Kerstin Wartberg—Suzuki Method pioneer in Germany

Diane said: Aug 28, 2011
Diane AllenViolin
245 posts

http://myviolinvideos.com/blog.php?m=1&s=&id=46

This is the first Blog entry in a series that highlights an in depth interview with Kerstin Warberg. Her story is fascinating. She talks about her relationship with the Suzukis, background behind her publications and teacher training in Europe.

Each week I will post the next part of the series. I’ll make sure to post the link here as well.

Enjoy!

Diane
http://www.myviolinvideos.com
Videos of student violin recitals and violin tutorials.

Angela said: Aug 28, 2011
Angela Villanueva
Suzuki Association Member
Cello, Viola, Violin
Naples, FL
25 posts

As a parent of a Suzuki Violin student, I really appreciate Kerstin Wartberg and her Step by Step violin books. It really helped us break down the steps to learn each piece well. I just wish she could have published books for Book 4 and up and that someone would do the same kind of books for the cello. ;-)

Angie Villanueva

Diane said: Aug 28, 2011
Diane AllenViolin
245 posts

Angie—I forwarded your message to Kerstin.

Smiles! Diane

Diane
http://www.myviolinvideos.com
Videos of student violin recitals and violin tutorials.

Jennifer Visick said: Aug 29, 2011
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

… She does have some books & recordings for Suzuki violin book 4 level. They are called “Recital Training” and are published by Edition Peters. She also has downloads at the book 4 level available on her website, which is musicdownloaddirect.de

Angela said: Aug 29, 2011
Angela Villanueva
Suzuki Association Member
Cello, Viola, Violin
Naples, FL
25 posts

Thank you so much! I ordered the book. The description says it is for suzuki books 4-7 but I looked at the table of contents and it only lists book 4 pieces and exercises. It has two cds though so it should be more material. Oh, I am so excited! Just having the accompaniment tracks (which are wonderful) at the different speeds makes it all worth it. Thanks again for the recommendation!

Angie Villanueva

Jennifer Visick said: Aug 29, 2011
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

I believe there are several volumes of “Recital Training” either already published or in the works, which is why it says “books 4-7″—in anticipation of the later volumes coming out.

Jacoline said: Aug 8, 2015
Jacoline Schot
Suzuki Association Member
Piano, Violin
2 posts

I just purchased Recital Training Volume 1 and volume 2, they are fantastic! Way better than what I downloaded previously from a German website.
Volume 1 includes a fun “Irish Fiddler for 3 Violins” Folk Tune and a lullaby from Humerdinck, “Evening Prayer”.
Volume 2 includes “On Wings of Song” by Mendelssohn, as well as “Hungarian Dance #5″ from Brahms, each for 2 violins and piano.
It mentions that there is a Recital Training Volume 3, however it seems that it has not yet gone to print. Apparently that one is for Suzuki Books 6 and 7. Anyone know anything about this?

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