Dr. Bornoff authored fifteen publications. FASE is proud to offer his books for violin, viola, and cello through its online store.
Using this whole-to-parts approach Bornoff introduces many different things simultaneously. The student’s concentration is consequently focused now on one aspect, now another, with confidence that even though the immediate
result is far from mastery, the parts are being gradually mastered in relation to the whole. This approach is much more efficient, not only because it is more natural to human learning, but because every activity serves multiple, overlapping purposes. The first three years of traditional private teaching can be covered in about 50 hours of class instruction. After about 100 hours the student is playing in all positions with considerable left-hand dexterity, vibrato, good tone and good bow control. And after 150 hours the student is a valuable asset to an orchestra.
The student is too busy to be bored and all the activity is immediately productive.
– John Raymond Howell, Bornoff pupil and author of “Bornoff: Breakthrough for String Education”