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Kaleidoscopes Book 1: with Parent Guide & CD
$25.00
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.
Full of rich, detailed, watercolor illustrations, Book 1 opens a magical world for the child just beginning on the violin....
Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Teacher Guide: With Parent Guide, Student Book & CD
$26.00
The Teacher Guide includes all of the pages from the parent edition, plus additional information specifically for teachers, including teaching points for the songs. The illustrated student book and the CD recording are also included.
The Teacher Guide includes all of the pages from the parent edition, plus additional information specifically for teachers, including teaching points...
Kaleidoscopes Book 2 with CD
$21.95
The songs 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. The 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 finger),...
The songs Kaleidoscopes Book 2 allow students to develop finger speed and graceful playing. The songs are short enough that the...
Kaleidoscopes Book 3
$16.00
Book 3 uses Celtic fiddle tunes to develop a quick left hand and fluent string crossings. Melodies such as Last Rose of Summer and Blanche Comme la Neige develop vibrato. Short classical pieces are introduced more fully, with more complex dynamics, articulations and stylistic elements.  Toward the end of the book the student begins to encounter longer (full-page) pieces with contrasting sections, chromatic playing, second position, more frequent shifting, and three-note chords. The CD for this book is currently being completed, so the current price reflects the book only. The CD is expected to be finished by October 31, 2016.
Book 3 uses Celtic fiddle tunes to develop a quick left hand and fluent string crossings. Melodies such as Last Rose...
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 spring 2018 a Piano Accompaniment Basic Edition will be added, which will feature simpler and more accessible arrangements.
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
$6.00
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 CD is printed with artwork and packaged in an earth-friendly clear sleeve.
The child-friendly songs in Kaleidoscopes Book 1 make a delightful gift for any family with a young child. Families studying violin may...
Felt Musical Staff Kit
$15.95
This kit allows teachers to make their own music staff felt-board, used for teaching literacy in group class. The felt bird and musical notes cling to the felt board, but can be easily moved. The beak of the "do-bird" points to the line or space chosen for "do" (the tonic note). Young children enjoy the tactile experience of moving the fuzzy notes on the staff, and the "do-clef" notation is a useful step for young beginners who are not yet ready to deal with the complexities of key signature.  The package includes 3 x 1" do-birds, and 20 x 1" black note-heads, a pre-cut 28" x 40" tan felt background (makes a 2' x 3' board), black fabric paint, and instructions. Mounting surface is not included. 
This kit allows teachers to make their own music staff felt-board, used for teaching literacy in group class. The felt bird...
Kaleidoscopes Book 1: Student book gift copy
$18.95
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.
This version of Kaleidoscopes Book 1 includes the student book and CD only. It is designed for families whose child's book has gotten...