Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)

First Committee Member

Eugenie Burkett

Number of Pages



The purpose of this study was to examine the training of non-string teachers who teach strings in Nevada secondary schools, as well as their approach to first-year string teaching issues. Sixty current string and non-string teachers across Nevada voluntarily responded to the survey portion of this study. Two non-string teachers teaching strings in Nevada and two string professors were chosen for the interview portion of this study. Results found that fewer non-string teachers were required to take string methods class than string teachers. Fewer non-string teachers compared to string teachers thought their string methods class was applicable to their first year of teaching strings. String professors expected that non-string music education majors possess skills that would enable them to play well enough to get them through a typical first year. Data from this study also showed that non-string teachers can become successful string teachers if they pursue assistance experienced string teachers.


Examination; Issues; String; Strings; Teachers; Teaching; Ethno-nationalism

Controlled Subject

Music; Music--Instruction and study

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2.66 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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