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Music educator , television producer

Helen Schatkowski Martin, music educator, television producer. Achievements include development of forever fretless string method; research in language aspects of music, blending essential musical literacy and the skills of playing by ear. Recipient Chamber Music Award of Merit, National Federation of Music Clubs, 2002. Member of Music Teachers National Association.

Background

Martin, Helen Schatkowski was born on April 15, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Edwin Oscar Schatkowski and Helen Emma Schumann.

Education

Bachelor, University California, San Diego, 1987. Scholarship student, Eastman School Music, 1958—1968. Student, Indiana University School Music.

Student, of Josef Gingold.

Career

Instructor Center for Young Musicians, London, 1979—1983, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1987—1991. Artist in residence Mount Pocono High School, Mount Pocono, 2000—2002. Instructor Fretless Studio, Easton, since 2000.

Founder, director Mount Jefferson Institute for Music and the Arts, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of forever fretless string method. Research in language aspects of music, blending essential musical literacy and the skills of playing by ear.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (institutional video) Violin For Musicians. Producer: (institutional video) Violin For Musicians (Finalist, New York Festivals, 2000). Author: (plays) Secret Life of Antonio Vivaldi.

      Performer. Author: (violin method for adults) Forever Fretless. Producer: (television series) Music a la Mode.

      Musician: (television series) Music a la Mode.

Membership

Member of Music Teachers National Association.

Connections

Children: Scott Thomas, Michelle Linda.

father:
Edwin Oscar Schatkowski

mother:
Helen Emma Schumann

child:
Scott Thomas Martin

child:
Michelle Linda Martin