The Art of String Teaching by Michael Hopkins
Includes volumes 1 and 2
A comprehensive string pedagogy resource covering everything from the origins and history of the string instrument family to advanced-level string techniques. Part I offers an orientation to string education, outlines a philosophical approach, and provides four chapters on the foundational aspects of string playing for beginners. Part II focuses on intermediate and advanced-level instruction such as left-hand shifting, vibrato, bowing techniques, tuning skills, improvisation and composition, and music listening, among others. The two concluding chapters offer insight into the string rehearsal and how to run a successful orchestra program. A must-have resource for university music education majors or non-string players teaching orchestra.