2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Bow Guides, Wrist Guards, Chapstick? A Guide to Teaching Aids and Their Many Uses

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Broadmoor Hall C

Lindsay Genadek
Private Strings Teacher

Lindsay received her Bachelors of Music Performance on viola in 2007 from the University of Northern Colorado and her Bachelors of Music Education from Colorado Mesa University in 2010. She received her Masters of Education Administration at Argosy University in 2018.

Lindsay currently teaches from her home private studio. Prior to that, she was an orchestra director at Westminster Public Schools, served as the Head Orchestra Director at Mapleton Public Schools and taught at El Sistema Colorado.

Lindsay is very active in the music education community. She is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for Augustana Arts, helping bring music to underserved communities, is on the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Private Studio Committee, was a mentor for the ASTA new teacher program and has served as the Secretary of the Colorado American String Teachers Association.

She was the recipient of the Mapleton Public School’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2015 and was given the Colorado American String Teachers Association’s Exemplary Middle School and Junior High School Teacher Award in 2012.

Lindsay can be seen performing on her viola throughout Colorado. Most recently, Lindsay performed with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra as principal viola, the Denver Philharmonic as both section violist and principal violist, Stratus Chamber Orchestra as a substitute violist and the Grand Junction Symphony. She performed with the Mesa State College Orchestra in 2010 as the winner of the concerto competition, was guest lead violist with The Flobots and was a guest artist on the recent album of Khemmis.


Parents are busy and tired of fighting with their kids, students can't remember everything to practice and as a teacher, you know you can't move on until technique is correct. Sometimes technique feels like an uphill battle and can be very discouraging to students and parents. There are so many teaching aids, common and uncommon, to use to help with this exact scenario and this session will focus on what can be used to help the many different technique pitfalls our students succumb to. These teaching aids help the student focus on what's really fun about learning music: The Music!

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