Violin Phase 1 Information
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Kodaly Summer School 2017
Saturday 29 July - Friday 4 August, Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh
Course participants will be given an intensive and enlightening introduction into all the basic Colourstrings teaching material, including the chamber music and orchestral repertoire. This course will cover Colourstrings Violin School teaching repertoire: volumes A, B, C, D, Kreutzerini, Violin Scales 1 and the related chamber music material (Duettini, Sonatini, Chamber Music for Young String Players, “Rascals” performing pieces, Violin duos and Colourful Music for Strings). Participants will be shown how to use the books and discuss how to teach Colourstrings both individually or to a group. Sessions will cover technical, musical, and theoretical difficulties a teacher may face, as well as developing experience in instrumental teaching with young children. This course is ideally suited to professional violin/viola teachers working with children, instrumental students, and also for university and other higher-education teachers of instrumental pedagogy.