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Book 1 Workshop: The Well-Rounded Twinkler

Pay full tuition now:

3 monthly payments:

DURATION: 30 in-person hours, plus 12 hours of video lesson observations.

FORMAT: Live video seminar. Limit 25 participants.

MATERIALS: The Teacher Guide (which includes the student books as well as Lines & Spaces) is included with tuition. All materials will be shipped three weeks before the course begins.

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

Laura Syjud, Suzuki Violin Specialist, Desert Shadows Elementary School

NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS: While the course meets only 3 hours each day, the content is intellectually challenging, and teachers will want to spend some time studying and reflecting outside of class. You should also allow an additional hour each day to complete the video observation. For this reason, we suggest keeping your schedule as light as possible (maximum 1–2 students per day) during the two weeks of the workshop.

Questions? Email Kellen at orders@discoverviolin.org.

This workshop transformed the way I think of teaching children. 

Lindsey Szczesny, Suzuki Strings Program Director, Cedar City

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