Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Ages 6+, with Parent Guide


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 younger children. If your child is younger, your teacher will want you to use this version of the book instead: Kaleidoscopes Book 1, Ages 4-5.

The audio recording is an important component of the curriculum. The digital version is purchased separately and/or is available for streaming below. You may also order your books with a physical CD. 

Audio purchase: Purchase on Amazon / Purchase on iTunes  

Families: If you need an additional copy of just the student book, this is available here: Student Book: Gift Copy.

Teachers: If you are ordering 10+ books for your studio, please use the discount code "Kaleid-classroom" to receive 10% off your entire order. 


Digital download is available for international customers only. Please contact orders@discoverviolin.org for more information.

Student Book: 32 full-color pages
Parent Guide: Getting Started as a Practice Parent, 24 pages (booklet size)
Parent Guide: Playing with the Violin & Bow, 24 pages


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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Beautiful book!

I’m an experienced teacher, buying for students. The book itself has beautiful illustrations. The audio tracks are well done. The parent guide is helpful (but you have to read it ; )

The essence of this method is that there are many facets of violin playing--it’s helpful for children to play the same song in different keys and focusing on different technical elements. It can be a lovely complement to the Suzuki method.

Note-reading is tackled separately in another book. It’s approached in an active way, with writing as a major component.

I’ve used these books for years. All of my students enjoy them!