Master Class at Guanzhou Xinghai Conservatory (China)

Master Class at Tianjin Conservatory (China)

Workshops and Clinics

Presenter for 2017 American String Teachers Association National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Please Don't Squeeze*

Presenter for 2015 American String Teachers Association National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT Shifting Strategies

Presenter for 2013 American String Teachers Association National Conference, Providence, RI, Kreutzer Cubed and Strings at the Heart of the University

Clinician for 2010 State Conferences: Tennessee Music Educators Association and Kentucky Music Educators Association

Presenter for 2009 American String Teachers Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA,
Tension Free Set Up

Clinician for 2008 Tennessee Music Educators Association State Conference,
Tension Free Teaching and Playing

Clinician for 2007 Tennessee Music Educators Association State Conference At Ease-Posture and Playing Position for the Long Term

Teacher Clinic for String Crossings Camp Set up for the Successful String Student

Kreutzer Cubed session, with Brenda Brenner, Indiana University and James Lyon, Penn State University streamed and available on the ASTA website

* Please Don't Squeeze

Have you ever been on a roll with your pedagogical plan, only to be stopped in your tracks by a roadblock resulting from tension and/or pain in a student? This session will explore hands-on ways to use scale and arpeggio patterns within musical language to create a path from released tension to real-time application by sequentially integrating principles of a tension-free setup; right arm and left hand mechanics, timing and rhythm.


Master Classes

Examples of regional master classes:
Franklin Pond Chamber Music, Atlanta, GA
South Carolina American String Teachers Association State Conference, Greenville, SC
Naperville High School, Ill.
Governor’s School for the Arts, TN
Washington Conservatory of Music, Washington, D.C.
Mount Holyoke College, MA
Chippewa Falls High School, WI

Tianjin Conservatory
Nanjing Culture and Art Centre
Guanzhou Xinghai Conservatory

Dresden Hochschule

This recent quote...

"I brought my 8th Grade Orchestra to Belmont several times and we did workshops with Elisabeth Small. She is one of the best clinicians that has ever worked with my kids!  She is firm and loving at the same time.  Her passion and expertise come across clearly, and she always brings out the very best in my students."

Seth Gamba
Elkins Pointe Middle School
Roswell, GA