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The Bornoff Approach - It's a Game-Changer!

Albert Einstein said 'the definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.'

If this is true, Debbie Lyle is a genius. Debbie has a rare gift for teaching highly complex concepts in a way that children through adults can receive them with joy and enthusiasm." -Ross DeBardelaben, DMA

East Coast Workshop (Six-Day)  Charlottesville, VA

June 28 -July 3, 2020

St. Anne's-Belfield School
799 Faulconer Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Schedule (35 contact hours)
Sunday, 12:30-5:30
Monday-Thursday, 8:30-noon, 1:00-4:00
Friday, 8:30-12:30
Tuition (Does NOT include room and board)
Teachers $535 (Early-Bird discount @$385 - Pay in full by 3/7/20)
Returning Teachers (any previously paid workshop) $400
College and High School Students $275  (Early-Bird discount @$225 - Pay in full by 3/7/20)

An in-depth exploration of the PEDAGOGY, PROCESS, and MATERIALS of the Bornoff Approach. Topics covered include tone production and intonation exercises, Cycle Form, Creative Review, Finger Pattern Variations, Note Reading and Theory teaching techniques, Differentiated Teaching, Assessment, and beginning Jazz Improvisation.

Core texts used are the Primer, Finger Patterns, Fun for Fiddle Fingers, and Breakthrough for String Education. Teachers often use this time to improve their skills on their second or third instrument -school instruments provided at no extra fee - and ample time is devoted to the differences of technique such as bow hold between the instruments. Conversation is tailored to the participants’ needs and also includes an overview of the higher-level materials including Patterns in Position, Pure Technique, and advancing solos.

West Coast Workshop (Three-Day)            Fresno, CA

June 15-17, 2020 

Sunnyside High School
1019 S. Peach Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
Performing Arts Building, S20
Schedule (18 Contact Hours)
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30-noon, 12:45-3:15
Tuition (Order lunch in for an extra fee)
Teachers $160  (Early-Bird discount @$130 - Pay in full by 3/7/20)
Returning Teachers (any previously paid workshop) $110 
College and High School Students FREE

Explore the Bornoff materials and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into your program. Help your students play with better intonation, cleaner rhythms, and a robust, confident tone! Topics covered include tone production and intonation exercises, Cycle Form, Creative Review, Finger Pattern variations, Note Reading and Theory teaching techniques, Differentiated Teaching, and beginning Jazz Improvisation.

Teachers often use this time to improve their skills on their second or third instrument - school instruments provided at no extra fee - and ample time is devoted to the differences of technique such as bow hold between the instruments. As always, the conversation is tailored to the needs of the participants.

Southern Workshop (Three-Day)            Houston, TX

June 22-24, 2020

Miller Intermediate School
15025 Westpark Drive
Houston, TX 77082
Schedule (18 Contact Hours)
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30-noon, 12:45-3:15
Tuition (Order lunch in for an extra fee)
Teachers $160  (Early-Bird discount @$130 - Pay in full by 3/7/20)
Returning Teachers (any previously paid workshop) $110 
College and High School Students FREE

Explore the Bornoff materials and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into your program. Help your students play with better intonation, cleaner rhythms, and a robust, confident tone! Topics covered include tone production and intonation exercises, Cycle Form, Creative Review, Finger Pattern variations, Note Reading and Theory teaching techniques, Differentiated Teaching, and beginning Jazz Improvisation.

Teachers often use this time to improve their skills on their second or third instrument - school instruments provided at no extra fee - and ample time is devoted to the differences of technique such as bow hold between the instruments. As always, the conversation is tailored to the needs of the participants.

Northeast Workshop (Three-Day)              Warwick, NY

August 3-5, 2020

Sanfordville Elementary School
144 Sanfordville Rd.
Warwick, NY 10990
Schedule (18 Contact Hours)
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30-noon, 12:45-3:15
Tuition (Order lunch in for an extra fee)
Teachers $160  (Early-Bird discount @$130 - Pay in full by 3/7/20)
Returning Teachers (any previously paid workshop) $110 
College and High School Students FREE

Explore the Bornoff materials and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into your program. Help your students play with better intonation, cleaner rhythms, and a robust, confident tone! Topics covered include tone production and intonation exercises, Cycle Form, Creative Review, Finger Pattern variations, Note Reading and Theory teaching techniques, Differentiated Teaching, and beginning Jazz Improvisation.

Teachers often use this time to improve their skills on their second or third instrument - school instruments provided at no extra fee - and ample time is devoted to the differences of technique such as bow hold between the instruments. As always, the conversation is tailored to the needs of the participants.