Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching (Dover Books on Music) (Paperback)
A distinguished instructor shares his "ingenious and logical" approach to playing and teaching the violin in this accessible, indispensable book. Ivan Galamian's distinctive and immensely successful pedagogy is built on general principles that can be applied broadly, making his methods applicable to students of all skill levels and learning styles.
In this exceptionally practical book Galamian presents his teaching philosophy, including specific advice on posture, technique, interpretation, and recommended practice structure. The acclaimed Itzhak Perlman wrote of his teacher's treatise "This book, Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching, gives us a wonderful insight into Mr. Galamian's very special method of teaching the violin, and I am sure that it will be of great benefit to its readers. I am delighted that this book is being reissued, not only for the benefit of countless violin students, but also because it is a fitting tribute to Mr. Galamian's lifelong work."