Mastery For Strings: A String Method by William Dick & Laurie Scott

Bookcover of Mastery For Strings

Mastery For Strings presents a unique, efficient methodology for developing high levels of proficiency in string players in both classroom and private studio settings.

While method books concentrate on what the student is expected to know, they often do not offer the teacher and student sufficient information on how to accomplish these tasks. By constructing a step-by-step pedagogical program for violin, viola, cello, and string bass, Mastery for Strings provides the perfect complement. This is a valuable resource for heterogeneous string classes, private studios, & in college teacher preparation courses.

“ Once I saw Bill put the exercises in the Mastery for Strings book to work in the classroom, I realized how totally effective this approach is. Our beginning students were playing 12 one octave scales after one semester. ”  
- Katherine Hafner, The ‘Iolani School, Honolulu, HI

About The Authors

William Dick

In 1994 the American String Teachers Association named William Dick its national Music Educator of the Year (the Elizabeth Green Award). That same year he also was honored by the Texas Orchestra Directors Association as Director of the Year.
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Dr. Laurie Scott

Dr. Laurie Scott is Assistant Professor of Music and Human Learning at the University of Texas at Austin and serves as the director of The UT String Project. After receiving degrees from SUNY-Fredonia, University of Nebraska, and UT-Austin, she taught in the Austin, Texas school district for eight years. more »