Book 1 Workshop: The Well-Rounded Twinkler

DURATION: 22 in-person hours, plus 12 hours of video lesson observations.

FORMAT: Live video seminar. Limit 25 participants.

SCHEDULE: June 14-25, Mon-Fri, 11:00 – 1:30 CST.

While the course meets only two hours each day, the content is intellectually challenging, and teachers will want to spend some time reflecting outside of class as well as completing the observation lessons. For this reason, we suggest keeping your schedule as light as possible during the two weeks of the workshop.

QUESTIONS: Email Roger at orders@discoverviolin.org.

I loved the workshop. It was truly life-changing.

Laura Syjud, Suzuki Violin Specialist, Desert Shadows Elementary School

This workshop transformed the way I think of teaching children. 

Lindsey Szczesny, Suzuki Strings Program Director, Cedar City

Full Tuition $350

by May 15

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 baguazhang. 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