Viola Time Book 1 is a comprehensive beginner book. It begins with learning posture and then open string bowing, focusing on playing with a lovely tone and using the whole bow.
Fingers are introduced, beginning with the 3rd and a range of exciting pieces take students on a journey through different keys and finger patterns. Scales are included in a logical fashion throughout the book, with pieces using the new finger patterns learned. Bow strokes such as: detache, legato, and staccato are covered in an engaging manner with lovely repertoire.
Each piece has a corresponding video tutorial accessible from the Online tutorials page. These are demonstrated on the violin (Nicole LoBartolo), with piano accompaniment (Jane MacDermott).