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
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.
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.”
This could be you too!
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.
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.
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.
- Delve into each category systematically, in the order displayed.
- Dip in and out of categories to search for the best resources for your students.
- 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
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- 5 superb resources for you to test out
- 80+ GAME-CHANGING teaching resources
- Tap into Laura's creative genius
- Network with our Teachosauri community
- Call yourself a Teachosaurus! Ha ha
- 12 new game-changing early childhood violin resources added on a month by month basis
Stringosaurus is flexible.
The annual subscription is set to auto renew. It is easy to cancel this at any point.
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.
The 2 and 3 year subscriptions expire and do not auto renew. You will be sent an email advising when your subscription is up and it is up to you whether you would like to re-subscribe.
You pay the amount you signed up for, for the duration of your subscription. If you cancel the subscription and want to re-sign up, it will be at the most current price as advertised on the site.
No! With our paid membership, the resource library is available for you to access at any time. Regarding the community calls, we will try to find a time for the live calls that work for most people. If it doesn’t work for you, you can always email me questions to include in our discussion. The videos will be recorded and available for you to watch later. There will also be a tight-knit online community group available for paid members to ask as many questions as you like and to share those exciting breakthrough moments.
You can pay for your subscription securely via credit card or PayPal. You have total control over your account via our website and can cancel your annual auto renew at any time, giving you security and peace-of-mind. Note that the 2 and 3 year subscriptions don’t automatically renew.
Early childhood, in this instance, 3-7 years as a general rule of thumb. You could certainly adapt resources for older beginners too.
These resources are for complete beginners, or beginners needing a range of material in order to retain new information. We break down extremely complex skills into tiny steps, to allow you to scaffold for the benefit of your students.
These videos are on average around 5 minutes each and are crammed full of implementation and teaching inspiration. These will be 5 minutes of investing in you and your students will love you all the more for it!
Use your internet to log in to the hub, download or access resources anywhere, anytime. Download resources straight from the hub to build your own Stringosaurus library ready to use offline. Take Stringosaurus with you anywhere!
Watch the resources hub grow as we add more unique and exciting resources on a monthly basis. If you’re teaching in person, share the resources with your students on any portable device or on the desktop computer.
If you’re teaching online, screen share the hub with your students. Download and email students specific resources or put your favorites in a shared drive.
Use these resources in your teaching with all your personal students. You can even download resources to email home for your students so they can practice. This is a small, family business and I would appreciate any recommendations to friends and colleagues, but would ask that you keep all resources for just your own teaching and do not sell them or make copies of them.
If you have any troubles viewing or downloading a resource, try opening the hub in a different browser. Chrome is a great choice for viewing the site. If you still need help, just contact Laura and she can directly send you the resource.