Consulting services are available for individuals, or school or community programs. The objectives include evaluation of the current program and training of the faculty in the Bornoff Approach including strategies and materials that can be integrated into the existing curriculum.
On-site consultation can be custom designed to meet the needs of the individual. Clinicians are available throughout the year for visitation to your school or institution, and private instruction for teachers or students can also be arranged.
For more information on how to arrange for a visit at your location, contact Debbie Lyle at FASE, Inc. via or phone (434-286-8800).
Bornoff String Workshops
The hands-on curriculum on violin, viola, cello and string bass allows teachers to experience George Bornoff’s logical, sequential and unique approach to the mastery of string instruments in classroom situations. Introductory seminars lay out the all-important first year of the approach, explaining the Gestalt theory behind the sequence of bowing (detaché, spiccato, hooked bows, double stops) and fingerboard technique (5 finger patterns, shifting) found in the Finger Patterns book. Correlated solos from Fun for Fiddle Fiddles grab students’ interest and teach them to apply what they have learned. Follow-up seminars and workshops teach how to use the higher-level materials, particularly Patterns in Position.
To get the most out of these intensive workshops, participants are encouraged to read Bornoff: Breakthrough for String Education, available for purchase in the FASE store.
We are always looking for fun, new places to bring our programs! Flexible to suit your needs, training events can be designed to give a broad overview (1-3 days), a more in-depth study (4-7 days), or Certification Programs (14 days) experience. We will help you with all you need to get organized to host an event in your school or town.
For more information about attending or hosting a Bornoff String Workshop contact Debbie Lyle at or 434-286-8800.
The pedagogy of Dr. George Bornoff has influenced virtually every aspect of my teaching. His “cycle form” has always resonated with me and I have been pleased to use it and many of his other precepts in both my teaching from the podium and in private and group instruction. The “cycle form” approach is efficient, sequential, and practical for teaching countless technical and tonal aspects of exceptional string performance. – SCOTT LAIRD, Music Instructor, NC School of Science and Math