Yvonne Frye began learning the violin at the age of six. As a tertiary student, she studied with Prof. Helge Slaatto and Mr John Lambos at the Hoschschule für Musik, Detmold, graduating with a Diploma of Violin Pedagogy. She continued her musical studies at the Kärtner Landeskonservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria in the violin class of Prof. Helfried Fister, who was her most influential and important teacher.
In 1996 she met Géza und Csaba Szilvay. Working closely with Géza Szilvay, Yvonne translated and edited the handbook for teachers, and other Colourstrings literature into German.
In 2007 Géza Szilvay invited Yvonne to teach at the East-Helsinki-Music-Institute. Since then she is leading her own violin class.
Since 2009 she is teaching the Violin Pedagogy at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
As a lecturer Yvonne is giving Colourstrings seminars around the world: Münster Musikhochschule, ESTA Germany, ESTA Austria, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Bundesakademie Trossingen, Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler Berlin, Chile (Foji), South Africa, Australia, Poland (Censa) , Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Denmark etc.
In addition she is teaching chamber music for young musicians and gives masterclasses for young violinists.