The award-winning 'Essential String Method' offers an exciting advance in the teaching of stringed instruments, integrating musical awareness, creativity and technical development from the outset. Making their way through the series, pupils encounter an attrractive selection of new tunes and arrangements on which to build their repertoire. The material is presented as a logical progression of musical activites involving both the instrument and the voice. These make learning fun and are easily incorporated into instrumental lessons, simultaneously developping the pupil's technical and musical abilities while reinforcing aspects of the school music curriculum. Developed by leading string teachers, 'The Essential String Method' provides a proven framework that draws on recognised concepts in good teaching practice, laying reliable foundations for future musical development.