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Solo Time for Viola, books 1-3

Posted on 23rd March 2017

We’ve just recorded the sample tracks for this new series of books and are in the later stages of proof-reading, so we’re on course to publish in April/May. The books contain varied concert repertoire for viola and piano, suitable for intermediate and advanced players and including pieces from the 17th to 20th centuries plus jazz and folk pieces. Click here for more details.

Dutch workshops

Posted on 15th March 2017

We had a very enjoyable trip in March 2017 to Orvelte, in the Drenthe province in The Netherlands, meeting string teachers from Dutch ESTA. As a result of this, we now have some Dutch translations of some of our songs and pieces in the Starters books (view here). We also arranged a couple of Dutch children’s songs for string duet and ensemble, which can be downloaded free here.

Rocking horse

Posted on 14th March 2017

We’ve made an easy string quartet or string ensemble version of the accompaniment to this popular tune from the Joggers books – download the score and parts free here.

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.

More String Time Joggers

Posted on 16th January 2017

We’re also working a new set of ensemble pieces – More String Time Joggers – which will be published in autumn 2017. Just like the first collection, the music is arranged in 4 suites of 3 pieces each, plus extra pieces to enjoy. More details soon.

Workshops 2017

Posted on 16th January 2017

In 2017 we’re presenting workshops in Holland (March) and at the ESTA summer school (August). We’ll also be at the ESTA weekend in May at Saffron Walden. More details here.