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Janet Packer’s master classes have provided guidance and inspiration to students at conservatories, universities, and string programs throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and China.  Focusing on the unique potential of each student, she effectively communicates, with respect and compassion, ideas that direct the student toward the goals of understanding and communicating music.  She explains the physical aspects of violin playing, and presents corrective exercises, based on an understanding that balance, support, and freedom of movement are essential to technical mastery.   Her approach emphasizes knowledge of the musical score, tonal and metric analysis, and listening with a clear and observant mind.  She shares her expertise in historical style through verbal description as well as demonstration with her historic violins and bows.