Greg learned bell handling (badly) as a 4th former at The Groton School in Massachusetts, then taught handling (badly) as a 5th and 6th former, not learning to ring Plain Bob (badly) until decades later. He learned to teach properly about 20 years ago over several years of extensive reading, experimentation, and video review, then helped to build the band for the new 12 bell tower in NYC from 2006. This cemented his interest in the connection between handling and success at method ringing and striking. He has made a specialty of identifying and correcting handling issues that interfere with progression in R&CC and method ringing. He also mentors other handling instructors in the New England area, and has recently begun an effort to provide remote coaching through video review for learners and teachers who would like additional guidance but don’t have nearby experts to turn to.
This entry was written in April 2023.
Struggling to strike in the right place? Anxious about unpredictable sallies? Getting no satisfaction from your ringing? You’ve come to the right podcast! Ace ringing teachers, Ruth Suggett, Judith Frye and Greg Russell, talk host Cathy Booth through the most common bell handling problems and, more importantly, how ...