"I was privileged to witness the teaching of a method of violin playing, entirely
new to me, which I believe is capable of revolutionizing the technique of playing...writing
as a personal witness I must say that I have been amazed at the result of this unusual
approach." Noel Hale F.R.A.M., "The Strad"
The Twelve Lesson Course
"Havas deserves great credit for recognizing the manifestations of autonomous regulation,
exploiting their pedagogical implications, and proving their validity in all age
groups and at any level of technical proficiency." Dr. F.A. Hellebrandt M.D., "The
Stage Fright: Its causes and cures
"It is the most realistic and practical approach imaginable ... it is a book that
should be worth its weight in gold to every student and many a performer." Yehudi
Kato Havas's books have so far been translated into German, Swedish, Italian ,Dutch,
Spanish, Czech, Hungarian Chinese and Japanese.
The Kato Havas Teaching Video
It is now only available on DVD.
With detailed exercises on the release of tension and the prevention of anxiety in
performance, Kato covers all aspects of right arm and left hand technique, assisted
by pupils and former pupils.
"There's a pleasing immediacy about the film. No quirky camera angles but everything
clearly shown that needs to be. It gives the viewer the illusion of being in the
same room. An invaluable reminder of her own inimitable brand of teaching." The Strad
"I would certainly recommend this well-made video to anyone who wants to be made
to think. It should be especially valuable to players who have experienced discomfort
in string playing." Music Teacher
"A new video is now available. And it is one you will NOT WANT TO MISS. The thought-provoking
work of Kato Havas has long been with us and this 1 hour video concisely captures
her contributions for the viewer." The American String Teacher