What is Colourstrings?
Colourstrings is a world-renowned approach to music education. It was developed in Finland in the 1970s by Dr Geza Szilvay, a Hungarian-born violinist, as an approach to string teaching. This evolved to form Colourstrings Music Kindergarten, a method of teaching young children music, which is used worldwide today.
Colourstrings music education is based on the principles of Zoltán Kodály, a Hungarian composer, educator and ethnomusicologist who developed a systematic approach to music learning through singing and folksong.
Kodály believed that children should learn the fundamental elements of music through singing games and rhymes, before learning an instrument.
What makes Colourstrings different?
"Colourstrings is a family-centred and a child-centred educational philosophy, programme and technique which, with the help of music, desires to strengthen a happy childhood."
“He who begins life with music will have this reflecting on his future like golden sunshine.”