Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell avec Starters Teacher's Handbook: Notes and accompaniments for Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time Starters (All String Time)
The Starters Teacher's Handbook has been specifically designed to support teachers using Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time Starters. It contains all the piano or string accompaniments for the pupil books, and includes an accompanying CD with performance and backing tracks. You'll find additional activities and pieces to supplement the techniques covered, and there are ideas throughout on how to extend the material during lessons. With clear presentation and careful pacing, this book will be welcomed by all teachers looking for a helping hand with the important early stages of learning an instrument.
Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years experience of teaching violin and viola. She developed her teaching ideas at the coalface in both Music Services and in private practice, working with groups large and small and in one-to-one lessons. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, after which he pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time, which have twice won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication. He now works as a freelance music editor, composer and arranger.