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Solo Time for Cello

Posted on 06th July 2022

This exciting new 2-volume collection of repertoire from the Baroque to the modern age is now published. Book 1 suitable for intermediate players and book 2 for advanced players. See full details here.

Solo Time for Violin

Posted on 29th June 2022

Most of the pieces in these books are now available to buy separately as digital downloads from selected retailers listed here.

Fiddle and Viola Time Joggers, third edition

Posted on 20th April 2022

We’re delighted to announce that third editions of Fiddle Time Joggers and Viola Time Joggers are now published! There’s audio on major streaming platforms and from the OUP website, 3 new pieces and all your favourite tunes. New pupil and piano and string accompaniment books.

Piano Star Theory

Posted on 24th February 2022

We’ve added some posters/worksheets to our website for pupils to complete and enjoy, that will help reinforce the knowledge they’ve gained from the book. Full details here.

Chinese Edition of Fiddle Time

Posted on 18th November 2020

Delighted to see that Fiddle Time is now published in a Chinese language edition! Short video of the launch on our Facebook page.

Fiddle Time Scales 1

Posted on 01st April 2020

We’ve added free playalong or download audios for all the scales and arpeggios in Fiddle Time Scales 1 on our website – here. We hope these offer useful practice to pupils as they do more work at home in these strange times! We’ll be adding audio for some of the pieces from the book in the next week or so.

Violin Star Theory

Posted on 02nd March 2020

Check out our theory book for young violinists. More details here.

ABRSM String Syllabus 2020-2023

Posted on 19th June 2019

We’re delighted to have a number of our pieces in the ABRSM string syllabus 2020-2023. See the full lists here:    violin    viola    cello

Trinity String Syllabus 2020-2023

Posted on 24th June 2019

We’re very pleased that a number of our pieces have been selected for the Trinity College, London string syllabus. See the full lists here:    violin    viola    cello

Audio tracks

Posted on 24th November 2017

No CD player? If you don’t have a CD player and require audio files of tracks from any of our books, please contact Oxford University Press at

Music Education Award

Posted on 27th September 2017

We were delighted to receive the Jacquie Bugeja Award for Significant Contribution to Music Education in Oxfordshire and Beyond from Oxfordshire County Music Service at a special award ceremony in Oxford on 23 September 2017. Many thanks to Head of Service Angela Turton and all who supported us and for a lovely evening!




Posted on 10th May 2017

We were delighted and honoured to receive an award from ESTA UK in recognition of exceptional services to string teaching. This was presented to us at an inspiring weekend in May 2017 at Saffron Hall by Nicola Benedetti.



Starters - Rhythm variations

Posted on 16th April 2017

We’ve added fully written out versions of the pieces from the Starters books with rhythm variations to our Downloads page. Click here to download PDFs for violin, viola or cello.

The Strad - Ask the Experts

Posted on 19th January 2017

Kathy shares her ideas on a pupil sharing more than one teacher in the January 2017 edition of The Strad.