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

about the method

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

Cornerstones of the Mastery for Stringsapproach are:

  • a curriculum design for large heterogeneous string classes
  • technical skills organized in small, sequential steps
  • “how-to” pages with clear goals, explicit instructions, and recognizable evaluation criteria for each technical skill
  • a plan for developing problem-solving strategies and self-evaluation skills
  • music theory (fingerboard geography) taught without reference to the piano keyboard

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.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE SAMPLE CONTENT FROM MASTERY FOR STRINGS, BOOKS 1 and 2!