Sunday, February 26
Boston Conservatory (8 The Fenway, Boston MA 02215)
9:30 - 10 am: Arrival and Welcome
10 am - 12 pm: Session I
12 pm - 1 pm: Lunch Break
1 pm - 3 pm: Session II
3 pm - 3:15 pm: Break
3:15 pm - 5 pm: Session III
Monday, February 27
St. Patrick School (131 Mt. Pleasant St, Roxbury 02119)
10: 45 am - 11 am: Arrival and Welcome
11 am - 12:30 pm: Book A - Demonstration with students
Gardner Pilot Academy (30 Athol St, Allston 02134)
2:50 pm - 3 pm: Arrival and Welcome
3 pm - 6 pm: Books B, C, D, E and beyond - Demonstration with students
About the Colourstrings Method:
It is essential, particularly in the early years that instrumental teaching is of highest quality. These formative first years are crucial for the child’s future in music. The Kodály philosophy-based Colourstrings approach was developed by the Hungarian brothers Géza (violin) and Csaba Szilvay (Cello). This method creates a firm musical foundation for the child, which means child-centred music teaching. The philosophy and method does not form or mould the child to the need of the instrument but rather domesticates the instruments and the instrumental teaching to meet the child’s need.
To teach more complex notions, the instrumental school will make use of Colour and Picture symbols. These illustrations bring complex musical ideas within the child’s sphere of understanding. To see and to hear goes hand in hand. Thus the learning is deeper and more lasting. Writing and reading music is connected from the very beginning with playing. Body movements while playing and reading are connected with intellectual processes. Thus, playing an instrument becomes an intellectual activity.
About the Speaker:
German violinist and lecturer, Yvonne Frye gives Colourstrings seminars around the world: Münster Musikhochschule, ESTA Germany, ESTA Austria, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Bundesakademie Trossingen, Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler Berlin, Chile (Foji), South Africa, Australia, Poland (Censa) , Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Denmark etc.
Yvonne met Géza and Csaba Szilvay, founders of the Colourstrings method, in 1996. Working closely with Géza Szilvay, Yvonne translated and edited the handbook for teachers, and other Colourstrings literature into German. In 2007 Géza Szilvay invited Yvonne to teach at the East-Helsinki Music Institute. Since then she is leading her own violin class. Since 2009 she has been the Violin Pedagogy teacher at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
She received a Diploma in Violin Pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik, Detmold under Prof. Helge Slaatto and Mr. John Lambos. She also studied at the Kärtner Landeskonservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria in the violin class of Prof. Helfried Fister, who was her most influential and important teacher.
About Dare to Aspire:
A yearly String Teacher Workshop that exists to inspire, support, and equip string teachers in the "Music for Social Change" movement around New England by giving them access to world class teacher trainers and opportunities for collaborative problem solving with regional colleagues in order to empower them to better serve their students and communities.
Special thanks to our sponsor, The Rodman Ride for Kids for making this event FREE OF ADMISSION.