Certificate of Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 1)

Teachers who gain this qualification are authorised by The Szilvay Foundation to teach Colourstrings Music Kindergarten to babies and children aged up to 4 years. A further course, leading to Certificate of Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 2), authorises teachers to teach Colourstrings Music Kindergarten to children aged 4-7 years. Only teachers who have completed Certificate of Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 1) are eligible to undertake Phase 2 training.

Phase 1 training begins with the Introduction to Colourstrings course.

Introduction to Colourstrings

This 5 day course will provide a detailed overview of the Colourstrings method and its use with young children. This course includes sessions on Colourstrings and Kodály principles, child development and psychology, daily musicianship classes, and workshops on lesson planning and repertoire for early years.

This course forms the first part of the Certificate of Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 1) Training. It can be taken as a stand-alone course in order to gain an insight into Colourstrings methodology, but does not qualify you to become a Colourstrings teacher. Participants on the Introduction to Colourstrings course will receive a certificate of completion.

Once completing the Introduction to Colourstrings course, students are eligible to participate in Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 1) Training.

Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 1) Training.

This usually takes the form of three weekend seminars. At the end of this course students will take a Musicianship Assessment. It is necessary to pass this assessment in order to continue with training. In addition to participation in the course, there are a number of written and practical assignments to be completed before completion of the qualification. These include lesson plans and observations, child psychology papers, essays and evaluation of teaching practice.

Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 2) Training.

This course leads to the qualification of Certificate of Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 2) and can only be taken after successful completion of Certificate of Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teaching (Phase 1).