Phase III takes place at the East Helsinki Music Institute / Finland, where the Colourstrings™ approach was developed.
Completion of Phase I, IIA and IIB
Deepening the knowledge in Books A-D and all the accompanying material (estimated time after IIB about 1-2 years)
Basic knowledge in Books E and F and Yellow pages I-III and the chamber music and orchestra material
Sending video recordings
At the latest six months before enrolling Phase III the participants send a data file (DVD, SD card, USB key etc.) with video recordings of their own Colourstrings™ lessons to:
The Colourstrings Association
c/o East Helsinki Music Institute
00820 Helsinki, Finland
The video recordings must include
Pieces or exercises of free choice from the Colourstrings™ Books A, B, C and D, recorded with students of level A, B, C and D during their normal lesson
- Teaching of scales and Kreutzerini
- Students performing in public pieces of free choice from the Colourstrings™ Rascals Books, Sonatini or Duettini books
- The duration should be between 20-30 minutes, including group and individual teaching.
Members of the Colourstrings™ tutors team will comment on the video recordings and give advice particularly in:
- Appropriate and relaxed playing positions
- Intonation and rhythm quality
- Sound quality including the facility of the bow, phrasing and musicality
- “Inner hearing” of the students
Content of the phase in Helsinki
The participants observe individual and group lessons and are offered the possibility to coach and conduct Colourstrings™-trained children or youth orchestras.
Lectures and Workshops introduce and analyze the advanced teaching material Colourstrings™ Yellow pages 1, 2, and 3 and Books E and F in playing and teaching, as well as the Colourstrings™ chamber music material.
Applicants are invited to the 3rd phase by the Colourstrings™ teacher trainer team based on the teaching videos or are advised to deepen their Colourstrings™ experience still for a while before applying to the 3rd phase.
Growth and development take time.
Learning takes practice.
Take your time!
Become a certified Colourstrings™ teacher in 4-5 years!