Free downloads to enjoy: pieces, games, audio, worksheets, accompaniments and more!
Fiddle Time Certificate
Download this free music award for your violin students. Print it onto some colourful card, fill in your student’s name and reward them for whatever their achievement is. Perhaps they’ve practised consistently well, completed a particular piece, played in a school concert or completed a Fiddle Time Book!
Fiddle Time Duets
Download and play these 4 free duets to celebrate our new violin duet collection. Fiddle Time Duets has 30 progressive duets, suitable for established beginners to approx. Grade 4. Some duets with parts of equal difficulty and some with an easier and harder part.
Fiddle Time Scales 1 – Audio
Play along with these free backing tracks to practise ALL the scales and arpeggios from Fiddle Time Scales book 1.
Fiddle Time Scales 1
Piano accompaniments or teacher/pupil duets for selected scales and arpeggios found in Fiddle Time Scales 1, plus accompaniments to some of the pieces.
Viola Time Scales
Piano accompaniments or teacher/pupil duets for selected scales and arpeggios found in Viola Time Scales, plus accompaniments to some of the pieces.
Cello Time Scales
Piano accompaniments or teacher/pupil duets for selected scales and arpeggios found in Cello Time Scales, plus accompaniments to some of the pieces.
Having attended the ESTA International Conference in Slovenia in April 2016, we were inspired to write these duets on Slovenian folksongs, for violin, viola or cello duet.
To celebrate our 2017 trip to Portugal and workshops with ESTA teachers there, we've written this duet on 'Alecrim', a lovely traditional Portuguese song.
Dutch children's song
A Dutch children's song arranged for easy string ensemble.
D major scale game
Three in a row - a musical version of noughts and crosses for two players.
Available in versions for violin, viola or cello.
Guide to Starters and Joggers
A guide to using the Starters and Joggers books together and our approach to teaching beginner string players.
Starters - Rhythm variations
Here are fully written out versions of the pieces with rhythm variations from the Starters books. Click below to find PDF pages to download for violin, viola and cello.
Guide to Starters and Joggers - Portuguese version
This guide to using the Starters and Joggers books together was written for our trip to Portugal. Grateful thanks to Maria do Carmo Cruz for translating it and to Clarissa Foletto for her revisions.
Starters - Dutch translations of songs
Two wonderful Dutch teachers have made translations into Dutch of a number of the songs from the Starters books - Thank you Petra Flipse and Marijn Drolsbach! Suitable for all Dutch-speaking pupils of Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time Starters.
An easy string quartet or string ensemble accompaniment to the popular tune from the Joggers books. Pupils play the tune (from Fiddle, Viola, or Cello Time Joggers).
Let's have a party!
2018 was the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Fiddle Time Starters, Joggers and Runners, and in celebration we wrote this free violin duet (approx. Grade 1 level) for pupil and teacher.
Download these free Christmas carol arrangements! All arranged as duets (violin, viola, or cello), and some instrument and piano.
Practice Advent Calendar
Download this Practice Advent Calendar and enjoy your music practice up to Christmas! Celebrate with a concert on Christmas Day. Suitable for all instruments.
Free download - a fun activity worksheet for any young string player. Get creative with some Halloween rhythms!