String teachers do amazing work in this world, partly due to the intensive education and training we have done, and partly because of our ability to use our intuition to connect with students’ particular individual needs. What is invaluable to the world, is that in addition to teaching people how to become musical and exercise control over an instrument, students learn myriad life skills that become part of their overall life-long character, which in turn influences the fabric of society. These are aspects such as perseverance, listening, the ability to get along with others with different abilities, backgrounds and opinions (aka inclusivity), creative problem-solving and time management, just to name a few.
RSTA is a modern take on traditional organizations, incorporating the digital world around us in order to create a greater whole and to co-create a larger impact overall. However, RSTA is committed to the real-life teachers and friendships making our world come to life through music.
We are teachers of stringed instruments, orchestra directors, choral and band teachers who also teach strings, newbies and career teachers, retired teachers, chamber music facilitators, private teachers, college professors and professional players who also teach. Every string teacher should have a team that has her back – so right here is that solid core of care, expertise, fun and inspiration in the Royal String Teacher Association. This is a safe place to be who you are, shine your light freely, learn, grow, and do so in a non-judgemental atmosphere. We think string teachers occupy a very special place in the fabric of society and we want to incubate that.
Why should I join the Royal String Teacher Association?
Glad you asked! This is the only worldwide string teacher association not bound to a specific country, supporting string teachers all around the world regardless of origin. RSTA is not commercially obligated to sponsors, universities or particular methods; rather, the association is composed of teacher-artists, school orchestra teachers, teacher trainers, university professors, studio teachers, professional performers who teach, and it is entirely self-sustained by member subscription and participation.
RSTA offers members unique content:
Inspiring materials to help your teaching – monthly RSTA SuperTopics which are short courses on an area that can help us in our teaching or in our teaching businesses
Private RSTA Member Community – a fun, closed group where you can ask for feedback on your teaching, your studio or music school business, or a goal, project or idea you are working on
Stringed instrument and teaching graphics for your royalty-free, non-commercial use
Live video conferences and meet-ups
Invitations to special events
All back-issues of a Museletter in one place
The minimum requirement to become a Royal String Teacher is to fall into one of the following categories and complete registration during a membership enrollment period:
Hold a qualifying degree or certificate for teaching a stringed instrument (Suzuki training is acceptable)
Be in a program that will qualify you to teach
Be a retired string teacher
Be a stringed-instrument performing professional who makes a substantial contribution to string music education, such as also performing outreach, composing or teaching
Would you like to become a Royal String Teacher Association member? Just let us know where to send some lovely string teacher goodies using the button below. Then you will receive an invitation to become a member as soon as it becomes available.
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About RSTA Community
The Royal String Teacher Association upholds unique values in the world of string music education, including
MUSIC AS A HEALING FORCE
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