Fiddle Time 20th anniversary
2018 is 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 here.
Fiddle Time Joggers
In our 20th anniversary year, we’re delighted that Fiddle Time Joggers has been selected to feature in the best violin resource listing by Tutorful, a major educational website connecting tutors and students. Read their editorial here.
Young Grittleton 2018
We’ve written a new string ensemble piece to be played and first performed at this chamber music summer course for string players aged 11-18. Full details of this great course here. Our piece, called Preparation and Flight, will be performed at the end of Week 2 on 10th August.
Bach for Violin
Our new collection of pieces by J. S. Bach for violin and piano is now published. Celebrate this extraordinary composer with this new book! More details here.
No CD player? Many people now contact us to say they do not have a CD player and want to access audio files of the performance and backing tracks in our books. If you do not have a CD player and require audio files of tracks from any of our books, these can now be provided from Oxford University Press. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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 at Saffron Hall by Nicola Benedetti.
ESTA UK Award
Some pictures from the weekend: our award; with Dale Chambers and John Shayler of ESTA; Phil Aird conducting the orchestra.
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.
Free Scale book downloads
We’ve added new accompaniments to three more pieces in Fiddle Time Scales 1, Viola Time Scales and Cello Time Scales: string duet accompaniments for Sweet Betsy from Pike and A bit of Bach, and a piano accompaniment to I gotta play those fiddle (or viola or cello) blues.
D major scale game
We’ve also now added versions of this game for viola and cello, alongside the existing game for violin. Click here to try this fun way to help pupils learn the scale!
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.