International Minifiddlers


International Minifiddlers is a distance education solution in violin studies developed by Caprice Oy, Finland. We provide training for violin pedagogues in the best elementary violin teaching method of the world: the Colourstrings Method. The program was started by Finnish violinist Maarit Rajamäki in the autumn 2012 to offer Finnish top-knowledge in classical music education to everybody - regardless the geographical location.

Through Minifiddlers video lessons it is possible to learn the Colourstrings Method systematically. In addition to video lessons, we offer a unique chance to get personal instruction from the Colourstrings Specialists through weekly real-time lessons. For more information, please contact us through email or contact form. Our current customers include music institutions, universities, teachers and musicians e.g. in Denmark, Australia, South Korea, Alaska and the Faroe Islands.

Please watch HERE Esa-Pekka Salonen and Géza Szilvay discussing about Minifiddlers.



"The impact of 50 years of experience is impressive: Géza Szilvay assures us that there might be faster ways to create instrumentalists, but the balanced way of teaching paves the way for the young players to "take off" later in a very personal and creative way." Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider, associate professor, RDAM, Denmark

"Thank you for all your doing for the violin class. Because of you and Géza we have been continuing taking classes and learning most professional teaching and training system in the world." Mr. Xia, Alaska

"With the Colourstrings teaching method being excellent and the Minifiddlers technical background team perfectly organized, Geza Szilvay has made it possible for a teacher to raise a highly skilled violin group anywhere in the world. With his professional presence and personal warmth Geza has made us forget about the physical distance during the classes." Igor Arias, M.A., Lapland Music Institute, Finland


Pioneering distance teaching in music


Caprice Oy has developed musical distance teaching in cooperation with distinguished violinist Pinchas Zukerman since 1997 and is a pioneer in the field in Finland. The company provides expertise and services on distance teaching and consultation on the technical execution of distance classes.