Buy Ilana's new Klezmer tutor - suitable for anyone wanting new tunes, play-along parts, or ways to explore traditional-style playing.


Klezmer Fiddle - a how-to guide is a new tutor book, published by Oxford University Press and available at a special price via this website only.

The book contains 16 tunes in treble clef with chords above the stave for easy accompaniment. Currently in use by clarinet players, oboists, cellists, as well as viola and bass players, the melodies, accompaniments, and tips on playing have appeal and application well beyond violinists!

  • Each tune has a ‘workshop’ on playing in traditional style.
  • There’s also a CD with the complete set of tunes, historical recordings of a selection of the melodies, plus backing tracks you can play along to.
  • The package contains two pull-out booklets with bandstand-style parts for sekund and bass players.

Reviews of the book:

FolkRoots Magazine

The Strad

Arco, magazine of the European String Teachers' Association

Tony Phillips, KlezCalifornia

Eric Zaidins, Westchester Klezmer



Buying the book - UK & Europe

Order the book from OUP in one of the following ways, quoting the book's ISBN, which is 978-0-19-335584-2. The price is £13.95.

By email: music.orders.uk@oup.com 

By phone: +44 (0)1536 454590

In writing: Oxford University Press, Music Group, Saxon Way West, Corby, Northants NN18 9ES


Buying the book - US/Canada

The book is available from local music stores and can be purchased online from Amazon.  The list price on both Amazon and at OUP is $21.95. 

To buy from OUP direct, email: music.us@oup.com or call 1-800-292-0639. The book's ISBN is 978-0-19-335584-2. In writing: Oxford University Press, Music Department, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Commercial and educational orders

For trade prices and schools orders, visit the OUP webpage: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-335584-1