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Resources for ALL students

Books on the Desk

Good Reads


The Amadeus Book of the Violin 

History of the Viola, Vol. I and II by David Riley

Dorothy Delay: Teaching Genius by Barbara Lourie Sand

Lillian Fuchs: First Lady of the Viola by Darryl Williams

Playing the Viola: Conversations with William Primrose by David Dalton

Miraculous Teacher (about Ivan Galamian) by Elizabeth Green, Judith Galamian, & Josef Gingold) 

Stories of Composers for Young Musicians by Catherine Wolff Kendall

Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys by David W. Barber, Dave Donald, & Anthony Burgess

Classical Music for Beginners by Stacey Lynch


Primal Teen by Barbara Stranch

Helping Parents Practice; Ideas for Making it Easier by Ed Sprunger

How Your Child is Smart by Dawna Markova

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

How to Get Your Child to Practice with Resorting to Violence! by Cynthia Richards

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson  & Ashley Merryman.  

Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Jim Fay & Foster Cline

The Whole-Brained Child by Daniel Seigel 


Practicing: A Liturgy of Self-Learning by Lon Sherer

The Art of Practising the Violin by Robert Gerle

Helping Parents Practice by Ed Sprunger

How to Get Your Child to Practice with Resorting to Violence! by Cynthia Richards

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle

Successful Practising by Jenny Macmillan

I Love to Practice! by Jim Fay & Foster Cline



The Inner Game of Music  by Barry Green

You Are Your Instrument by Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Tone Deaf and All Thumbs by Frank Wilson

Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain’s Potential by Richard Restack

Playing Less Hurt by Janet Horvath

Stage Fright by Kato Havas

How Muscles Learn by Susan Kemptor

Mastery: The Keys to Success  and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonar

The Art of Possibility by Benjamin & Rosamund Zander

The Power of a Positive No by William Ury

Suzuki Method 

You’re Rarely too Young and Never Too Old to Twinkle by Kay Collier Slone

Shinichi Suzuki: The Man and His Philosophy by Evelyn Hermann

Teaching from the Balance Point by Ed Kreitman

Ability Development from Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki 

Man and Talent by Shinichi Suzuki

Where Love is Deep by Shinichi Suzuki 

Building Violin Skills by Jennifer Burton

Teaching with an Open Heart by Ed Kreitman

Games and Motivations for the Suzuki Violinist by Diane Wagstaff 

Nurtured by Love by Dr. S. Suzuki

To Learn with Love by Bill and Constance Starr


Intelligent Music Teaching by Robert Duke 

The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer

Apps for Tuning:                     Tuner Lite (free), Clear Tune, Tonal Energy, INS Tuner Free, Pitch

                                                  Cello Drones (on YouTube)

Apps for Metronome:             Tempo, Cadenza (also has a tuner), Super Metronome, 5:3 Polyrhythm

Apps for Rhythm Reading:     Rhythm Solitaire (from Music Mind Games), Rhythm Swing,

                                                  Rhythm Cat, Incredibox

Apps for Note Reading:          Note Squish,  Treble Cat, Bass Cat, Flashnote Derby, Note Wars

Apps for Ear Training:            Better Ears, YY Teaches Intervals

Web for Ear Training:    

Apps for Slowing Tempo:       Amazing Slow Downer, Tempo Slow, Anytime

Apps Misc.  Practicing:           Decide Now, Tiny Decisions, Cadenza (play along, music minus one)

Software:                                  Audacity (recording, playback, CD burning, mixing), Noteworthy, 

                                                 Acappella, BandLab, ForScore

Podcasts:                                 Violin Adventures (Rachel Barton Pine), Building Noble Hearts (SAA),

                                                Sticky Notes 

Local Radio Station:               89.5 KBAQ 

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