New: Classes from National Seminar 2020 Online
The following are some of the favorite sessions from the online National Seminar 2020 that will be most beneficial to handbell musicians as they navigate ringing in these days of COVID. More National Seminar 2020 classes will be coming soon.
Assembling an Ensemble Virtually
Instructor: Brian Seemann
Keeping up Handbell Skills: Bells Not Necessary
Let’s be honest, handbells ain’t happening right now in the traditional, full-ensemble, prepare-for-worship-or-performance kind of way. But that doesn’t mean you can’t grow as a musician during this time, even without access to handbells. Correctly-executed motion is necessary to ring a handbell, and precise timing is necessary to ring the handbell on beat. However, handbells themselves are NOT necessary to develop these fundamentals. This class will explore ways to keep ringing skills sharp, as well as how to practice at home with handbell music.
First Look: How to introduce New Music
Everyone knows the importance of first impressions. Learn ways to introduce new music to your choir that will help them learn the music before even touching a bell. The class will cover sight-reading strategies, your musical “handshake,” and ways to read through music together without bells (or even over Zoom).
Instructor: Stevie Berryman
Sing-a-Long with Henry: Fun Ways to Engage Your Children’s Bell Group via Zoom
Instructor: Brian Childers