Brisbane Violin Lessons
EXPERT VIOLIN & VIOLA TEACHERS | BESPOKE TUITION | ALL AGES & EXPERIENCE LEVELS
Pathways to Music violin (or viola) lessons – in the Brisbane suburb of Corinda – cater for all experience levels, for students aged five to adulthood. We embrace the Colourstrings approach, which is student-centred and draws on the aural musicianship foundations taught in our Early Childhood and Musicianship classes. Developed since 1970 in Finland by Hungarian brothers, Géza and Csaba Szilvay, Colourstrings is founded on the principles of Zoltán Kodály, and is now taught worldwide with extraordinary results. Our violin and viola lessons foster the holistic development of technical skills alongside a genuine connection to music. Our expert teachers ensure the development of both the technical and artistic aspects of violin or viola performance, enriching students with an experience that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Judy Fromyhr is a senior lecturer in music at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane Campus. She is a fully-accredited Colourstrings violin teacher and a specialist in Kodály-based music education from early childhood to tertiary level. Judy has undertaken postgraduate studies at the Zoltán Kodály Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary, The East Helsinki Music Institute, Finland and the University of Calgary, Canada. Judy shares her passion and expertise with with great warmth, and students love her engaging and encouraging approach.
Finn Williams is a highly skilled violinist and violist, with extensive solo and orchestral experience. He is a graduate of the Colourstrings program and employs this approach in his Pathways to Music private lessons. Finn is currently studying under Graeme Jennings at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has been involved in Pathways to Music since its inception in 2016.
Violin within String Ensembles
The Pathways to Music string program is unique in that it involves both individual tuition and ensemble lessons. Violinsts are able to hone their individual technical skills and receive one on one, tailored violin lessons as well as developing the skills required to play successfully in a group with others. (And the same applies for our viola students). Ensembles are tailored to the interests and capacities of individual students, and students are also strongly encouraged to undertake Musicianship Classes.
Select students who learn violin or viola outside the Pathways to Music program are also able to participate in the ensemble program. Placement in an ensemble on these grounds is decided by recommendation and/or audition and is dependent on students’ technical and performance abilities.
Why choose Pathways to Music violin (or viola) lessons?
Our expert violin teachers tailor lessons to each student’s age, capabilities and interests
All Pathways to Music teachers are highly trained and experienced musicians, deeply committed to holistic music education
Our violin program develops technical strings skills and knowledge while fostering a love of music
Students can learn everything from playing the violin by ear, to reading music, to preparing for formal music exams
We make the journey of learning the violin joyful, fun and rewarding
“The Pathways program is highly valued by our family.
Our 9 year-old daughter is able to learn from one of the best violin teachers in Brisbane, attend an outstanding Kodály-based, musicianship program, and then be extended in the string ensemble every Saturday. She finds it a truly enriching experience and it is one she looks forward to every week. The Colour Strings and Kodály methodologies of teaching combined have seen her performance and aural abilities accelerate substantially. We look forward to having our younger daughters attend the program when they are older.”
Book Violin or Viola Lessons Now
New term start dates for all lessons and classes can be found in FAQs. Private Tuition and Musicianship attendance can commence at any time during the term. All pricing shown is per eight week term.
When more than one person from the same immediate family (i.e. parent or sibling) is enrolled in Pathways to Music, full fees are paid for the first person and a 10% discount is applied on the total fees for each additional person.