Looking for help with your early childhood violin teaching? Great! You’re in the right place. Check out my 5 FREE resources, my store and of course, the LEGENDARY Stringosaurus Resources Hub and you’ll have everything you need to win over your younger beginners, set-them up for success and communicate with them in a way you never thought was possible!
I’m Laura Carr, the crazy Creator of Stringosaurus!
Ever imagined that a stringed instrument could be compared to a DINOSAUR?!
Kids ADORE working with me BUT they particularly LOVE learning from YOU, their very own TEACHOSAURUS*
*A violin/viola teacher (just like YOU), from all corners of the globe, all walks of experience, passionate about teaching little ones. You want to get kids set-up properly and thoroughly in a fun way using either a combination of your own method plus our Stringosaurus teaching materials or using the Stringosaurus Hub in its entirety!
In my unconventional world, I BREAK DOWN key PEDAGOGY into tiny tiny, even TINIER steps and scaffold it back together in the most IMAGINATIVE and PLAYFUL ways…
I was one of those kids who was still playing with her sylvanians at the age of 14, (possibly 15 but don’t want to admit that here!)
I have always been well connected to my playful childlike self and use this to merge violin technique with playful concepts! SO YOU DON’T have to rack your brain to think of things!
When my Teachosauri run into challenges they come to me and we work out solutions and create new teaching resources for everyone in the Hub.
This isn’t just a subscription, this is access to my creative genius and if you teach early childhood violin, you won’t want to miss out!
For just AUD $287 per year, it’s really a no brainer as an investment in your teaching!
Ps. Do you have any questions about what I do? Ask away!!!
So your little students enter their lesson in a flurry of excitement… It’s your job to funnel this buzz into a love of learning without them getting bored, frustrated or tired. Our job is the MOST challenging… setting up our students well, BUT still keeping them interested! I think it’s even harder these days as kids seem to be busier than ever and are used to high levels of stimulation.
I have the tools at the ready for you! You will be needing my little play-along videos, stories, songs and imaginative teaching concepts. Having access to these tools and my creative genius will feel like teaching is actually rewarding and easy!
Congrats on the one year milestone! What you’ve created is remarkable and amazing! Thank you for using your imagination for the good of children and teachers and our art! My students and I love your creations! Thank you!!
Stephanie - Teachosaurus
The Stringosaurus Hub is a really effective and creative programme that beautifully sets up the young learner and builds a good foundation to playing the violin – You could be the modern day Sheila Nelson!
Wow! You’ve provided so much! I love your philosophy on play. I have a Master’s in Play Therapy, so it is a subject very close to my heart. I love all your videos and really appreciate your enthusiasm, kindness, and whimsy.
A great group and/or individual approach with unique activities that really engaged my daughter whose violin skills developed without her even realising she was learning. The Stringosaurus approach is a friendly, relaxed approach that definitely works!
Today my monkeys were fiddling on my lap doing 345 x Tangorilla, 786 x Line up your violin, Strum your Stringosaurus and of course Jungle Strings never goes old. I wonder if your Hub has a ‘fair use policy’? 😉
Zlata - Teachosaurus and Parent
Have you seen our Facebook page full of early childhood violin teaching ideas?
✨Interactive video to aid left-hand and wrist alignment ✨
This play along video has been inspired by my Teachosauri.
They have had the brilliant ideas to turn the alignment of the wrist into an analogy and a song, plus to aid the alignment, to also use left hand pizzicato! (A fabulous idea by Zlata @violinlounge)
I am doing something I haven’t yet done this year… ✨ I’ll be launching this into the Hub EARLY! ✨ It would usually be put in on the 1st of the month, but to celebrate the Hub turning 1, my Teachosauri will have it on ✨this Monday ✨ instead!
The idea behind this song is that by keeping the wrist softly and gently aligned, the children can create an imaginary portal.
Anything they wish for can come through the portal when it’s gently opened.
BUT, if they close the portal, their imaginary world gets sucked back up into the portal. 🙁 If they manage to keep the portal open, (without forcing it), they can set their world free!
A jam-packed eBook filled to the brim with hilarious and imaginative bow hold, bowing and violin and viola games!
They’re finally HERE! The violin and viola games you’ve all been waiting for are ready to help you bring your string lessons to life and engage with even your most resistant learners.
Everyone will love playing them!
This extensive treasury is especially for 3-10 year olds and has colourful, imaginative and hilarious pictures for every game.
Included in this beautiful violin and viola games treasury are hand picked gems to help with bow-holds, pedagogy gold posture exercises, games to help with left hand set-up and favourite bowing games.
No more nagging to correct recurring technical issues OR boring explanations where kids lose interest fast and get frustrated.
Now, you’re going to have super string students who adore their lessons and want to explore technical activities on their instrument at home and are more likely going to want to continue learning long-term, because they are having so much fun!
This Treasury was the new resource launched into the Hub on the 1st May, so if you’re already a member, you will have immediate access to this (plus the other 80+ resources). It’s under Teachers’ Starter Kit in Focused Learning, it seemed like a great fit because I use games to help my students focus! 😉
I’m also selling this Treasury to non-members! You can buy it as a one off purchase to use with your own personal students!
I’m so excited for you all to enjoy this. My 9 year old daughter Eva and I worked together on it and it was a really rewarding, rich and special journey.
I hope that I’ve shown her that it’s possible to have goals and dreams and to see them through.