This is a colourful, good quality book suitable for the complete beginner. It contains a range of well known and original tunes in a variety of styles. The music is clearly printed with amusing cartoons throughout, making it very attractive to pupils ... Pupils will find this book fun and interesting to use and I shall definitely be using it in the future. Alison Montgomery, Ensemble (MMA) Sept 04 Kathy and David Blackwell continue their Fiddle Time series with this collection of carefully paced tunes. Lively original pieces are mingled with well-known pieces and duets that build confidence every step of the way and are great fun to play. Titles such as 'Fast Lane', 'Lift Off', 'Katie's Waltz', 'Copy Cat' and 'Rhythm Fever' are guaranteed to fire the imagination ... Young students will have no trouble in finding their own most favourite tunes to play again and again. Mary Nemet, Stringendo (AUSTA Journal), April 03
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Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years experience of teaching violin and viola. She developed her teaching ideas at the coalface in both Music Services and in private practice, working with groups large and small and in one-to-one lessons. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.