Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Ages 4-5, with Parent Guide


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 4-5, 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 6+.

The audio recording is an important component of the curriculum. You may opt to receive physical CD or purchase the digital version separately. 

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, 36 full-color pages
Parent Guide: Getting Started as a Practice Parent, 24 pages (booklet size)
Parent Guide: Working with Your Young Child, 40 pages
Parent Guide: Playing with the Violin & Bow, 24 pages


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Customer Reviews

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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 ; )

This version for younger children includes several exercises to build and train young muscles for violin. The exercises are accompanied by helpful photographs.

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!