Karel Butz’s string text Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom (Oxford University Press, 2019) is now available. Prices are $35 (paperback) or $99 (hardcover). E-book format is also available. The text also includes a companion website that includes several videos of Butz demonstrating pedagogical concepts in the classroom.
“A wonderfully accessible book: conversational in style, offering clear, applicable teaching strategies lodged firmly within the pedagogical canon and reflecting the latest research and best practices. With its emphasis on individual student development as a foundation for ensemble development, the book lays out a sequential approach, from the most basic building blocks to advanced musical concepts. Butz reminds the reader that technical growth should be viewed through the lens of music itself and ‘the euphoric effect of music [should be our] chief motivating factor’ as the end goal is lifelong musicianship of our students. Bravo!” — Kasia Bugaj, Florida State University