The Keyboard Kids
KEYBOARD KIDS is my pre school piano program.
KEYBOARD KIDS gets young 4 - 6 year old children reading music from the very first lesson.
NO READING SKILLS are necessary to begin KEYBOARD KIDS.
KEYBOARD KIDS is designed to teach beginners to read music fast. It also teaches students the basics of rhythm and the keeping of a steady beat.
Parents are amazed at how easily their children learn to read music!
KEYBOARD KIDS is presented in a way that is geared to the learning patterns of the young preschool mind.
Students learn to read music quickly and naturally.
KEYBOARD KIDS is accompanied with a very special Theory/Reading book called My Very First Theory Book.
My Very First Theory Book is the "phonics book" of THE KEYBOARD KIDS program.
My Very First Theory Book teaches student the two most basic shapes found in all of music, the step and the skip.
My Very First Theory Book forms the foundation to reading music easily and is a key reason for the success of THE KEYBOARD KIDS program.
I designed KEYBOARD KIDS with the presupposition that the students taking KEYBOARD KIDS would have no previous formal education, musical or otherwise. Students are not required to read to fulfill the assignments of each page. Students don't need to distinguish their right hand from their left. I understand that part of my job as an instructor is to expand the student's attention span. The activities of each page were designed to be presented to the student in approximately 5 minutes.
KEYBOARD KIDS is designed to teach students HOW TO READ music notation. Students are introduced to only one music symbol at a time. Each symbol is thoroughly understood before a new symbol is introduced. KEYBOARD KIDS Book 1 teaches student the "geography" of the piano keyboard. They learn to keep a steady beat from the very beginning. They learn the values of the basic notes. Students are slowly introduced to the music staff. Musical compositions slowly begin to emerge from the careful introduction of the basic musical concepts taught in Book 1.
KEYBOARD KIDS Book 2 continues building on the foundation established in Book 1. Students are introduced to the key of fluent reading -- the discernment of steps and skips. This is introduced in a slow and thorough manner throughout Book 2 because it is so important. Book 2 contains a fair share of written work to solidify strengthen and deepen the concepts of reading steps and skips. As the student works through KEYBOARD KIDS Book 2 the compositions begin to become longer and musically more interesting.
KEYBOARD KIDS is written as a slow unfolding of music which is analogous to the way children learn reading through the slow unfolding of learning the letters of the alphabet and their resultant sounds which eventually become simple words and eventually sentences which develop into stories. By the time the student is finished with Book 2 the student is ready to read standard music notation and begin our MIDDLE C REPERTOIRE course.
To find out more about KEYBOARD KIDS and My Very First Theory Book contact me at (724) 524-3500 or fill out and send me the contact form at the bottom of this page. CALL NOW!!