About Colourstrings


After love, music is the greatest gift you can give a child.

“Colourstrings is an exceptional method for training young musicians,” according to Derek Avis, Principal of Trinity Music College in London. “I have yet to find a more successful approach.”

The Colourstings method was developed in Finland in the 1970s by renowned violinist and teacher Géza Szilvay. It is now taught in 23 countries.

The reason Colourstings is so effective is simple—it combines the best of all music learning methods . . . and it’s fun.

  • Music education begins with Music & Movement classes for children from 3 months to 6 years old.
  • Movement, singing and group learning are important parts of musicianship, we use aspects of Kodaly, Orff methods.
  • Colourstrings uses solfege signs, which assign a hand gesture to each note to simplify learning.
  • Colourstrings uses a colour-coded system to simplify the process of learning to read music.
  • Classes are taught be professional, enthusiastic music teachers who specialize in educating children.
  • Training caters to all levels of musical ability and not just the naturally talented, enabling all children to progress at their own rate.


We run three progressive sessions per year—Fall, Winter, and Spring—with a Summer session and camps also available.

Music education in children has been shown to—

  • improve memory, math, reading, and comprehension skills;
  • teach responsibility, perseverance, and create a sense of achievement;
  • nurture self-expression, listening, and social skills.

Further reading on the Colourstrings method—