Colourstrings was the first to offer music education from a very young age in the UK and is the only approach that can be used all the way up to conservatoire level. It is an extension of the Kodály philosophy: everything starts with singing to develop inner hearing. The Szilvay Foundation is a charity set up to promote the Colourstrings approach and provide teacher training. It has been training teachers in this country for nearly 20 years, and has educated thousands of children. The charity also runs projects in private and state schools throughout the UK and Ireland and provides INSET training.