A great all around beginner's guide, the Essential Elements series is the go-to choice for school music teachers and private teachers alike.
Essential Elements Violin Book 1 is the most popular beginning violin book for students and school orchestra programs. While the older version (Essential Elements Violin 2000) included a CD-ROM this latest edition offers a unique log-in for the Essential Elements Interactive website which is full of tips and programs designed to help beginning violinist. The book also includes a card that can be mailed in to receive a CD. This fun, interactive, and thorough string method book is a must-have.