Instrumental Methods and Techniques


MTL 465 (Cross-listed for noncredit as INS 423)
Instrumental Methods and Techniques
July 17-28, 2023 / Monday–Friday, 1:30–5:00 p.m.
Room: ESM 320

Christopher Azzara

For instrumental, vocal, and general music teachers at all levels who wish to improve their musicianship skills for teaching. This course is particularly relevant for teachers who are addressing the National Standards (Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting) and singing, performing on instruments, reading, composing, and improvising. The emphasis is on beginning instrumental study for recorder, winds, percussion, and strings from Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series—Books / Recordings. For more information, contact Christopher Azzara at (585) 274-1027 or

This institute is designed as a residential program; participants may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center. The housing cost includes three meals per day. Note that housing space is limited this year; please reserve early once you have confirmed you will attend. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Friday, July 28 at 5 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 35
$5,670 / 3 credits (credit option available for matriculated Eastman students only)
$875 / noncredit (institute tuition only)
$1,955 / noncredit tuition with housing and meals

Dr. Azzara was so knowledgeable and inspiring it made me feel like I was having fun and learning a lot. Humor is a great tool for me, so I appreciated the sense of humor he had.” — 2022 student

Click HERE to register (noncredit institute only)