The Keepers Teacher membership- Book 2

Each year you will be charged $1,000 until you cancel.  You can upgrade to the next class but once you cancel you must pay the going tuition.

The songs in the Keepers Module are a compilation of the Suzuki repertoire, as well as lots of fun extra tunes.  Composer stories, sheet music, play-along music and mp3’s of each of the songs help the student fly through the music, memorizing and understanding the important techniques.

When studying a piece of music, it is always fun to know a little about this composer. Each song in the ‘Keepers’, book 2 has an insightful discussion about the composer imagining what he might have been thinking or what his life might have been like. ‘Chorus’ is found in the Suzuki repertoire and color-coded in the Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing curriculum. To study a piece correctly, it helps to know the correct bowing and the correct fingering. Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing teaches complex music theory concepts with clues and crutches throughout the song. Memorize the music quickly while learning subtle bits of theory by using play-along music at different speeds

Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing is a back door to teaching complex music theory concepts through fun gum drop notes, card games, fingerboards, and play-along music. ‘Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus” G. F.Handel’ is the first song in the ‘Keepers’ series. – Musette, J. S. Bach – Hunter’s Chorus, C. M. von Weber – ‘Waltz J. Brahms’ -Long Long Ago, T. H. Bayly – Bourree G. F. Handel – Eensy Weensy Spider – Theme from “Witches Dance” N. Paganini -The Two Grenadiers R. Schumann – Gavotte J. B. Lully , Air on G String J.S.Bach – Gavotte from Mignon -Minuet in G L. von Beethoven, Amazing Grace – Minuet by L. Boccherini, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Rigoletto by Verdi
Learning the complexities of music theory can be difficult. Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing makes it easy, even for pre-school children.

Lots of teaching tools and bonuses each month. mp4 videos, preview spots, downloadable sheet music, audio files

Mp4 play along videos at various speeds, mp3 audio to download and listen to when you aren’t actually practicing. Downloadable sheet music.

For those students who are subscribing, the first year will be $1100 and following months will be $150 until canceled.

Keepers - Level 2 Violin MasterClass one year
Scales Aren't Just a Fish Thing takes the study of music one step further and color-codes all the notes, adds music theory card games and play-along sheet music. Every student, no matter their age or learning style or difference, can easily move through the music and memorize as they go. Learning of difficult music theory concepts takes place through the silent clues: musical stems the color of the string the note is played, sharps and flats circled with the color of the note it is moving toward, color-coding of each note. No need for correction at your next lesson. Never practice incorrectly again with all the clues and crutches offered with Scales Aren't Just a Fish Thing. Chorus from Judas Maccabeus, Musette by JS Bach, Hunter’s Chorus by Weber, Waltz by Brahms, Long Long Ago by Bayly, Amazing Grace, Bourree by Handel , Eensy Weensy Spider, Two Grenadiers by R. Schumann , Witches Dance by Paganini, Air on G String, Gavotte by Lully, Gavotte from Mignon by Thomas, Minuet in G by Beethoven, Rigoletto by Verdi, Minuet by Boccherini, The Teddy Bear Picnic
Price: $1,250.75
Price: 1100.00/ year

These links will be activated once you sign into your MasterClass. You will have a direct url or you can use this page in a pinch.

Chorus from Judas Maccabeaus George Frideric Handel Born: February 23, 1685 Died: April 14, 1759

Musette by Bach Johann Sebastian Bach Born: March 21, 1685 – Eisenach Died: July 28, 1750 – Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Period.

Hunter’s Chorus by Carl Maria Von Weber Carl Maria Von Weber Born: 1786 Eutin, Holstein Died: 1826, England

Waltz by Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms was the son of a musician. He was able to play piano quite early in his life. His father taught him.

Long Long Ago by Thomas Bayly Thomas Haynes Bayly was born in Bath, England on October 13, 1797

Long Long Ago harmony Absolutely beautiful harmony. Learn it well before trying it as a duet. This harmony is really beautiful. Take your time and listen well enough that you understand the different rhythm of the harmony throughout the song.

Long Long Ago Duet Now put it all together. It can be played slowly or with a bit of a flare. You are the musician. Give it your style.

Pachelbel’s Canon and Amazing Grace Duet, Amazing Grace Solo, The Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Lots of tunes to have fun with Bouree By George Frideric Handel Handel was born in Germany, raised in Italy and lived most of his life in England.

The Two Grenadiers by R. Schumann French soldiers return home

The Witches Dance by Paganini Niccolo Paganini Born: October 27 1782 Died: May 27, 1840 Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ‘The first real rock-star’

Gavotte by Lully With just two preview spots, this song is a breeze. Enjoy the moment of total success

Gavotte from Mignon”Every little note now…try it” – be sure to sing that phrase while trying to play the fancy fingering throughout the song

Minuet in G by Bach Lots of Previews to learn first. Don’t skip them

Minuet by Boccherini Last song in the Suzuki repertoire


Teddy Bear’s Picnic If you go down in the woods today You’re sure of a big surprise

Using Gum Drop Notes is simple

With a degree in psychology and 30 years as a violin teacher, this incredible method developed to help students, no matter the age or learning difference, in their quest to deeply understand music theory, sight-reading and the actual tones being played.

The Gum Drop Notes color coding does not represent any psychological issue. We aren’t really seeing colors as we play. What is happening is that each note becomes a tone with a unique sound and color of its own. It takes on a characteristic that can be identified.

Keep in mind that the colors of the notes are subliminally teaching complex music theory concepts without a word of lecturing. Stem colors indicate the string the note is to be played on. Sharps and flats are reinforced by a circle of the color the note is moving toward. Card games to go along with the sheet music tunes teach the order and relationship of notes, symbols and rhythms, etc. Play-along movies bring the student up to polished speed and teach the the tune before the student begins to study the music.

It all seems too good to be true, but once you begin to use the Gum Drop Notes sheet music, play along mp4, and card games, you will be amazed at how fast you learn music theory and the music you are studying and memorizing.