Nashville, TN - On May 4th, Mark O’Connor will present a free lecture-demonstration to the public on his best-selling string teaching method, the O’Connor Method, at Harton Recital Hall in Massey Performing Arts Center, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. This is O’Connor’s first public appearance in Nashville since performing with the Nashville symphony in March 2007.
Since winning the CMA Musician of the Year for an unprecedented six times as a fiddler, O’Connor has made invaluable contributions to American string music as a performer, composer and educator, with his Suzuki-alternative O’Connor Method quickly becoming a cornerstone of music education. “The O’Connor Method aims to modernize string pedagogy by not only bestowing on young string players comprehensive technical and theoretical foundations but also teaching them how to improvise and creatively manipulate the music they learn,” says O’Connor.
The free lecture-demonstration will be on May 4th at Harton Recital Hall in Massey Performing Arts Center, Belmont University at 3:00 PM. The public is welcome. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Masako Jeffers, Assistant to the String Department, at fiddleTN@gmail.com. For directions to Belmont University, please visit here.