Essential Studies for Orchestra

Essential Studies for Orchestra is based on the lesson book that I developed for band. It is designed to be used with 1st and 2nd year students, and is a product of collaboration with Alyssa Jutting, who is an orchestra teacher in Norwich, NY. It combines the best exercises, approaches, and literature that I’ve used with band, but converted everything to orchestra terms, including a proper sequence of note and rhythm development. There is a lot of practice included with every group of new rhythms and pitch sets (scales) that are introduced.


Here is the Table of Contents so you can see what is covered in this method book:


If you'd like to watch a YouTube video that gives a solid browse through Essential Studies for Orchestra, click here —> Essential Studies for Orchestra

Each volume is $12.00.

If you'd like to order a set for the students at your school, order forms can be downloaded and printed here. I accept school Purchase Orders.

Essential Studies for Orchestra - Violin

Essential Studies for Orchestra - Viola

Essential Studies for Orchestra - Cello/Bass

If you’re using Essential Studies as your lesson book, you can download the Winter Holiday Trios here! These will download as password-protected PDF files. Open the file, and when prompted, type in the product support password from the inside front cover of your book. Enjoy!

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