Dom Nicolo Amati
Bologna, Italy - 1740
"Although many instrumental tutors have an element of the teach-yourself to them, teachers, by and large, use them as a resource rather than a manual, and this is a very good one.
The layout and printing are excellent.
Trory’s compositions and arrangements, even at the early stages, are attractive, particularly when the teacher’s part is added."
Tim Homfray - The Strad Magazine
"It was Robert Trory’s increasing frustration with the more frivolous elements in the available literature, coupled with his desire to share and foster his deep love of music and the violin, that lead to the conception of these five books.
"……….. this conscientious approach steadily builds the solid foundations required for a sound technique and, as with any informed pedagogy is an amalgamation of the best traditions.
"Coloured and black and white illustrations of instruments, scrolls, the development of the bow, violin makers, composers, great violinists, and accompanying explanatory texts, plus excellent coloured diagrams explaining the structure of scales all add to the detail covered within the volumes, and increase the enjoyment through a rounded background knowledge.
"There are moments of humour….
"The whole abounds with nuggets of useful information.
"An admirable quantity of thought-provoking material is advanced throughout the volumes. A worthwhile purchase.’
European String Teachers Association - 'News & Views'