber Orchestra and director of the International String Competition Rudolf Matz.

Today her main focus is on violin pedagogy. She works as a violin teacher in Zagreb and her students win first prizes and special awards on state and international competitions, perform around Croatia and are often guests in live shows on Croatian Television.

She is an author of the first Croatian violin schoolbook since 1960 and several other methodical materials in Croatian and English (The Pizzicato Method) and a member of the jury on many national and international competitions. She mentors teacher trainees and holds masterclasses for violin students and teachers.

She received many awards for her work, including the Ministry of Education Award and Croatian Music and Dance Teachers’ Association Award.