Starters Teacher’s Handbook – Free Resources

Guide – to using our Starters and Joggers books: read in English or Portuguese

Theory activities

Violin:    Violin open strings       Violin pitch picture       (Find more creative theory in Violin Star Theory.)

Viola:      Viola open strings        Viola pitch picture   

 Cello:      Cello open strings    Cello pitch picture

All instruments:    Rhythm rocket            Dynamic dinosaur          Articulation avenue      Set the scene at Halloween      

Musical noughts and crosses – a note-recognition game for two players using the D major scale

How to play: Print a copy of the board and two copies of the clue cards, in different colours. Cut out the cards and give each player a set (face down). Taking turns, each player takes one card and places it on the correct square on the board – miss a turn if the square is already taken. The winner is the first to get 3 of their cards in a row, column or diagonal.

Playing board and cards:   violin   viola    cello              The game for cello in Italian!    board and cards

Musical extras

Rhythm variations – download these fully written-out versions of pieces with rhythm variations in Starters: violin    viola    cello

Dutch translations of the songs in Starters:  by Marijn       by Petra

Fiddle Time Certificate celebrate your pupils’ achievements!   Fiddle Time Certificate