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Practice Advent Calendar

Posted on 30th November 2020

Download this Practice Advent Calendar and enjoy your music practice up to Christmas! Celebrate with a concert on Christmas Day.

Practice Advent Calendar

String Time Christmas

Posted on 22nd July 2019

Check out our ensemble collection of carols and seasonal music for strings – 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

Our new theory book for young violinists is now published! More details here.

New ABRSM String Syllabus 2020-2023

Posted on 19th June 2019

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

New 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 new Trinity College, London string syllabus. See the full lists here:    violin    viola    cello

Bach for Violin

Posted on 29th April 2019

Delighted to see this lovely review in The Strad magazine! Strad review Bach for Violin

Fiddle Time 20th anniversary

Posted on 19th June 2018

2018 was the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Fiddle Time Starters, Joggers and Runners! It’s been great fun to build the series since then, and we heartily thank all the teachers and students who have supported our work over the years. Read about the anniversary and download a FREE piece here.

Fiddle Time Joggers

Posted on 17th April 2018

In our 20th anniversary year, we were delighted that Fiddle Time Joggers was selected to feature in the best violin resource listing by Tutorful, a major educational website connecting tutors and students. Read their editorial here.

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.