The Bow Stops Here is a revolutionary new book, that presents a music practice method, that can be applied to virtually any discipline that requires practice! Using the Bow Stop Method, one can develop anxiety-free performances in all performing arts and even the martial arts!
The Bow Stop Method is based on the violin/mandolin teaching method of Charl Ann Gastineau, an accomplished performing violinist and long-time instructor of string instruments. The Method has been effective in piano study as well as black belt achievement in Aikido, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.
Gastineau’s Stop Bow Method teaches the student how to be fully focused, fully consumed, and how to become one with their endeavor. Other teachers have alluded to a slowed-down learning process, but not to the degree that Gastineau has taken it. She answers the questions: When, Where, and Why do we stop the bow, and what is happening during the stop? Most teachers simply teach what they have been taught, but it is the innovative teacher who builds on what she’s learned and refines it for the generations to come.
In this book, the author shows how the Stop Bow Method wove its way into each of her disciplines and literally changed her life -- and can do the same for any reader! The Method effectively levels the playing field so anxiety-controlled perfection is attainable for all students willing to diligently follow the path. This book, then, is not an instruction book, but is about a method of practice that leads to an anxiety-controlled perfection.