Kids vibrato made easy has been long awaited by violin teachers, to break down vibrato into 3 easy and clear steps for kids in primary school.
These 3 rhymes are catchy and highly visual, which means that kids are going to remember them and the underlying technical action. Vibrato can be a highly complex technique to learn, so by separating it into 3 easy components, kids feel like each step is manageable and fun. If the kids are actively learning and enjoying their lesson, then you will also feel lighter and more energised! It’s a win win!
I have to admit, when I first started teaching back in 2005, teaching vibrato seemed so complex it made me feel anxious and stressed trying to work out how to teach it! Now, after taking my time to break down vibrato for kids into small and easy segments, I feel confident and reassured.
Rub a dub dub rhyme looks at isolating the wrist and fingers and gently allowing a rubbing motion… the primary movement of vibrato. You may notice, I use a silk scarf to create a feeling of lightness and to really get that sliding feeling. Kids love imagining a dog in a tub, wagging his tail and splashing the water!
Finger rotations ensure flexibility in the joints and Mr Circle Monster helps kids visualise this!
Shaking helps free up the hand and we pretend we are shaking Mr. Croc’s teeth! Isn’t that funny?!
Are you looking at making your teaching vibrato for kids simpler, memorable and highly visual?
Presenting to you, Vivid Vibrato (wrist vibrato for violinists):
- 3 x vibrato games/rhymes for kids ages 6-10 years.
- Vibrato has been broken down into rubbing, finger rotations and shaking.
- Highly engaging and hilarious interactive short videos for each rhyme so kids can visualise concepts.
- Teachers’ objectives and clear explanations to simplify teaching vibrato.
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