REVIEWS

  1. "Violin Technique, the Manual" and "Viola Technique, the Manual" - "These two volumes offer a comprehensive practice methodology that addresses the full gamut of fundamental technical issues on the violin and viola; ...these books certainly chart a course towards the acquisition of an in-depth technical understanding... whether used to build one from scratch or to hone individual aspects."
    - the Strad, London, September 2008 www.thestrad.com  
  2. "Violin Technique: The Manual helped me enter and complete two degrees from The Juilliard School and for performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. When I first began studying with Drew as a child, The Manual did not exist in its current format - all the exercises were written out by hand and he would give them out as my technical development required. They were my violin "vitamins," helping me to become a technically proficient violinist. Drew's concept of Hand Groups was particularly influential in my understanding and mapping of the violin fingerboard. All of my students now employ these exercises, leading them to places like Juilliard and Harvard. Implementing and understanding the purpose of the exercises in The Manual will create a solid technical foundation and bring every violinist to a higher level of technical ability."

    Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson
    BM and MM The Juilliard School
    EdD and EdM Teachers College Columbia University
    Assistant Professor Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Adjunct Violin Professor at Teachers College Columbia University
    1st Violinist of the Voxare String Quartet
    Co-Founder of Noted Endeavors
  3. "...the author's presentation or his tried-and-true studies, is a concise, easy to grasp design providing both efficiency and accessibility for all levels - beginner to professional. ... a solid foundation for one of the most valuable lessons to be learned: the ability to teach yourself."

    - Dr. Casey McGrath
    BM Butler University
    MM Cincinnati Conservatory
    DMA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. "Among the most comprehensive and thoughtfully laid out books on violin and viola technique that we have seen..."
    - William Harris Lee and Co., Chicago.