Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing

Online Music School

What Makes the ‘Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing Online School’ DIFFERENT?

First of all it is a solid program…real….with real results and support on a DAILY basis.

Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing Online School was created by me to enhance the weekly private lessons I gave to my students. It became a helpful tool for them to practice correctly at home throughout the week and memorize the literature with ease.  Since each of us processes information differently, the classes included tutorials and short vignettes to help each individual define their unique style.

After having used the program for many years – continually improving and expanding it, I’ve decided to open it to all music students, music teachers and homeschooling parents so that ‘through going in the back door of learning’ they can avoid all short circuits and roadblocks to their success in playing or teaching.  It is truly amazing to watch the students learn so much so quickly.

It seems easy because it all flows so smoothly and this program limits the steep learning curves. But as you progress through the levels, you will start to see that you understand complex music theory concepts almost magically. 

Desperate times call for desperate measures. There’s absolutely no need for panic. You can become a musician (violin this month) for less
than what you pay for weekly pizza over the year….tips included! Since I am working directly with all who become a part of this program; and since the ‘stay at home to learn’ mentality is in most of us, even if not in the schools, this is a perfect time for you to start a program that covers it all. Email contact, zoom discussions, (regular lessons extra fee), everything you could possibly need for your success.

Removing the black notes that don’t really teach us more than just memorizing which note sits where


We replace them with notes that teach music theory through the back door of learning
where there are no roadblocks or short circuits

Colored notes remove any roadblocks. Each note has a color representing the overtones. Each sharp or flat is circled by the color of the tone it is moving toward.

just a sample of the open strings videos to develop a great bowing arm and bow hold

Just check out some of the cool features below…(I can’t show you everything, but it goes from before Twinkle through to the Bach Double Concerto with a side of music theory card games and learning style vignettes. Amazing.

Starting with your playing position and bow hold.

Hopefully, this will simply be a review of your earlier days as a student. If not, you will have to add zoom lessons for a month or two to get you started on the right foot.

You can buy the hard copy books,

All of it is also downloadable if you prefer to pick and choose what you want to keep and use.



  • Almost all the songs have a play along. or two at various speeds.
  • Downloadable sheet music.
  • Audio files for learning by listening,
  • Digital books with tutorials,
  • Preview spots
  • Music theory concepts taught/ card game templates

Here are Just Some of the Great Learning Tools you will be able to work freely with all year…… Can’t Wait To Have You Onboard…

Beginners Start Here….

Book One: Pre-twinkle songs and digital books

  • templates for card games
  • Digital books
  • Colin’s Countdown to Class – coloring book teaching playing position
  • Exercises to learn how to create a straight bow and develop a good sound

Does this MasterClass work on PC Or Mac?

Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing works on both PC and Mac.

Do you provide training?

Yes, I provide step by step video training to take you through the entire process as well as email support any time you need it.

How many downloads can I do per month?

You can download as much as you need, every single month. Your downloads could be individual images or complete books.

Are there any upgrades?

No just add-ons. Fiddle tunes, canons, complimentary songs for each finger all they way to the Flight of the Bumblebee, 1st Position study, 2nd position study, 3rd, 4th, 5th, all….etc.

Know Your Strings

Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing will teach music theory while you are having fun. You will magically begin to become familiar with each of the notes, how they sound and where they are on the fingerboard.

Each note is given a color. A warm color if the tone is warm. Cool colors for cool tones. What makes a ‘tone’ cool?

In addition, another powerful hint for not only beginners but even those playing Vivaldi and shifting, the color of the stem is the string on which the note is played. If the stem is red, then it is played on the A string.

This is not intended to be a substitute for a good teacher. This series is an embellishment that might help you become distinguished and more ‘accomplished’ than your peers.  Along with the skill to play with the play-along music, it will give you a solid understanding of the construction of music.

Have fun. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write me with your questions.

Workbook pages like this one:

Book One: Lunch Anyone

tutorials

Additional Digital books (uses flash) ….it’s really easy to use. Songs, tutorial books, play-alongs. Most of the class is done through mp4, mp3 and downloads but on occasion you will have access to these enormous digital tutorials.

Lots of clever tools to learn and memorize a difficult concept or song.

Who can remember all the parts of Martini Gavotte? And whats worse, when are they played. Well….This is how I remember it. I make a huge…gihugic sandwich with all the parts. I learn the parts first, then I put them together. It’s lots of fun with a group because you can actually play the part on the card you choose and make an entirely new song.

Music theory card game templates are added to the classes and offered as special weekly or monthly surprises

Use just about any device

Either a month of lessons or a year subscription with access to all the lessons in that level……plus zoom meetings, weekly meet ups on Facebook, extra videos and always….at any time…..email support. 🙂

Level One – purchased separately on a monthly subscription or as a one year study program

From Beginner to Playing Minuets and a Gavotte

Violin – Module 1 – Pre-Twinkle – Practice on open strings Videos
Violin – MasterClass – Let Your Fingers do the Walking – Exercise play-alongs
Violin – MasterClass – Lunch Anyone – Let’s make a musical sandwich
Violin – Master Class – Twinkle Class of Gum Drop Notes & Nursery Rhymes To Play
Violin – MasterClass – The Guppy School
Violin – MasterClass – Salmons
Violin – MasterClass – Graduates Book One

A Year in Level Two

Level Two- purchased separately on a monthly subscription or as a one year study program

Songs from the great composers from years past and their biographies

Keepers Level – Chorus from Judas Maccabeus
Keepers Level – Musette by Bach
Keepers Level – Hunter’s Chorus by Carl Maria Von Weber
Keepers Level – Waltz by Johannes Brahms
Keeper Level – Long Long Ago by Thomas Bayly
Keepers Level – Bourree By George Frideric Handel
Keeper Level – The Two Grenadiers by R. Schumann
Witches Dance – Paganini
Keepers Level – Gavotte from Mignon
Keeper Level – Gavotte by Lully
Keepers Level – Minuet in G by Bach
Keepers Rigoletto and Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Keepers Level – Minuet by Boccherini

Level Three- purchased separately on a monthly subscription or as a one year study program

The Manatees – Level Three

Manatees – Gavotte by Martini
Manatees Level – Minuet Three by Bach
Manatees – Gavotte in G Minor
Manatees – Humoresque by Dvorak
Manatees – Gavotte in D Major by J.S.Bach
Manatees – Gavotte by Becker
Manatees – Bourree by Bach

A Year in Level Four

Level Four- purchased separately on a monthly subscription or as a one year study program

Dolphins – Seitz 1 Concerto No2, 3rd Movement
Dolphins – Seitz 2 – Concerto 5 1st movement
Dolphins – Seitz 3 Concerto 5 3rd Movement
Dolphins – Lullabies Schubert
and Brahms
The Dolphins – Concerto in A Minor 3rd Movement – Antonio Vivaldi
The Dolphins– Concerto in A Minor 1st Movement – Vivaldi
The Dolphins – Bach Double Concerto for Violins in D Minor

Add on Master Classes

– Monthly subscriptions (second month is at a reduced fee)

Selfie Profiles
Violin – Early One Morning
Violin – Pachelbel’s Canon – MasterClass
Violin – MasterClass – Canons (most in the key of C)
Violin – MasterClass – Fiddle Tunes – Gum Drop Notes
Violin – MasterClass – Fickle Fingers Companion Books Finger Positions
MasterClass – Christmas Sheet Music and Play-along for Violin, Piano and Cello

IronClad 100% Money
Back Guarantee as long as nothing has been downloaded.

Listen if you are getting this software to turn around and ask for a refund then please do not get this. Because I am a legit and serious business and have been since….oh wow….the early 80’s as I developed the course for my private students. I have focused on delivering an amazing experience to my students and I do all I can to assure they succeed. It is all on them. They have all the support they need. For this reason I prefer to work with serious people only.

Having said that, if you are serious and get the MasterClasses, use it and if for some reason you find issues that I am unable to resolve, please be assured I will happily refund 100% of your investment within the first 14 days of the purchase as long as you haven’t downloaded the material.

There is no RISK on you, it is completely on me!

Can I get a refund?

To make it a NO BRAINER for you, I am giving our IronClad 14 Day 100% money back guarantee. If you find the class does not work for your needs, then just reach out to me. carolanderson@scalesarentjustafishthing.com and I will work with you to resolve the issue for you.

In the case I cannot resolve the issue up to your satisfaction, I will issue a 100% refund of your investment as long as nothing had been copied, printed or downloaded. This is twenty years of my life’s work and I need to protect it from those who would just buy, copy and retreat…..shocking but some people do that. I am here for those who are serious and want to learn, the best way, with the best support.