Making the Switch: Encouraging Good Violinists to Become Great Violists through Chamber Music Study
Dr. Christina Placilla

In communities where violists are scarce, teachers can increase the number of violists by targeting violin students who have potential to succeed as violists. They can be encouraged to study the viola through a targeted approach by using chamber music. This article examines which students may be most willing to engage in chamber music study, the methods by which the student should be taught based upon developmental psychology theories, and the repertoire that would help the student successfully engage as a violist based upon graded rubrics of chamber music based upon the student’s performance ability.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ijmpa.v5n1a3