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Dino in my Kitchen – Gift

Teachers, this little rhyme away from the instrument will be a GAME CHANGER when it comes to preparing the beginnings of a pre-bowing gross motor movement!

It is incredibly popular with my students because it’s catchy, simple and they can input their ideas into the rhyme of what they would like Stringosaurus to eat and drink.

They love stroking the scales and the plop of the wrist at the end of the rhyme! 😉

Inspired by Stephanie Leavell from Music For Kiddos.

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Welcome to the Resources Hub and Community

Where together, we take your early childhood string teaching to a whole new level!

Welcome to the Resources Hub and Community

Together, we take your early childhood string teaching to a whole new level!

Are you ready to immediately transform your early childhood string teaching?

You know you want to create success for yourself and your students, that is why you are here, looking for ways to improve and grow. We can all agree that teaching beginners is hugely complex and challenging. Add early childhood to the mix and the idea of success may feel distant, overwhelming and exhausting.

  • How do you keep their attention?
  • How do you pace getting great technical outcomes whilst keeping lessons interesting and fun?
  • How do you ensure that children are being trained as musicians as well as string players?
  • Does structuring and scaffolding skills feel overwhelmingly complex?

You have invested a great deal of time and money into your music education and you know that you can definitely connect with, inspire and educate so many children. You have so much passion and information to share!

You wish you had a plan, some guidance and inspiration. A new lease of energy. A new sense of confidence in working with this age group. A feeling of being supported without being judged. Free to be true to yourself and focus on your area of brilliance – connecting with and serving your students.

The Stringosaurus Resources Hub

… and teaching community is transformational. My highly sought after resources and bespoke support and community package focuses on what you need to build a thriving studio of early childhood learners.

  • Teachers feel personally valued and supported.
  • There is a real sense of community.
  • New, amazing resources launched monthly into the hub.
  • Take a glance at one of our newest resources, a play-along open strings video available for violin, viola and cello!

I’m here to help you

  • I have collated resources that are pedagogy GOLD! (Disguised as fun games, songs and stories).
  • I value QUALITY… it’s super important to me! So much so that this library will be a living process.
  • I love the feeling of being organised! I have grouped the resources comprehensively to take the thinking out of your planning.
  • I am a big advocate for teaching the whole child and my resources reflect this.
  • These resources are designed to make your life that bit easier! Dip in and out in any way which best suits you and your students’ learning or use as a comprehensive curriculum for beginners.
  • Feel supported. Join my tight-knit community where you are supported and valued.
If you want to inspire and engage with your students immediately and feel fully supported in your teaching, then the Stringosaurus Resources Hub membership is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

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Amazing new resources being added monthly! This hub and community is evolving and transformational.

Don’t just take my word for it!

“Laura – I wanted to put a little post up to say THANK YOU for creating the wonderful Stringosaurus Resource Hub!! I have had SO much fun using this in my early years violin lessons… I have a number of students aged between 3-5 years old and the Stringosaurus material is just perfect for this age group (and older!), as well as working incredibly well along the Stringbabies approach. It’s been fantastic to have fresh resources so easily accessible in the hub and it’s definitely helped me to keep lessons fun and engaging.
A few of the songs and games I’ve used so far are Funny Kinda Reindeer, Laugh and Cheer, Nativity Strumming and The Dino in my Kitchen Rhyme and the Puppy Dog Arm Swings.
I’ll definitely be using even more Stringosaurus material next term – I’m particularly excited about the new open string play-along! Thank you.”
SANCHA F-VIDLER
U.K.

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Stringosaurus

He is the central character to our play-based curriculum! The children learn solid, proven technical principles and build strong foundations both on the violin and as whole, well rounded musicians.

Stringosaurus uses a magical combination of play, games, singing and story-telling and dinosaurs to reach our aim.

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The Stringosaurus Approach

Stringosaurus has been meticulously designed to be age appropriate, taking into consideration developmental milestones for Early Years children. Research shows the importance of play to enrich a child’s brain, body and life. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conducted a study which outlined the importance of play. It found that play reduced toxic stress and developed prosocial cognition and executive function in children. Educators are realising that play and inquiry based learning are crucial to the well being of Early Years children.

Having a curriculum that values the ‘whole child’ is vital. Through music we encourage children to develop their creativity and intelligence. Through play and by sparking the child’s imagination, we as teachers are able to form connections with our students which opens up a world of laughter and play where your students can seamlessly learn and be thoroughly engaged. Connection is the magic ingredient which is key to a beautiful learning experience.

Meet

Laura

Laura started exploring her creative freedom by beginning a musical journey in the West Country, England, at the age of eight years, and since then, she has never turned back from her love for the violin.

Trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Laura discovered her passion for teaching. She is now based in sunny Perth, Western Australia.

Driven by her curiosity for Early Childhood String Education, Laura loves to recreate music in a bevy of imaginative ways to connect with children, as well as research the most rewarding musical practices and pedagogy. Due to Laura’s extensive work, she is sought after to provide professional development locally and internationally.

Laura initiated her dream project in the form of “Stringosaurus”, a signature musical set of high quality, early years teaching resources that are cherished widely, not only by her students but by violin teachers from across the globe as an online resources hub and community.

In her leisure time, Laura loves to spend time with her two mischievous girls and learns to compose musical archives with her hubby, who still has his audio wizardry skill set, right from his DJ days.

Why a Resources Hub?

There has never been a better time to have the flexibility of an e-resources hub! Whether you are teaching in person or suddenly thrown into online teaching, these resources will be a life saver!

Have you ever found that you often need to supplement your beginner books with extra materials? Then you end up spending your precious time searching the internet for quality resources and even end up having to write your own supplements!

Or maybe you are bored with using the same resources and teaching ideas over and over again and you’re ready for something fresh?

Stringosaurus is here to save you time and energy. We will be updating our resources on a monthly basis so that the library always remains fresh and exciting so keep checking it regularly!

Who is this for?

Violin teachers, this library was written for you and your beginner students to enjoy together. String teachers, there are oodles and oodles of resources here for you and you can adapt these resources specifically for your instrument. There are even play-along videos and storybooks for children to enjoy at home with their parents.

When to use the hub?

Use all the amazing resources, (visuals, activity sheets, songs, stories and videos) in all your early childhood violin/string lessons!

This hub is the place you come to when you need inspiration and practical ideas that are easy and quick to implement into lessons.

There will be new resources that will be pedagogy gold released every month which you won’t want to miss out on – keep your eyes peeled!

How to use the hub?

These can be used as supplements to other methods or they hold their own as a fantastic beginner curriculum.

  1. Delve into each category systematically, in the order displayed.
  2. Dip in and out of categories to search for the best resources for your students.
  3. Join our online, tight-knit community on Facebook to be the first to hear about our new monthly resources, to share those breakthrough moments, and to ask for support with your teaching. I truly believe, we are better together.

Here’s what you get when you join us

  • clarity on early childhood needs
  • tools to help students focus
  • watch your students gain a greater understanding and awareness of how their body works
  • clear direction on sequenced and well structured lesson content
  • characters that you and your students love
  • professional development in 2-5 minute videos
  • violin and bow set-up activities and games which are pedagogy gold
  • gain confidence and self-belief in teaching this age group
  • create joy with stories, interactive videos, activity packs and fun and easy pieces, all of which you can download and send to your individual students

Continual Support

Private members support group

Full email support for the duration of the membership

+ Full hub access!

Individual Membership for Teachers


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Any questions?

Violin teachers, this library was written for you and your beginner students to enjoy together. String teachers, there are oodles and oodles of resources here for you and you can adapt these resources specifically for your instrument. There are even play-along videos and storybooks for children to enjoy at home with their parents.

Stringosaurus is flexible. You can easily cancel your account. There are no cancellation fees – start or stop your account at any time. Please note that refunds are not available if you choose to cancel your account before the end of your subscription period. Even after canceling your subscription, you’ll still have access to our quality resources for the duration of your subscription period.

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

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  • 70+ high quality resources & growing every month!

  • Unrestricted access

  • Cancellation at any time

3 MONTHS SUBSCRIPTION

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  • 70+ high quality resources & growing every month!

  • Unrestricted access

  • Cancellation at any time

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

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(Est. USD $112.70)

*+ GST for Australian residents

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  • 70+ high quality resources & growing every month!

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  • Cancellation at any time

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