Studio Bookstore                .: jump to piano

Here are links for purchasing the instructional materials most frequently used in my studio. Not every student will use every book on this list. Your order goes directly to Sheet Music Plus which handles payment and shipment. I recommend Sheet Music Plus because standard shipping is one flat rate regardless of the size of your order.

Books and repertoire are listed by level of advancement. Methods and technical studies are on the left; performance repertoire on the right.

.: Violin :.

F-1 Beginner5 Late Intermediate 9 Late Advanced
2 Advanced Beginner6 Advanced Intermediate 10 Graduate
3 Early Intermediate7 Early Advanced10+ Collegiate
4 Intermediate8 Mid-Advanced For All Students

Beginner: Levels F and 1

Methods:

Performance:

Theory:

All for Strings Book 1
Fiddle Time Scales Book 1
Fiddle Magic

Older Beginners/Adults/Prior music study:
Spotlight on Strings Book 1
The Doflein Method Book 1
A Tune A Day Beginning Scales

Suzuki Method Book 1
Fiddle Time Joggers (with CD)
Mark O'Connor Method Book 1 (with CD)
All for Strings Theory Workbook 1
Theory for Everyone! Book 1 (teacher-authored and published)
Theory for Fiddlers (teacher-authored and published)

Advanced Beginner: Level 2

Methods:

Performance:

Theory:

All for Strings Book 2
Solos and Etudes Book 2
Fiddle Time Scales Book 2
Building Technique with Beautiful Music Book 2
Fiddle Magic

Older Beginners/Adults/Prior music study:
Spotlight on Strings Book 2
The Doflein Method Volume 2
A Tune A Day Beginning Scales

Suzuki Method Book 1
Suzuki Method Book 2
Fiddle Time Runners (with CD)
Mark O'Connor Method Book 2 (with CD)
All for Strings Theory Wookbook 2
Theory for Everyone! Book 1 (teacher-authored and published)
Theory for Fiddlers (teacher-authored and published)

Early Intermediate: Level 3

Methods:

Performance:

Theory:

All for Strings Book 3
Fiddle Time Scales Book 2
Building Technique with Beautiful Music Book 3
Essentials for Strings (Scales)
Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies, Book 1 (Rachel Barton Pine ed./DVD)
Introducing the Positions Book 1
Suzuki Method Book 3
Solos for Young Violinists Volume 1
Fiddle Time Sprinters (with CD)
Disney Solos for Violin (with CD)
Mark O'Connor Method Book 3 (with CD)
Theory for Everyone! Book 2 (teacher-authored and published)
Theory for Fiddlers (teacher-authored and published)

Intermediate: Level 4

Technique:

Performance:

Essentials for Strings (Scales)
Introducing the Positions Book 1
Building Technique with Beautiful Music Book 3
Melodious Double Stops
Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies, Book 2 (Rachel Barton Pine ed./DVD)
Suzuki Violin School Book 4
Solos for Young Violinists Volume 1
Mark O'Connor Violin Method Book 3 (with CD)

Late Intermediate: Level 5

Technique:

Performance:

Essentials for Strings (Scales)
Preparing for Kreutzer Book 1

Many etude books for Level 4 are also used for Level 5
Suzuki Violin School Book 5
Solos for Young Violinists Volume 2
Mark O'Connor Violin Method Book IV (with CD)

Advanced Intermediate: Level 6

Technique:

Performance:

Essentials for Strings (Scales)
Preparing for Kreutzer Book 2
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor (Schirmer ed.)
Solos for Young Violinists Volume 3
Solos for Young Violinists Volume 4
See below for downloadable and printable sheet music sources. 
[Level 6 repertoire selections]

Early Advanced: Level 7

Technique:

Performance:

Scales for Advanced Violinists
Preparing for Kreutzer Book 2
See below for downloadable and printable sheet music sources.
[Level 7 repertoire selections]
Solos for Young Violinists Volume 5
(Volume 4 also good for this level)

Mid-Advanced: Level 8

Technique:

Performance:

Scales for Advanced Violinists
Kreutzer 42 Studies
See below for downloadable and printable sheet music sources.
[Level 8 repertoire selections]
Solos for Young Violinists Volume 6
(Volume 5 also good for this level)

Late Advanced: Level 9

Technique: Simon Fischer, “Scales” 

See below for downloadable and printable sheet music sources.Selected major repertoire examples:

Bach: Solo Sonatas and Partitas (selected)
Mozart: Concerto in D, others
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
More Level 9 Repertoire Selections

Graduate: Level 10

Technique: Simon Fischer, “Scales” 

See below for downloadable and printable sheet music sources.Selected major repertoire examples:

Bruch: Concerto in Gm
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Mendelssohn: Concerto in Em
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Students who complete Level 10 repertoire will graduate from my studio and go on to advanced music-school-preparatory instruction.
More Level 10 Repertoire Selections

Collegiate: Level 10+

See below for downloadable and printable sheet music sources.Selected major repertoire examples:

Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Downloadable and Printable Sheet Music Sources:

Check these sites first for free or low-cost downloadable and printable sheet  music.

IMSLP Music Library: Completely free printable public-domain sheet music. Search by composer name and/or composition title.

Everynote.com: Printable public-domain music for about $2 per piece (check here if not available on IMSLP). Search by composer name, instrumentation, and/or composition title.

Books For All String Players

Basics Simon Fischer’s definitive book on violin technique; with illustrations and practice exercises to master all aspects of playing the violin.

Practice::250 Step-by-Step Practice Methods for the Violin. By Simon Fischer

The Violin Lesson::You can practically teach yourself the violin with these in-depth technical lessons on 12 topical areas. By Simon Fischer

.: Piano Books :.

Level 1

Faber Piano Adventures Primer Level Lesson-Theory-Technic
(order all 3)

Faber Piano Adventures Level 1 Lesson-Theory-Technic-Performance (order all 4)

Level 2

Faber Piano Adventures Level 2A Lesson-Theory-Technic-Performance
(order all 4)

Faber Piano Adventures Level 2B Lesson- Theory-Technic-Performance
(order all 4)

Level 3

Faber Piano Adventures Level 3A Lesson- Theory-Technic-Performance (order all 4)

Faber Piano Adventures Level 3B Lesson- Theory-Technic-Performance (order all 4)