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Nurturing Environment
The world of music is made familiar to the child through colourful, lively symbols and pictures. Individual tuition is complemented by group sessions, chamber music and orchestra playing, which help develop the child’s social skills. The teacher creates a nurturing learning environment, in close co-operation with the parents.

Géza & Csaba Szilvay

Founders of Colourstrings


Géza created Colourstrings for violins and is now lecturing about the method all around the world. He also does distance teaching through the International Minifiddlers program.



Csaba created Colourstrings for cello and is lecturing about the method all around the world. He also teaches at the Kodalyi Institute in Hungary.



Yvonne is a German violinist currently teaching at the East Helsinki Music Institute. She is also teaching the Violin Pedagogy at the Sibelius Academy. Yvonne is training Colourstrings teachers around the world.


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The excellence of Colourstrings

This excellent method for the young musical generation has proved to be really very successful and has already produced many fine string players.

Professor Max Rostal CBE
Honorary President of ESTA

Colourstrings has created fantastic young musicians

I am more than happy for the string teaching pedagogy that this method is spreading around the world. Children who are starting to play a string instrument should have the possibility to start with Colourstrings!

Tabea Zimmermann
Professor for viola at
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin