Conceived by Jean-Pierre Schmitt, these educational materials are specifically focused on the musical education of young children. 

While he was a member of the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris, Mr. Schmitt held a position as viola and chamber music teacher at the conservatory Paris V until his departure for the United States in 1988. There he founded The French-American School of Music. Pedagogy, especially for young beginners, has always been one of the focal points of his career. His Violin Methods, Studies and Music Theory are the fruits of more than four decades of teaching experience. 

These books have been used successfully over the years by his own students and his colleagues’ students as well. 

Following the teaching philosophy of violinist Gabriella Lengyel, one of his mentors,  Mr. Schmitt is a strong believer that the only way to build a strong technique is to learn step by step, one difficulty at a time. The challenge is to make the learning process enjoyable to young minds. 

Charmingly illustrated by artist Julin Gay, Mr. Schmitt has disguised the exercises as “songs”. In fact their titles were suggested by his students. Each of these exercises/songs can be accompanied either by a piano or a 2nd violin.


Beginning Music Theory Books

Specially written for young children these volumes will teach, step by step, the basics of music theory. All instrumental teachers or singing groups conductors will find it easy to incorporate theory in their lessons, making it fun and effective. 



My First Theory Book Volume 1 ………. $9.         BUY YOUR COPY




My First Theory Book Volume 2 ………. $9.         BUY YOUR COPY





Violin Method books for beginners

I Love My Violin Book 1 ………. $9.         BUY YOUR COPY

(Student A & E Strings)



I Love My Violin Book 1 ………. $7.         BUY YOUR COPY

(Piano accompaniment)



I Love My Violin Book 1 ………. $7.         BUY YOUR COPY

(Violin duo)



I Love My Violin Book 2 ………. $9.         BUY YOUR COPY

(Student 4 Strings)



I Love My Violin Book 2 ………. $7.         BUY YOUR COPY

(Piano accompaniment)



I Love My Violin Book 2 ………. $7.         BUY YOUR COPY

(Violin duo)




Preparatory Studies for Violin

25 Caprices ………. $9.50.         BUY YOUR COPY

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