Parent & Teacher's materials

You may want to help your Stringbabies child at home, or you may to want use the Stringbabies method professionally - and that's great! Kay wants to encourage this, so...

The Stringbabies [Cellobabies, Violababies & Violinbabies] Books

Kay has written two essential books [New 2013 edition] for each instrument:

  • Pupil's workbook - £12.00 [inc new CD]
  • Teacher & Parent's book - £15.00

Initially you will need to buy ONE set of both books, as the Teacher & Parent's book is essential to understand the method!

If you are a teacher, or parent of more than one child, you can choose to order between 1, 2 or 3 copies of the Pupil's workbook to each Teacher & Parent's book. We have now added the option to purchase copies of the pupil's workbooks alone - ideal for teachers with many students! Of course, only buy the books for the instrument[s] that you are interested in!

2013 Edition notes

This new edition, released in February 2013, has:

  • new covers
  • CD of accompaniments to songs
  • revised text
    • NB click here for clearance sale of remaining older books

      Details

      Post and packaging prices for the current edition for UK, Europe and World customers are shown in a separate table.

      You can, of course, purchase multiple sets. Teachers will find this useful, as you can pass on the spare teacher guides to your parents. If you have any queries or would prefer to purchase an amount of books not covered in the table, do please contact us by email.

      To buy the set[s] you want, simply click the appropriate button in the table[s] beneath. Your purchase[s] will be added to a PayPal 'shopping cart'. When you have completed your selections, you can then go to the secure PayPal checkout, where you can complete your order.

      Prices for sets of Violinbabies books - 2013 Edition
      Set Description Cost per set UK customer European customer World customer
      1 Pupil WorkBook £12.00 + p&p
      1 Teacher Book + 1 Pupil Book £27.00 + p&p
      1 Teacher Book + 2 Pupil Books £39.00 + p&p
      1 Teacher Book + 3 Pupil Books £51.00 + p&p
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      You may also want to buy some Cellobabies books at the same time:

      Prices for sets of Cellobabies books - 2013 Edition
      Set Description Cost per set UK customer European customer World customer
      1 Pupil WorkBook £12.00 + p&p
      1 Teacher Book + 1 Pupil Book £27.00 + p&p
      1 Teacher Book + 2 Pupil Books £39.00 + p&p
      1 Teacher Book + 3 Pupil Books £51.00 + p&p
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      2013 Post & Packaging per set [violin/cello]
      UKEuropeWorld
      1 Pupil Work Book £3.90 £6.60 £8.50
      1 Teacher Book + 1 Pupil Book £5.55 £8.35 £11.60
      1 Teacher Book + 2 Pupil Books £7.20 £9.80 £14.00
      1 Teacher Book + 3 Pupil Books £7.75 £12.00 £17.30

      Violababies books

      Violababies books are not currently available, but will be re-released later this year.

      Cover illustrations

      Our graphic designers have created some lovely new covers to go with the new edition:

      covers of second edition books

      CD of accompaniments to the songs

      Kay has now 'written' a CD of piano accompaniments to go with each Pupil Book. After a lot of close collaboration with Surrey Arts, one of the Stringbabies partners, we have recorded a really useful set of accompaniments. Each CD consists of the following items:

      • Four tuning tracks
      • All songs at slow practice speed [piano and instrument]
      • All songs at performance speed [piano only]
      • Twelve tuning tracks

      Here are two of the practice tracks [these may take a little while to play in some browsers, e.g. Internet Explorer]:

      Foreword by Pat Legg

      Here is the foreword to the books:

      ‘Kay Tucker’s Violinbabies is an educationally well thought out and fun way of teaching little ones to play the violin, and this book is an excellent accompaniment that systematically, step by step gives the children the skills they need to read music and to become musicians.

      There are songs to sing, rhythms to clap and symbols to recognize, all of which are logically transferred into skills which are necessary for learning to read music.

      Kay has had such success with this method of teaching children that I can whole heartedly recommend teachers, parents and pupils alike to use this book and together enjoy the journey of discovery and see how the reading of music opens up so many musical delights.’

      Pat Legg is a leading educationalist, composer and much admired cello & violin teacher. Her work is published by Faber.

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