I did a review of Piano For Preschooler’s Basic Course a couple of months back and cannot tell you how thrilled I was with this course. Coming from a person with absolutely no musical background, this fantastic course has work wonders for me and my daughter. We’re both looking forward to progressing to the Holiday Songbook during her kindy’s next semester break.
Here’s an overview of Piano For Preschooler’s Basic Course:
The Basic Course includes a 17-song music book, a 17-track CD, a 19-lesson parent/teacher handbook, and two keyboard color strip guides (one for full-sized piano, and one for mini-key keyboard). Ideal for ages 3-8.
The Piano for Preschoolers beginning piano lessons teach what a child would learn in 6-12 months of a group piano class or private piano lessons. With this method, a child learns rhythm, counting aloud, finger numbers, finger position, and reading music (including the names of the notes). The familiar songs in the beginner piano book give a child the opportunity to practice these musical concepts. The 17 songs include Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old MacDonald, Ten Little Indians, etc. A seven or eight-year-old child will move much quicker through the preschool piano lessons than a three-year-old. An older child will be very familiar with the songs in the music book. A caring parent or grandparent is the best judge whether these beginning piano songs will motivate an older child.
A Blog Tour was recently organized for Piano for Preschooler’s Basic Course and here’s what our panel of parent reviewers had to say:
Amanda – What I have noticed with Sam is that since she already knows the keys on the keyboard, so for her Piano For Preschoolers is so much fun. We even took it to her Piano teacher,and she said it was a great book for Sam to use as “free time”.
From Melissa’s Desk – I used this curriculum with my 10 year old son. Okay, I know that is much older than a preschooler, but he has a very short attention span and will not sit still for long if he’s not interested. Because of the immediate results of this program, he loved it. He played every song in the book within the first week.
Maria’s Space – This is a great idea for homeschoolers, preschool parents, kids who want to learn an instrument without a parent putting loads of money into lessons to find out that the child isn’t that interested.
My kids loved playing the songs. I kept the keyboard and book on the table for the kids to play with whenever they wanted them. They went to them often and loved that they could actually play the song.
Sassy Frazz – To help preschoolers learn how to play, they use the two keyboard color strip guides. You just place the color guides onto your keys, and kids can learn from color rather than notes on a staff. What is nice about the color strips included in the kit, one fits a piano, and one fits a mini keyboard. That is a special bonus, because you can get your child practicing piano while on the road. They don’t even know they are practicing that way!
Ponderings From My Heart – Because of the color coding, my son was able to sit down to the piano and begin playing instantly. He caught on right away and was so thrilled to be able to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by himself. And we couldn’t be more proud of him! The songs in the book were familiar to him so he can even tell if he is not playing the right note.
5 Vinez Monkeys – The best part is, the parents don’t have to be musical genuises to teach their children how to play the piano. The lessons in Piano for Preschoolers are really easy to understand, the concept is a breeze to pick up, and the cd they include really helps you understand the timing and rhythm of the songs.
3 Ps In A Pod – I thought this sounded great but might be a little too good to be true. I was wrong. Piano for Preschoolers uses color-coded notes written on a traditional musical staff to teach beginning piano. You place a durable color strip behind the keys and it guides the child to the correct key for each note. Since the songs were songs they knew, both P1 and P2 were really interested in trying it out. Piano for Preschoolers teaches the children to read actual notes and play them right on the piano from the very start. You cannot believe how happy they were when they each picked out the notes and played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!
SAHM Reviews – Both the girls have been playing with it since we set it up and you can probably hear me swearing at the creators of “Piano for Preschoolers” each night around 7:45 pm when the girls insist on playing it before going to bed. (This is usually when I’m trying to get the girls to get their pajamas on and brush their teeth.)
The crash course in learning to play piano made me smile and it’s going to be a great lesson for my kids.
Lille Punkin’ Reviews – We are now on our 3rd lesson. I can’t wait to keep showing my son how to play! (Note: You do not have to know how to play piano to teach your children with this program. It tells you exactly how to give the lesson, and you may even learn something new yourself!)
A Little Bliss – I am so glad we discovered this course! It is comprehensive, simple and fun and gives that wonderful head start that only an early education in music can provide. This program is economical, costing less than one month of private lessons, and is a true value once you see the excitement on your child’s face when they begin to play music all by themselves! We love Piano For Preschoolers!
Bragain Briana Buzz – The system is a great introduction to the very basics and gives children the confidence to encourage them to continue. It is fun and easy and requires no musical background on behalf of the parents. Even though I used to play as a child, I’ve forgotten many simple things so it was easy for me to help them.
Little Kiwi – My suggestion is if you want your little ones to learn piano and have fun while doing it head over to Piano for Preschoolers and get your kit today! I am glad to have tried this product because it was fun and it brought the Kiwi and I closer
Atomic Mama – My son has hardly any attention span – but for some reason when music is involved he is all ears (pardon the pun!). The lessons are short and actually kept his attention. I can’t say he’s “mastered” any songs in the couple weeks we’ve been using the system but it amazes me how far he’s come. We have been using the system pretty loosely – and not everyday – but he’s still learning. I know that if I had started him out as “usual” learning scales he would’ve been incredibly bored!
The Mud Bug – My girls are always playing on their big brother’s keyboard and now I was able turn that awful pounding into some beautiful music. My 5.5yo was able to pick it up a little easier then her little 4yo sister. You should have seen their faces when they did a little concert for their family. They were thrilled (to say the least). This program is a great introduction to the very basics and gives children the confidence to encourage them to continue. The best part is that it is fun and easy and requires no musical background on behalf of the parents.
Mommy Brain Reports – We worked on the lessons for a few minutes about every other day. Now my little Mozart wanna be’s are loving it! The first song they played was amazing. Their faces just lit up and their smiles were so huge! Now we all can’t wait until we can go through the lessons all over again!
One House Schoolroom – We had such amazing results with Piano for Preschoolers– in fact my little princess is sitting at the piano right now, tinkering out “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” all by herself. I think the reason that we enjoyed this systems so much is that it gave my children immediate results. They were playing a song that they recognized in the first lesson.