The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Viola
For more than three decades, The Sassmannshaus Tradition has been one of the leading string methods for children in German-speaking countries. In fact, more than half a million players have successfully learned to play the violin, viola, and cello using this method.
The Sassmannshaus Tradition for viola is now available in English and has been adapted, both in content and songs, for today's English speaking children.
What makes this method so unique?
Large print notes and texts as well as many colorful illustrations are ideal for pre-school as well as school children.
Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson, encouraging ensemble playing from the very beginning.
Songs and scales in different positions can be easily mastered within the first year.
Advanced viola techniques such as varied bow strokes and shifting are introduced in a basic form.
Barenreiter's "Concert Pieces" includes popular student concertos and concert pieces for viola players. Each edition includes a solo viola part and a piano part for the accompanist. Edited by Kurt Sassmannshaus, the internationally renowned strings teacher and co-author of the Sassmannshaus Viola Method.