For true beginners on viola, I use the ABCs of viola, by Janice Tucker Rhoda. As soon as possible, I add the Hofmann First Studies (opus 86) and some simple repertory, such as First Repertoire for Viola (Faber Music), or the Doktor solos. Then a scale book, such as the Paxton one (published by Novello). Later I use the Wohlfahrt studies, and move on to Whistler's Introducing the Positions. More advanced repertory can follow later on.
As a violist from a younger generation I have first-hand experience with many different teaching styles, as such I am flexible when it comes to your child's teaching methodology.
If need be I can also help with orchestra materials. Currently, I am the principal violist of both my school orchestra and youth orchestra. Thus, I understand the fundamental pieces your child will need for the future if he/she decides to pursue a music career.
In addition, I have a thorough graph on the RCM curriculum however, if yours child is lacking in the basics its preferable to start with my methodology (written below).
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