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Viola Mix review

Posted on 14th December 2023

Delighted to read this positive review of Viola Mix in The Strad!

Audio to our books

Posted on 11th December 2023

All the audio to our books is now available to download free from the OUP website, without the need to enter a code from the book. Search the book title on the OUP website here (search box top right), or on our website click the book cover or ‘Buy online at OUP’ button. On the OUP website, follow links to ‘Companion website’ from the product page. Hope this makes things easier!

Violin Mix and Viola Mix

Posted on 10th September 2023

We’re delighted that these two new collections are now published by ABRSM. More details on our Fiddle and Viola pages, and from ABRSM here

Runners, new editions

Posted on 29th August 2023

New editions of our Runners books for  Fiddle  Viola and Cello are now published. There’s audio on major streaming platforms and from the OUP website, some new pieces and all your favourite tunes. New pupil and piano and string accompaniment books.

ABRSM string syllabus from 2024

Posted on 29th August 2023

We’re delighted to have a number of our pieces on ABRSM’s string syllabus from 2024. Click for more details: violin  viola  cello

Reflections on string teaching

Posted on 26th July 2023

Read Kathy’s blog reflecting on two (and more!) decades of string teaching here. How much has changed in the last 20 years?

Fiddle Time Duets

Posted on 13th July 2023

This exciting new collection of duets for violin is written to celebrate 100 years of music publishing at Oxford University Press. Full details and some free duets to download here – click on More Information. Read Kathy’s blog on the collection here.

Fiddle Time Certificate

Posted on 18th May 2023

We’ve added this free music award for your violin students – download here. Print it onto some colourful card, fill in your student’s name and reward them on their achievement. Perhaps they’ve practised consistently well, completed a particular piece, played in a school concert or completed a Fiddle Time  Book!

Solo Time for Cello

Posted on 29th August 2023

This is a 2-volume collection of repertoire from the Baroque to the modern age, Book 1 suitable for intermediate players and Book 2 for advanced players. See full details here.

Read about some of the composers in the collection:

And about arranging the pieces:

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.

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

Free playalong or download audios for all the scales and arpeggios in Fiddle Time Scales 1 on our website here.

Violin Star Theory

Posted on 02nd March 2020

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

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

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.