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49th ESTA ONLINE CONFERENCE FORMAL AND INFORMAL
TEACHING AND LEARNING

Welcome to the 49th String Teachers Annual Conference-Online.

Join us online for a weekend programme of inspiring professional development wherever you are in the world.

Invest in yourself and your teaching practice and become part of our international community of string teachers. All presentations will be recorded and made available to registered participants providing a valuable post conference resource.

Géza Szilvay – ESTA President

Dear ESTA members,
The words “ESTA Conference” might conjure up memories of a buzzing swarm of like -minded friends and colleagues greeting each other, shaking hands and hugging.

We should be exchanging these welcoming hugs in Helsinki next August, but the pandemic has put paid to these plans, preparations and dreams.
To uphold the long tradition of the annual ESTA conference, the Central Board looked for alternatives.

The success of the Porto Conference encouraged us to plan another online conference. The only difficulty was finding mutually convenient dates.

In olden times when the year started in March and September was the seventh month, people believed that this beautiful autumnal month radiated energy for growth and development. These days, for many of us the year begins in September when the autumn term starts. We come back from holiday feeling fresh, motivated and ready to take in new ideas. So, in short, everyone agreed on September 24th, 25th and 26th, 2021. Dates for your diary!

We are preparing for you all an interesting and useful programme of workshops, lectures, demonstrations and masterclasses. Please come along and participate. We will miss all the warm hugs but at least you do not need to wear a mask!