An Introduction to STEP by STEP
Volume 1B for Violin

A contemporary approach
to teaching the Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1, Part 2

Featuring author Kerstin Wartberg

with Charles Krigbaum & Daina Staggs
from the North Texas School of Talent Education

Online Professional Development Course for Violin Teachers of all Backgrounds

Online Courses

The online course consists of six pre-recorded session videos. Each session lasts 90 minutes. Participants may watch the lectures at their convenience.

Course Content

In this course, Suzuki and traditional violin teachers are invited to explore and work intensively with the materials presented in Step by Step, Vol. 1B and My First Technique Book with the author Kerstin Wartberg.

The course will examine the step-by-step mastery of the teaching points in the 1B repertoire and strategies for effective teaching of the fundamental principles of violin technique in the early stages, with a special emphasis on building a healthy foundation and developing musicianship and sound quality in young children.  Parent Education will also play a vital role in this course.

Charles Krigbaum and Daina Staggs have worked closely with Kerstin Wartberg for many years.  They have been involved in the development of new teaching materials and have tested and piloted these materials with many students since 2005. As co-presenters of the course, they will assist Kerstin in demonstrating the principles and applications of the course content to individual and group teaching.

All participants will receive extensive course materials including

  • videos
  • sheet music
  • audio files¬†that are very useful for both online and in-person lessons.

Course Fee 

The course fee for each lecture is $170 (USD) or the equivalent of ‚ā¨170 (Euro).

The course fee includes six video recordings of the entire course for later review and extensive course materials.

Partial scholarships and assistance are available for persons experiencing financial hardship. We welcome violin teachers of all backgrounds.  Please contact us by email. 

The video recording will be placed online until October 30, 2022.

If you have questions, please contact our office, Stefan Kalkbrenner:

With your course fee you are supporting the Ukrainian Suzuki teachers and students!