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Book 1 Practicum & Certification

DURATION: 8 sessions between October and May

SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 11-1 CST / CDT (another weekday at the same time may be chosen to accommodate participants)

QUESTIONS: Email orders@discoverviolin.org.

“It can be difficult to have someone watch what you’re doing, but Elise always created this space where I felt like she was setting up the Kaleidoscopes experience for me as a teacher. It works for any age. It opened my thoughts and opened my heart.”

— Nicole B., Vero Beach, FL

About the Presenter

Elise Winters holds a B.A. from Rice University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas, with coursework in violin performance, linguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, and cognition.

She completed her 3-year Kodaly training at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A former student of Ronda Cole, her Suzuki teacher trainers include Judy Bossuat-Gallic, Cathy Lee, Marilyn O’Boyle, Doris Preucil, Edward Kreitman, and Charles Krigbaum.

Elise has performed as a member of the Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera, and the Grammy Award-winning Conspirare choir, and appears regularly as guest concertmistress of La Follia Austin Baroque. She is a published author with Oxford University Press and author of Kaleidoscopes for Violin, which blends Montessori and Kodaly principles within a Suzuki framework.

Elise’s passions outside of violin include design, dance, and sustainability. She directs a full-time studio of 50 students in Austin, Texas.

I began using techniques that I learned from the workshop starting on the second day of training. Elise Winters is not only a brilliant violinist, but also a once-in-a-lifetime pedagogue. I truly believe that this program will be talked about as commonly as Suzuki and Kodaly are around the world, very soon.

Jessica Muiseke-Wilkison
Violin Teacher in Tucson, AZ