Supporting String Education
The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education (FASE) was created with a commitment to inspire students and teachers to strive for excellence, and provide the educational and financial support to help them reach their goals.
FASE also furthers the work of Dr. George Bornoff through workshops and consultations.
The Bornoff method…
- Utilizes Gestalt-based principles based on the mind’s innate disposition to perceive patterns from shapes, sizes, and objects in close proximity.
- Teaches strategies of the Bornoff Approach to help develop thinking musicians from the earliest ages and can be easily integrated into existing methods and materials, enabling teachers to more effectively diminish instruction time.
- Encourages creativity and flexibility for teachers and students alike.
Bornoff went on to establish, through accident, experiment and constant critical revision, that strings can be taught in classes and that the results can be as good as, or even better than, those achieved in traditional private lessons, but not with traditional techniques. He spent decades developing the necessary methods and materials and training teachers to use them. When he died in February 1998, aged 91, he left a revolutionary legacy to string educators. – John Raymond Howell (Bornoff pupil)