Standard Material Required for Instruction



The material listed below is typical of what will be required at each level. The beginning level assumes a student with no prior music instruction. Those coming to the studio with prior experience on their instrument will be evaluated in order to determine where to begin and so may not follow the course outlined below as exactly as may be anticipated. As all lessons are tailored for the needs of each student, these lists will vary somewhat depending on individual needs. How fast one progresses through the material can vary greatly, so each level does not necessarily represent a year of study. Some students may advance through a given level in a few months while others may take a year or longer. The prices shown are the current retail prices as of April 2016 but are always subject to change.


Violin Piano Mandolin Recorder


Violin

Beginning Level
Doflein Method, Book 1 [$12.95]
Music for Violin and Piano, Book 1 (Doflein) [$16.95]
Workbook for Strings, Book 1 (Highland/Etling) [$7.99] (not required for students who can read music)
Excellence in Theory, Books 1-3 (Nowlin/Pearson) [$6.95 ea.]
32 Progressive Solos for the Young Violinist (Craton) [$18.95] (after completing the Doflein solo book)


Second Level
Doflein Method, Books 2 & 3 [$12.95 ea.] (begun concurrently)
Beginning Scales for the Violin (Craton) [$2.00]
60 Studies, Book 1 (Wohlfahrt) [$5.99] (best to buy the complete edition with all 60 studies for $8.99)
32 Progressive Solos for the Young Violinist (Craton) [$18.95]
Various student concertos as assigned


Third Level
Doflein Method, Book 4 [$12.95]
Melodious Double-Stops, Book 1 (Trott) [$9.99]
Beginning Scales for the Violin (Craton) [$2.00]
60 Studies, Book 2 (Wohlfahrt) [$5.99]
75 Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1 (Mazas) [$6.99] (after completing Wohlfahrt)
32 Progressive Solos for the Young Violinist (Craton) [$18.95]
Various student concertos as assigned


Fourth Level
Double Stop Studies, op. 96 (Hofmann) [$12.15]
30 Progressive Exercises, op. 38 (Dont) [$10.95]
50 Easy & Melodious Studies, op. 74, Book 2 (Wohlfahrt) [$9.99]
Scale Studies (Hrimaly) [$4.99]
75 Melodious and Progressive Studies (Mazas) [$6.99]
Various solos and concertos as assigned


Other Technique Books That May Be Utilized
Elementary and Progressive Studies (Kayser) [$8.99]
42 Etudes or Caprices (Kreutzer) [$5.99]
Melodious Double-Stops, Book 2 (Trott) [$7.99]
A Practical Method for Violin, Book 2 and/or Supplement 1 (Laoureux) [$8.95 ea.]
School of Bowing Technic, Books 1 & 2 (Sevcik) [$10.99 ea.]
36 Etudes or Caprices (Fiorillo) [$8.99]



Piano

Beginning Level (young child)
Teaching Little Fingers to Play (Thompson) [$5.99]
Modern Course for the Piano, Grade 1 (Thompson) [$7.99] (after completing “Teaching Little Fingers”)
Note Speller, Books 1 & 2 (Schaum) [$7.99 ea.]
Excellence in Theory, Books 1-3 (Nowlin/Pearson) [$6.95 ea.]


Beginning Level (older beginner)
Modern Course for the Piano, Grade 1 (Thompson) [$6.99] —or
Older Beginner Piano Course, Book 1 (Bastien) [$9.95]
Note Speller, Books 1 & 2 (Schaum) [$7.99 ea.] (not required for students who can read music)
Excellence in Theory, Books 1-3 (Nowlin/Pearson) [$6.95 each]


Second Level
Modern Course for the Piano, Grade 2 (Thompson) [$7.99]
The Joy of Modern Recital Repertory (Agay) [$12.95]


Third Level
Modern Course for the Piano, Grade 3 (Thompson) [$7.99]
Ecole Primiere, op. 176 (Duvernoy) [$6.99]
25 Easy Etudes, op. 100 (Burgmuller) [$5.99]
The Virtuoso Pianist (Hanon) [$7.99]
Various solos as assigned


Fourth Level
Modern Course for the Piano, Grade 4 (Thompson) [$7.99]
The Virtuoso Pianist (Hanon) [$7.99]
School of Velocity (Czerny) [$7.99]
Various solos as assigned


Fifth Level
Modern Course for the Piano, Grade 5 (Thompson) [$7.99]
The Virtuoso Pianist (Hanon) [$7.99]
School of Mechanism, op. 120 (Duvernoy) [$8.95]
Various solos as assigned


Other Technique Books That May Be Utilized
School of Velocity (Czerny) [$7.99]
Basic Rhythmic Training (Starer) [$9.99]
Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences (Alfred) [$9.50]


Mandolin

General Material
The Complete Mandolinist (Mair) [$29.99]
Workbook for Strings, Book 1 (Highland/Etling) [$7.99] (not required for students who can read music)
Excellence in Theory, Books 1-3 (Nowlin/Pearson) [6.95 ea.]
Exploring Classical Mandolin (Watters) [$19.99]
Various solos and technical books as assigned


Recorder

General Material
Basic Recorder Technique, Book 1 (Orr) [$15.99]
Note Speller: Flute (Weber) [$6.99] (not required for students who can read music)
Excellence in Theory, Books 1-3 (Nowlin/Pearson) [6.95 ea.]
Basic Recorder Technique, Book 2 (Orr) [$19.99]
Advanced Recorder Technique, Books 1 & 2 (Heyens/Bowman) [$19.95 ea.]
Various solos as assigned



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