Colourstrings in Progress in Australia.
Colourstrings has been taught in Australia since 1980, when violinist Judy Fromyhr started teaching it after a six-month sabbatical studying at the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary, and at the East Helsinki Music Institute, Finland. Judy’s first colleague to be inspired was her cellist sister Helen Holt. Over the decades, more colleagues have been added to the list of those inspired with the methodology, and alongside established practitioners, there is a growing cohort of new teachers who were Colourstrings beginners themselves.
Thanks to strict national and state border controls, COVID has not spread within Australia. There is currently no community transmission, with all cases being returning travellers in hotel quarantine. Assuming state borders remain open, permitting interstate travel, it is hoped this presentation may involve students from multiple colleagues and their teachers in collaboration, gathered together in one location (24 – 26 September is school holidays here).