Achieve more in less time by using teaching resources that help your students think smarter.  Smart String Teacher publications are created in order to promote independence in your students.  Use these books and teaching resources to guide them through new skills, or let them explore new concepts at their own pace.  See how easy they are to use and help your students think smarter today!


Smart String Teacher Publications

Smart Bow Hold & Left Hand Handouts

Teach bow hold and left hand technique in just 5 easy lessons! These handouts are the fastest way you’ll find to get a classroom full of students started with beginner technique. Save time and effort. Use these handouts and get your students playing their instruments sooner!

First Position Fingering Charts for Beginner Strings

Start your beginner strings playing in different keys right away with these easy-to-read first position fingering charts!  Fingering charts help students easily understand and memorize fingering for different keys, and should be an essential part of any strings classroom. Whether … Read More

Note-Reading for Strings Handout and Worksheets

This handy reference for note-reading on violin, viola, cello and bass is great to have to reinforce music-reading skills! The worksheets present note-reading in a logical order to help reinforce note-reading and fingering on all strings, and help students see … Read More

Beginner Bundles

Purchase these beginner bundles and save! Achieve more with your beginners.  Incorporate these effective teaching tools into your classroom to help your beginners get off to a faster and smarter start.     Smart Beginner Setup Bundle Smart Bow Hold … Read More

Smart Scales for Strings

Smart Scales for Strings makes playing scales on the Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass look easy!  Laid out in a clear and natural progression, it is the only comprehensive scale book for the beginner to intermediate player. It is … Read More

Smart Bowing Exercises for Strings

Have your students ever wondered why they should practice their scales, and what this has to do with mastering their instruments? Well, Smart Bowing Exercises for Strings will give them over 100 reasons why! This truly unique resource has well-organized … Read More

Smart Fingering Charts for Strings

Smart String Teacher’s Smart Fingering Charts for Strings is a must-have for your intermediate to advanced violin, viola, cello or bass students, and yourself!  A good set of fingering charts should be an essential part of a string player’s resources.  … Read More

Smart Fiddle Tunes for Strings

Looking for fiddle tunes to teach the class?  Need tunes transposed for viola, cello and bass? Did you know that there are many, many skills you can teach through fiddle tunes?  Read about all the great reasons to teach fiddle … Read More





Physical Distancing Signs for Music Class!

Stay safe and have a little bit of fun with these physical distancing signs!  There’s one for each of your departments, Strings, Band and Vocal.  Your purchase allows you to download and make as many copies as you like for … Read More

The Secret to Perfect Bow Hold Thumbs!

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A Mnemonic for Memorizing the Major Keys

Great for the studio or the classroom, this poster makes the major keys easy to memorize! Poster is 18″x24″ in high quality PDF format and can be sent to your local copy shop for printing.       $5.00 CAD … Read More

Magic Formulas for Teaching Dynamics

  Have trouble getting your groups to play dynamics effectively?  Use these magic formulas and you will get instant results!  Read more about teaching dynamics below.  Meanwhile, purchase this poster for your music classroom! Posters are in high quality PDF … Read More




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