Book 1 Practicum & Certification
COST: $1600, or 14 payments of $120.
The cost is based on 8 individual coaching sessions, with one hour of outside preparation by the teacher trainer to observe the teacher’s lesson submission and prepare reflections and feedback.
“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.
Violin Teacher in Tucson, AZ