What is Colourstrings?

Colourstrings is a world-renowned approach to music education, with a reputation for providing quality music education for children, in an intuitive and enjoyable way.

The Colourstrings approach to music-learning uses a combination of Kodály, Orff and Dalcroze methods to capture a young child’s interest. Musical concepts are introduced in age-appropriate ways through beat-keeping, movement, singing, musical games and percussion.

Colourstrings Music & Movement classes begin in early childhood (from babies up to five year olds).  Children learn about musical concepts such as: pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, melody, tempo, character, form and style, in an enjoyable, stimulating and structured way.  Learn what a typical class involves.

Dr Géza Szilvay, an internationally renowned string pedagogue, developed Colourstrings in Finland in the 1970s, basing it heavily on the principles of Hungarian composer and pedagogue Zoltan Kodály (1882-1967).  Kodály believed that children should learn the fundamental elements of music through singingbefore learning an instrument.  Colourstrings was first developed as a method for teaching the violin, and has since expanded to include the Colourstrings Music Kindergarten for very young children. 

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