Welcome to Captivate Strings

Hi Fellow Educators, Welcome to my new blog about the Captivate Strings Program currently implemented across 10 Catholic Primary Schools and 1 Catholic Secondary School in the Diocese of Parramatta – Western Sydney, Australia. We will be celebrating and discussing student achievement, intrinsic motivation and exciting new ways of teaching and learning – in music education but also across the curriculum.

The “Strings Things” program is based on a teaching method that I have authored and published – now at 2 levels – and is implemented across 10 of our primary schools as a classroom music program. ALL students in a school with String Things play violin, viola, cello or double bass in years 3, 4 or 5 in a class orchestra. Students are also offered group lessons with our team of specialist strings teachers and can also play in our school ensembles and our combined Captivate String Orchestra.Image


About captivatestrings

Phil Rooke is a Teacher Educator, specializing in Music Education for the Catholic Education Office - Diocese of Parramatta, authoring & implementing teaching programs and leading music learning across a system of 78 schools in Western Sydney. "I am on a learning journey to find and invent better ways to motivate students and teachers in music making."
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