The Colourstrings curriculum was created by Hungarian brothers Géza and Csaba Szilvay and there colleagues at the East Helsinki Music School. Based on the principles of the Kodály approach to music education, Colourstrings aims to develop technique and literacy in tandem, simultaneously keeping in mind the emotional and social well-being and development of the young students.
The success of Colourstrings may be seen in the enormous number of past Colourstrings students who have gone on to professional careers in music, among them some of the world's finest young virtuosi including Pekka and Jaakko Kuusisto, Reka Szilvay and Marko Ylönen.
Colourstrings is increasingly popular outside Finland, and there are now Colourstrings teachers in Australia, the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain,
Sweden, Norway, Singapore and Hong Kong.
For more information, try these websites:
http://www.colourstrings.fi (The home of Colourstrings)
http://www.colourstrings.com.au (Australian Colourstrings information and resources)
http://www.colourstrings.co.uk (UK information and resources, and the home of the Szilvay Foundation)