Etelka Nyilasi

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Etelka is an experienced teacher of violin, viola, piano, theory and musicianship. She is available to provide lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Her background includes extensive training in Kodály musicianship and pedagogy from the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét (Hungary) and the British Kodály Academy. In addition, she is progressing through her Colourstrings violin teacher qualifications, having completed Levels 1 and 2a under the tutelage of Géza Szilvay and Yvonne Frye.

Previous teaching positions include the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department (UK), and Solihull Music Service (UK). She currently teaches privately in Edmonton, AB (Canada), at Resonate Music School, and at the Alberta Music Academy.

Contact Etelka to discuss arrangements or to book lessons. Alternatively, you can contact her or register for lessons on her music teaching website.

Etelka is a member of the Alberta Kodály Association and the Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association (ARMTA).
  • Colour Keys piano lesson
    Colour Keys piano lesson
  • The Violin Ensemble's performance at the 2016 Spring Recital
    The Violin Ensemble's performance at the 2016 Spring Recital
  • Proud teacher and student at the 2017 Student Recital
    Proud teacher and student at the 2017 Student Recital
  • Mom and daughter duo!
    Mom and daughter duo!
  • Violin lesson
    Violin lesson
  • Student Recital 2017
    Student Recital 2017
Colour Keys piano lesson
Colour Keys piano lesson
301 8149 111 St. NW, Edmonton, T6G 2P1, Canada

The Colourstrings Method


Etelka is very excited to be introducing Colourstrings to the Edmonton region.  It is an innovative European approach to music and instrumental teaching centred around the child.  By building music literacy with a unique colourful and simplified notation, singing using Kodály handsigns and solfège syllables (do, re, mi), and mastering difficult technical requirements of the instrument at an early age in a playful way, the child develops a firm and a well-rounded musical foundation.  Etelka uses Colourstrings/Colour Keys with beginner string and piano students aged about 4 to 6. 


For a wonderful overview of the beginning stages of the method with demonstration videos, please visit this page.





Student Recital, June 2015