Abracadabra Violin Beginner by Katie Wearing, Sandra Isaksson


Abracadabra Violin Beginner by Katie Wearing, Sandra Isaksson

This pupil's book provides a lively and comprehensive introduction to the very first steps of playing the violin. This pupil's book provides a lively and comprehensive introduction to the very first steps of playing the violin. It is part of the Abracadabra Strings Beginners series, a new series of string tutors designed to precede our existing Abracadabra books. All the titles in the series work in conjuction with each other, making them ideal for ensemble, group and whole class tuition. Used alone they remain perfect for individual lessons. The book contains activities, games and pieces that teach the fundamentals of playing the violin : good posture (with and without the instrument), bow hold, finger position and pitch awareness as well as developing rhythm and notation reading. The CD also aids pitch development with performances of the pieces and backing tracks to motivate pupils to practise outside of their lessons. The basics are constantly reinforced and revisited with the pupils building up to 'performance pieces' that combine and showcase all of the skills they have developed.

About the Author

Katie Wearing is a highly experienced teacher of the violin. She teaches violin pedagogy at the Royal Northern College of Music and violin and viola at the Royal Northen's Junior Department. Katie has experience of working with many different teaching methods, including Kodaly, and is a specialist in Dalcroze and Eurhythmics.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
32 pages


Katie Wearing, Sandra Isaksson
More books by Katie Wearing, Sandra Isaksson



Publication date

30th March 2007



I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

Lovereading 4 schools