"I have tried all the method books and have found Concert Tunes to be far superior. I now use it exclusively -
"Tailor made" for Suzuki teachers developing orchestral reading in group lessons. Interesting material is presented one concept at a time. Creative piano accompaniments make enjoyable concert material."
Valley of the Sun Suzuki Association
Dale Brubaker's Concert Tunes for Beginning Strings is a string teacher's dream! These tuneful songs with lively piano accompaniments emphasize the most important beginning skill -
Dr. Jan McDivvit
Concert Tunes is an essential teaching tool to most of the teachers I know. Older students fondly remember the day they got to play Serenata and potential student anticipate the day. Audiences love to hear students perform these unison tunes, Students love to play them, and teachers love to teach them to eager learners. The inviting piano accompaniments, though not difficult, add richness to the performance. Concert Tunes are simply timeless classics that after years,they are still fresh, fun, and solid teaching tools. Book Two offers intermediate players more of the same with beautiful, melodies that explore more advanced meters, keys, and bowings. If a teacher is looking for unison music that will focus on intonation, bow control, tone, rhythmic accuracy, and can be played effectively on those early concerts this is a good bet. Orchestra teachers who were taught these tunes now teach them to a new generation.
Concert Tunes continues to serve as a valuable and effective resource for teaching elementary strings. The pieces are not watered down grown-
Assistant Professor of Music Education
University of Alaska Fairbanks