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Online violin pedagogy courses and e–learning for music schools, violin pedagogues, students and families with the Colourstrings method

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New! Géza Szilvay’s online Colourstrings courses for violin pedagogues

Prof. Géza Szilvay presents systematically the Colourstrings method.

In this online course series Géza Szilvay explains what, when, how and why to teach during the basic years of violin playing.

The courses are excellent for violin teachers but also for violin lecturers responsible for the pedagogy teaching in the tertiary education.

One online course covers one Colourstrings Violin ABC Book. At the moment available are trainings for Books A, B, C and D.

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Prof. Géza Szilvay 80 years

On Wednesday 13th September 2023 Prof. Géza Szilvay celebrates his 80th birthday. In the Minifiddlers we’ve had the pleasure and honour of working together with Géza for already more than a decade.

The inspiring collaboration started in 2011, when the first steps for the Minifiddlers program were taken. As Géza’s work has always been defined by high-quality and comprehensiveness, during the years Minifiddlers has become a versatile deep-dive into violin pedagogy, much more than originally expected and planned.

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Minifiddlers is a violin pedagogy programme for goal-oriented, successful and child-centered violin pedagogy. We make online courses and e-learning materials based on the Colourstrings method for professional violin pedagogues, music schools & institutions, students and families who value high pedagogical standards and child-friendly way of violin teaching & learning.

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PRESTO project - How could the schools teach more music in varying circumstances?

We take part in PRESTO - a collaborative transnational research project that has developed multimedia learning resources and best practices for flexible teaching and leadership

PRESTO - Practices and Resources for Equipping Schools to Teach Music Online aims at charting a path towards a high-quality and effective music education, despite the surrounding circumstances. The PRESTO project has developed multimedia learning resources and best-practice guidelines for flexible teaching and leadership across classroom-based music, instrumental teaching, and choral practice. The project is a "Good Practice" label awardee for the 96% evaluation score.

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What are Colourstrings and Minifiddlers?

Watch the video and get to know the background of the method and its results, as well as our online training program.

Minifiddlers Online Courses – a complete guide for the first years of violin playing with the Colourstrings method

Minifiddlers Online Courses offer a complete curriculum for the first four years of violin playing. The educational content and learning path are developed together with the creator of the Colourstrings method, Prof. Géza Szilvay.

The courses suit for music schools & institutions, violin pedagogues, students and families. You can use them as a complete pedagogical basis for the violin lessons, or just taking some parts to compliment your own teaching style.

Minifiddlers Online Courses give practical instructions and tips for teaching, exercises and repertoire for both senior pedagogues and pedagogues who are still in the beginning of their career.

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