Runners, new editions
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
Reflections on string teaching
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
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
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
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: https://blog.oup.com/2022/10/eight-composers-whose-music-we-should-know/
And about arranging the pieces: https://blog.oup.com/2022/10/from-orchestra-to-cello-solo-the-gentle-art-of-arranging-music/
Solo Time for Violin
Most of the pieces in these books are now available to buy separately as digital downloads from selected retailers listed here.
Piano Star Theory
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
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
Free playalong or download audios for all the scales and arpeggios in Fiddle Time Scales 1 on our website here.
Violin Star Theory
Check out our theory book for young violinists. More details here.
Trinity String Syllabus 2020-2023
Music Education Award
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!
ESTA UK Award
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
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
Kathy shares her ideas on a pupil sharing more than one teacher in the January 2017 edition of The Strad.