Cornerstones of the Mastery for Stringsapproach are:
Mastery for Stringsis designed to be used alongside the standard method books. While method books concentrate on whatthe student is expected to know, they often do not offer the teacher and student sufficient information on howto accomplish these tasks. Mastery for Stringscomplements the method book by constructing a step-by-step pedagogical program for violin, viola, cello, and string bass. This makes it a valuable resource not only for heterogeneous string classes and private studios, but also in college teacher preparation courses. Mastery for Strings will enhance the education of string players and teachers by providing a methodology for efficient and continuous learning based on the physical aspects of playing a string instrument.