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Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Ages 4-6, with Parent Guide
$20.00
Full of rich, detailed, watercolor illustrations, Book 1 opens a magical world for the child just beginning on the violin. Detailed instructions assist the parent in working at home with their young child. A variety of games and learning activities make sure that practicing is enjoyable. This version of the Parent Guide includes a book of additional steps and activities designed for children ages 4-6, which includes the Violin Movement Building Blocks. If you are an adult student or your child is a little older, you may wish to order this version of the book: Kaleidoscopes for Violin: Ages 7+. The audio recording is an important component of the curriculum; two options are available so you can choose whichever is most convenient for your family. Please select whether you would like to receive a physical CD, or whether you will purchase the digital version separately on Amazon / iTunes.  Links: Purchase on Amazon / Purchase on iTunes  Teachers: If you are ordering 10+ books for...
Full of rich, detailed, watercolor illustrations, Book 1 opens a magical world for the child just beginning on the violin....
Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Ages 7+, with Parent Guide
$18.00
Full of rich, detailed, watercolor illustrations, Book 1 opens a magical world for the child just beginning on the violin.  This version of the Parent Guide includes all the beginning violin-related posture and exercises, but does not include additional steps and activities designed for children ages 4-7. If your child is younger, your teacher will want you to use this version of the book instead: Kaleidoscopes Book 1, Ages 4-7. The audio recording is an important component of the curriculum; two options are available so you can choose whichever is most convenient for your family. Please select whether you would like to receive a physical CD, or whether you will purchase the digital version separately on Amazon / iTunes.  Links: Purchase on Amazon / Purchase on iTunes  Teachers: If you are ordering 10+ books for your studio, please use the discount code "Kaleid-classroom" to receive 5% off your entire order.  Student Book: 32 full-color pagesParent Guide part I: Getting Started as...
Full of rich, detailed, watercolor illustrations, Book 1 opens a magical world for the child just beginning on the violin. ...
Kaleidoscopes Book 2 with CD
$21.95
The songs in Kaleidoscopes Book 2 allow students to develop finger speed and graceful playing. The songs are short enough that the student can work on several songs at a time, mastering each one in a few weeks. These diverse, “perfectly sized” songs appeal to students’ need for uniqueness and variety, and give them a sense of momentum in their violin study. The songs reflect a variety of cultures: Galway Piper and Rising of the Moon (Irish), Dobrú Noc (Slovac), Nu Ska Vi Skörda Linet and Glädjens Blomster (Swedish), Robin Adair and Golden Slumbers (English), All the Pretty Little Horses (African American), Polly Wolly Doodle and Shortnin' Bread (American South), Les Petites Marionnettes and Petit Oiseau (French), and Ein Männlein Steht im Walde (German), Boismortier Sarabande and Branle L'Official (Baroque), and many more.  The following skills are explored: vibrato, jump-bows, spiccato, lowered first finger, crescendo and diminuendo, spiccato, rapid 16th notes, 6-8 meter, Bb major, C major (with lowered first...
The songs in Kaleidoscopes Book 2 allow students to develop finger speed and graceful playing. The songs are short enough that...
Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Teacher Guide (includes student & parent books, plus L&S)
$40.00
The Teacher Guide includes: An overview of the component philosophies (Montessori, Suzuki, Kodaly) as they relate to the design of the Kaleidoscopes violin curriculum Guidance and insight for involving parents in their child's violin study and home practice Model sequences for younger (age 4-6) and older (age 7-10) beginners Choosing the correct violin size Teaching points for all the songs More than two dozen group class activities, including violin-playing, literacy, part-work, and kinesthetic activities Included in the set along with the Teacher Guide are the following: All three volumes of the Parent Guide The full-color student book with all the songs, and Lines & Spaces, which is the movable-do-based note-reading companion to Kaleidoscopes.  The audio recording is an important component of the curriculum; according to your preference you may opt to receive a physical CD, or you may prefer to purchase the digital version separately on Amazon / iTunes.  MP3: Purchase on Amazon / Purchase on iTunes  Teacher Guide: 58...
The Teacher Guide includes: An overview of the component philosophies (Montessori, Suzuki, Kodaly) as they relate to the design of...
Lines & Spaces Book 1
$16.00
Lines & Spaces is the note-reading companion to Kaleidoscopes Book 1. The student begins discovering note relationships and rhythms in a Kodály-based sequence. Once their sight-singing is proficient they move to the second part of the book, which introduces the corresponding patterns on the violin. With daily practice in sight-singing, students are reading notes fluently by the end of their second year of study. The book also includes 3-octave scales, Schradieck, and tonalization. Lines & Spaces (complete): 88 pages If the sight-singing portion of the book is not needed (e.g. for middle-school aged students), the instrumental-only portion of the book is also available. This book may be found here. Lines & Spaces (without sight-singing): 32 pages
Lines & Spaces is the note-reading companion to Kaleidoscopes Book 1. The student begins discovering note relationships and rhythms in a Kodály-based...
Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Piano Accompaniment: Recital Edition
$18.95
These are the complete piano accompaniment parts as featured on the CD. The parts are designed to be performed by an experienced pianist.  In the future a Piano Accompaniment Basic Edition will be added, which will feature simpler arrangements based on the original versions.
These are the complete piano accompaniment parts as featured on the CD. The parts are designed to be performed by an...
Kaleidoscopes Book 2 Piano Accompaniment: Recital Edition
$21.95
These are the complete piano accompaniment parts as featured on the CD. The parts are designed to be performed by a professional accompanist.
These are the complete piano accompaniment parts as featured on the CD. The parts are designed to be performed by a...
Kaleidoscopes Book 3 Piano Accompaniment: Recital Edition
$21.95
These are the complete piano accompaniment parts as featured on the CD. The parts are designed to be performed by a professional accompanist.
These are the complete piano accompaniment parts as featured on the CD. The parts are designed to be performed by a...
CD for Book 1
$8.95
The child-friendly songs in Kaleidoscopes Book 1 make a delightful gift for any family with a young child. Families studying violin may also wish to have an extra CD to allow children to easily listen to the songs from any room in the house. The full listing of songs is included in the product images. The CD is printed with artwork and packaged in an earth-friendly clear sleeve.  If you prefer a digital format or would like to preview the individual tracks, the recording can be found on Amazon or iTunes using the following links: Purchase on Amazon / Purchase on iTunes 
The child-friendly songs in Kaleidoscopes Book 1 make a delightful gift for any family with a young child. Families studying violin may...
CD for Book 2
$10.50
The Kaleidoscopes Book 2 recording includes folk songs and dances designed for enjoyment by children ages 5-95. The recording is ideal for use with the Kaleidoscopes Book 2, as well for for young violinists studying in the traditional Suzuki curriculum as a source of memorable, age-appropriate "by-ear" songs. The recording includes two CDs: one with the 29 vocal tracks (i.e. all of the songs with lyrics), and the other with the 35 violin tracks. Both discs are printed with artwork and packaged in an earth-friendly clear sleeve. See the product images for a full listing of songs.  
The Kaleidoscopes Book 2 recording includes folk songs and dances designed for enjoyment by children ages 5-95. The recording is ideal for...
Kaleidoscopes Book 1: Student book gift copy
$13.88
This version of Kaleidoscopes Book 1 includes the student book and CD only. It is designed for families whose child's book has gotten lost or well-worn, or for giving as a gift to families with young children who will enjoy singing the songs. Teachers may also use this edition when the parent guide is not needed -- e.g. with older elementary students in a classroom setting. Teachers: If you are ordering 10+ books for your studio, please use the discount code "Kaleid-classroom" to receive 5% off your entire order.
This version of Kaleidoscopes Book 1 includes the student book and CD only. It is designed for families whose child's book has gotten...

Teacher Training & Workshops

Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Workshop: The Well-Rounded Twinkler
$350.00
Visit the full course page here:http://training.discoverviolin.org/ SCHEDULE:June 14-25, Mon-Fri11:00 – 1:30 CST Virtual online seminar, plus access to additional video tutorials and observations Includes printed course packet, Kaleidoscopes Book 1, and Lines & Spaces. Add'l $25 charge to ship books and training packet internationally.
Visit the full course page here:http://training.discoverviolin.org/ SCHEDULE:June 14-25, Mon-Fri11:00 – 1:30 CST Virtual online seminar, plus access to additional video tutorials...
Kaleidoscopes Book 2 Workshop
$350.00 $375.00
As students begin Book 2, they have the fundamental skills of violin playing and are ready for deeper musical experience. The rich emotional palette of Book 2 allows the teacher a diverse landscape for teaching dynamics, whole body movement, and vibrato. These skills will add grace and balance to the student’s Bach and Vivaldi, and will blossom into a passionate performance of Bruch in a few years’ time. Elise Winters will work intensively with teachers in a small-group setting to explore body balance and efficient movement and expression. July 18-30, Monday-Friday11:00 – 1:30 CST Visit the full course page:http://training.discoverviolin.org/book2-workshop-2021/ Add'l $25 charge to ship books and training packet internationally.
As students begin Book 2, they have the fundamental skills of violin playing and are ready for deeper musical experience. The...
Kaleidoscopes Teacher Certification & Practicum: Violin Book 1
$840.00
This small-group seminar includes individual coaching and critique as well as a small-group seminar. Teachers receive a substantial amount of individual time and personalized guidance from the teacher trainer each month. For details, please visit this link:  http://training.discoverviolin.org/teaching-practicum-violin/ Teachers may pay in full, or in eight installments of $110 each (link above). Minimum enrollment: 4 students; maximum 8 students. The tuition deposit is non-refundable unless the class does not make, in which case the deposit will be refunded in full.  Upon completion of the course requirements, students will be invited to submit a video portfolio for certification as a Kaleidoscopes teacher, or requested to complete a second practicum year.  Prerequisite: Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Teacher Training | The Well-Rounded Twinkler
This small-group seminar includes individual coaching and critique as well as a small-group seminar. Teachers receive a substantial amount of individual...