AUSTA National Conference 2012
"Strings In The 21st Century"
||Sassmannshaus teacher training
The original German violin method was first published in 1976. The author, Egon Sassmannshaus was one of the most experienced and renowned violin pedagogues in Germany. For the new English edition his son Kurt Sassmannshaus worked as co-author and adapted his father's successful method for English-speaking children. The combined knowledge and experience of father and son make the four volumes of The Sassmannshaus Tradition the most thoroughly researched and thought-through beginner violin method in the world.
For more than three decades, the Sassmannshaus Tradition has been the household name for excellence in beginner string methods in German-speaking countries. More than half a million students have successfully learned to play string instruments using this method.
The publication of the four violin books in 2008 in a fully adapted English version has been a big success. On the back of this, Bärenreiter published the four books for cello in 2009, the four books for viola in 2010 in an newly adapted version for today's English speaking children. The bass version is soon to be released. The tried and tested principles of the Sassmannshaus violin and cello methods have been maintained here; with small adjustments for the viola and bass, the method offers the same sure steps to early musical and technical progress.