This set of tutors is designed for teaching mixed string instruments
in groups. It is a systematic program developed over many years from
many years experience teaching strings in schools.
The tutors are aimed at the primary and lower secondary school age group but are also suitable
for older beginners.
The children learn ‘tricks’ for their fingers or bows, which are
fun when done in a group. Reading skills are developed at the same time.
Each page represents a small step in musical and technical
development based on reading
music from the very first lessons. Theory homework is included at the
end of most sections, providing the complete theory required as children
The tutors for each instrument are identical in content except where differences are required
to accommodate the different instruments.
Books 1 & 2 of the series are each intended to cover one year
of group tuition, based on a school year of 40 weeks. Book 3 provides
material for two years. Progress will vary according to the age of the
children, the size of the group and the extent of their previous musical
Additional repertoire at the end of the books provides:
- extension work for pupils who reach the end of the book before the rest of the group
- additional work for those who want it
- end of year concert pieces
These tutors make playing music fun, as it should be!
Book 3 extends the series to the 3rd and 4th years. The book introduces new rhythm and bowing, ornaments, minor scales, new shifts and finger patterns. Theory includes new scales, intervals and transpositions. When a new concept or skill is introduced, the tune immediately following reinforces it and is a little easier to help ensure success.Please take a look at our other listings - We do combine items for postage!