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), Solihull Music Service (UK), Alberta Music Academy and at Resonate Music School. She currently teaches privately in Edmonton, AB (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 .