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“Bubbling and crackling with mischief”

Fun is the starting point of a new illustrated music tutor called “Michaela’s Music House”. Based around the musical adventures of the eponymous four-year-old Michaela, its pages fairly bubble and crackle with mischief.

(The Irish Times)

“Imaginative, full of magical ideas”

Michaela's Music House is a beautiful publication, full of colour, pictures, games, musical examples and photos of young musicians. The stories are imaginative and full of magical ideas, and the descriptions of lessons are loving and child-centred. The book possesses a wonderful energy, allied to a certain naivety that hints at a world beyond run-of-the-mill experience, and definitely outside usual conventions.

(The Strad)

“Thank you so much Gwendolyn Masin”

This book is an invaluable reference when lateral thinking is required to develop or indeed improve the physical posture. Thank you so much Gwendolyn Masin.

(ARCO Magazine UK)

“Remarkable”

Gwendolyn Masin's detailed exposition of teaching methods is remarkable in light of her youth.

(Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist)

“Inspirierend und amüsant”

Selten, wenn überhaupt je zuvor, habe ich ein derart kompetentes wie gleichermaßen inspirierendes und amüsantes Buch darüber gelesen, wie Kinder das Violinspiel erlernen. Michaela's Music House sei mit Nachdruck empfohlen!

(üben & musizieren Schott Verlag)

“Voller echter Poesie”

Die Geschichten sind voller echter Poesie. Meisterhaft instruktiv sind die zahlreichen Fotos der Schüler in allen beschriebenen Positionen. Eine Fortsetzung in einem zweiten Band wäre wünschenswert und spannend!

(Schweizer Musikzeitung)

“Unique”

A unique way of teaching violin to young people.

(The Irish Times, Music in the Classroom)

“Goodbye at last to dull, old violin primers”

Masin’s violin manual is a hit for aspiring child stars. Could this be goodbye at last to dull, old violin primers? Even those who know nothing about the violin will find themselves drawn in to Michaela’s musical journey.

(The Sunday Business Post)

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  • “Bubbling and crackling with mischief”

    (The Irish Times)
  • “Imaginative, full of magical ideas”

    (The Strad)
  • “Thank you so much Gwendolyn Masin”

    (ARCO Magazine UK)
  • “Remarkable”

    (Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist)
  • “Inspirierend und amüsant”

    (üben & musizieren Schott Verlag)
  • “Voller echter Poesie”

    (Schweizer Musikzeitung)
  • “Unique”

    (The Irish Times, Music in the Classroom)
 

Press

1  Mmh  Esta  Uk  Arco  Magazine  Summer2010 Gwendolyn Masin

| ARCO Magazine (UK Edition)

An excellent, very well-structured tutor

This book provides an indispensable resource of exercises which are explained in a way that a child of 4+ would easily be able to understand and actually love doing.

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2  Mmh  Ueben Und  Musizieren  Schott  April2010 Gwendolyn Masin

| üben & musizieren Schott Verlag

Inspirierend und amüsant

Selten, wenn überhaupt je zuvor, habe ich ein derart kompetentes wie gleichermaßen inspirierendes und amüsantes Buch darüber gelesen, wie Kinder das Violinspiel erlernen. Michaela's Music House sei mit Nachdruck empfohlen!

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3  Mmh  The  Strad  March2010 Gwendolyn Masin

| The Strad

Outside usual conventions

Michaela's Music House is a beautiful publication, full of colour, pictures, games, musical examples and photos of young musicians. The stories are imaginative and full of magical ideas, and the descriptions of lessons are loving and child-centred. The book possesses a wonderful energy, allied to a certain naivety that hints at a world beyond run-of-the-mill experience, and definitely outside usual conventions.

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5  Mmh  Sunday  Independent 1 Nov2009 Gwendolyn Masin

| Sunday Independent

Gwendolyn adds yet another string to her bow

Effervescent, engaging and an enthusiastic talker, Masin has all the hallmarks of a good teacher. Motivational in the way she speaks, she’s keen to dispel common perceptions of classical music.

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4  Mmh  Schweizer  Musikzeitung  Nov2009 Gwendolyn Masin

| Schweizer Musikzeitung

Voller echter Poesie

Die Geschichten sind voller echter Poesie. Meisterhaft instruktiv sind die zahlreichen Fotos der Schüler in allen beschriebenen Positionen. Eine Fortsetzung in einem zweiten Band wäre wünschenswert und spannend!

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6  Mmh  Esta  Nl  Arco  Magazine  Autumn2009 Gwendolyn Masin

| ARCO Magazine (NL Edition)

Grappig en levendig

Het sterkste punt en ook het nieuwe van haar boek vind ik haar verbeeldingskracht, de manier waarop ze inspeelt op de belevings- en fantasiewereld van een peuter.

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7  Mmh  The  Irish  Times 29 July2008 Gwendolyn Masin

| The Irish Times

Bubbling and crackling with mischief

Fun is the starting point of a new illustrated music tutor called “Michaela’s Music House”. Based around the musical adventures of the eponymous four-year-old Michaela, its pages fairly bubble and crackle with mischief.

Download PDF (1.31 MB)