Half price consultation lesson


Half Hour: £15


45 minutes: £20


1 Hour: £25


Silver Strings recognises that it is important you feel comfortable with your violin tutor. This is why I provide you with a half price consultation lesson. During this, we will have an informal chat about what you are looking to achieve from your lessons and what you can expect from me. I will also measure you for a Silver Strings hire violin or if you wish to purchase your own violin I will provide you with information on what to get and where to get it. Of course, we will also fit some music in letting you have a taster and allowing me to get a feel for what level you are at so I can create an individual lesson plan suited to you.


Lessons take place in a dedicated teaching room at Suzanne's home in Bishopton.  A waiting area is available for parents.




Suzanne is trained in Colourstrings Violin, an approach to violin teaching which is particularly effective with very young learners and combines instrumental tuition with musicianship and aural training.


Colourstrings began as an approach to teaching violin and cello to young children in Finland in the 1970's by Hungarian born brothers, musicians and teachers Geza and Csaba Szilvay. They based their teaching on the principles of Hungarian composer and educator Zoltan Kodaly who believed that children should sing and learn basic musical concepts before learning an instrument.


"To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand."

Zoltan Kodaly


The Colourstrings approach has gone on to become an important part of the Finnish education system and is widely recognised around the world for its high quality music education.