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The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of string education.

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FASE supports teachers through consulting services, workshops, certification programs and professional development grants. See how we can help you today!

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Congratulations to this year's George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship winners!

Sponsored in conjunction with the American String Teachers Association to attend the ASTA national conference, the three annual scholarships of $800 each have been awarded to: Lauren Gruber, Orchestra Director, Richmond Community Schools, Richmond, IN, Lindsay Reisler, Orchestra Director/Music Teacher, Brooklyn Park Middle School, Baltimore, MD, and Lindsay Schwartz, Orchestra Teacher, West Fargo Public Schools, West Fargo, NDCongratulations to this year's George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship winners!

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2016 FASE Grants: Second Round Awarded 

In addition to the George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship, FASE has distributed an average of over $60,000 each year to string programs and educators across the country! Our 2015 grant recipients include the Meadowmount School of Music, the South Florida Youth Symphony, Strings Without Boundaries, the Ubuntu Kids Violin Program, Nelson County Community Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony "MANY" Program and the Ip Piano School. Apply by April 15 for requests serving June through December 2016. Please click here to download our grant application form.

For me the great thing about Bornoff is that the approach doesn’t repeat itself – it just keeps growing as the teacher grows.
                               - Dr. Marvin Rabin

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Supporting String Education

The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education was created with the hopes and dreams of not only inspiring students and teachers to strive for excellence, but also to provide the educational and financial support to help them reach their goals.

Gestalt-driven, flexible, compact – the teaching strategies of the Bornoff Approach help develop thinking musicians from the earliest ages  and can be easily integrated with existing methods and materials, enabling teachers to more effectively use diminishing instruction time.  The Bornoff Approach to string teaching encourages creativity and flexibility from teachers and students alike. 

Email or call for conversation, bring us to your program for a visit, or attend one of our workshops.  We hope to see you at the ASTA National Convention 2015!

Your gift makes a difference!

With a tax-deductible gift to FASE, you will help support excellence in teaching and learning, transforming lives of musicians and their communities.  All support is important – from purchasing instruments, music stands and sheet music for classes, scholarships for student private lessons or youth orchestra tuition, to professional development for instructors – donations of all sizes further the mission of FASE!

The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education is proud to sell learning and supplemental materials online. Please click the link below to go to our publications store.

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“A fine teacher must be a master of assignments.” – DR. GEORGE BORNOFF

As with any other method, the Bornoff approach and its materials are best understood through training and practical experience, and Bornoff teacher-trainers are available for seminars, workshops and individual consulting. Our workshops provide the opportunity for teachers of all levels to explore Bornoff philosophy in a practical setting. Ample hands-on experience helps participants integrate and consolidate bowing and fingering skills within the Bornoff approach. The end result is teacher confidence and flexibility to adapt and sequence the materials to best suit the instructional needs in each class session.

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