All of us at the O’Connor Method want to wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day, full of music, joy, creativity, and love! Oh, and don't forget chocolate... As always, we welcome any photos and videos you would like to share of your O'Connor Method adventures!
Mark O'Connor will be featured in two presentations at ASTA representing the O’Connor Method next month!
String Orchestra for your School Program - The O'Connor Method Thursday9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Room 15/16
The O'Connor Method for string teachers and students is a 10-Book series designed to guide students gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces. The O'Connor Method is unique in that the solo repertoire corresponds with the string orchestra repertoire so students experience the music they are learning through a different prism. By using the O'Connor Method orchestra books, students can further explore harmony, melody, rhythm, counterpoint, cultural diversity and American music from many eras on the pieces student's learn in their solo lessons. This approach using common repertoire is the perfect tool for school programs interested in producing fine string players and creative musicians and playing great American music. The versatility of the music and orchestral arrangements in the O'Connor Method series allows for classes from 3 students to 300! Find out more at www.oconnormethod.com
Presenters: Mark O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor
Sponsored by O’Connor Method
O’Connor Method: The Mark O’Connor Bow Arm Thursday12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. – Room: 20/21
The infamous Mark O'Connor bow arm and its development will be revealed - using American music from the O'Connor Method, learn to have and also teach the bow arm of O'Connor.
Presenter: Mark O'Connor
Upcoming Teacher Trainings: Chicago, Germany, New York
We are thrilled to announce some new teacher trainings coming up with Mark O'Connor! Next month, Mark and Maggie O'Connor will be conducting teacher training in Chicago at Merry Music Makers! Click below to sign up!
Need a last minute gift idea for Valentine's Day? Maggie O'Connor creates violin tuning peg necklaces by hand, a unique gift for a good cause - all proceeds go towards scholarships for the O'Connor Method Camp NYC!
Available online, at Mark O'Connor's performances, and will also be available for sale at ASTA next month along with O'Connor Method Books, Camp Registrations, and Mark O'Connor CDs. See O'Connor Method Store for more O'Connor Method products here.
"The violin is an incredibly beautiful instrument, from the sound it makes to its construction - including the tuning pegs. I create violin peg necklaces by hand. Each necklace features a unique peg with hand selected recycled beads, and just like all musicians and musical instruments out there, no necklace is the same. The tuning pegs of the violin have personalities of their own, which I aim to compliment in each design. Every peg I use is unique and is a real violin peg. I hope you enjoy this memento of celebrating the violin and keeping “in tune” with string playing and the importance of music in our lives through my violin tuning peg necklaces. All proceeds go towards scholarships for the O’Connor Method Camp New York City." -Maggie O'Connor
10 New O'Connor Method Teachers from Loyola New Orleans Teacher Training
We would like to welcome 10 new O'Connor Method teachers to our teaching community this month! Congratulations to Anastasia Sion, Eva Piontkowski, Joanna Izaguirre, Daniel Gale, Emily Townsend, John Noel, Tori Lambert, Vincent Bello, Natalie Phillips, and Maureen Kelly for completing the O'Connor Method teacher training at Loyola University New Orleans! Special thank you to Dr. Jean Montes and Loyola University for hosting this wonderful event in New Orleans during Marti Gras!
We have a fantastic answer to a frequently asked question for the O'Connor Method Camp NYC happening this Aug 1-5, 2016, Check in and Orientation on July 31:
Can you recommend any hotels around the school?
Yes! We highly recommend the Hilton Garden Inn, it is very close by to the camp venue and we have a fabulous group rate. Call to reserve the "O'Connor Method Camp NYC 2016 Group Rate" while rooms are available, or make your reservation online by clicking here.
One King Bed: $229 per night / Two Queen Beds: $239 per night
Hilton Garden Inn
New York Manhattan Midtown East
210 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-794-6000 Website
Find out more at our FAQ Page of the NYC Camp website. Be sure to take advantage of this fabulous group rate while rooms are available!
And the winner is.... Claire Smith Birmingham and students at Third Street Music School in NYC performing Daphne from Book III! Congratulations!
Email us a video of you, your child, or your student playing a tune from the O'Connor Method, talking about the O'Connor Method, or get creative and do a skit! We want to see it all! Video testimonials are welcome as well. All ages welcome to participate. Multiple entries accepted.
For updates on upcoming Official O'Connor Method Teacher Training Seminars, check the website "Teacher Training" page HERE.All future Official O'Connor Method Teacher Trainings will be listed there as well as in this O'Connor Method Newsletter.
For updates on upcoming Official O'Connor Method Summer Camps, check the website "Summer Camps" page HERE.All future Official O'Connor Method Summer Camps will be listed there as well as in this O'Connor Method Newsletter.
To find a certified O'Connor Method Teacher near you, check the website "Find a Teacher" page HERE,OR have your current teacher teach from the O'Connor Method Books. O'Connor Method Books can be found on the website "Store" pageHERE.
The O'Connor Method for string teachers and students is a 10-Book series designed to guide students gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces.