New songbook allows parents to teach their children piano even if they have never played before
If you are the parent of a 3 to 6 year old (or any child) and you want to give them the experience of music, check this out.
Piano is a great first instrument.
We believe all children should learn some basic piano. Numerous studies have proven a positive link between success in life, school and work with some participation in music education.
But, it hasn’t been easy for many. If you’re not a prodigy, then you may have found learning to read music difficult. This method allows your child (and even you the parent) to learn the basics of piano by using color.
New Songbook Enables Even Preliterate Children To Play Piano Using Color and Simple Graphics
Now, any parent using the highly successful Musicolor Method®, can teach their child piano with the release of the songbook, Piano For Kids. The book (available May 22nd at Amazon) is the first volume in a six book series. Itincludes basic instruction that allows anyone, even without prior musical experience, to learn the basics of piano and music. Color makes it easy and fun!
Experienced music teacher Andrew Ingkavet, created the Musicolor Method® as a homeschooling project for his son, who began asking for lessons at three years old. Not finding a teacher willing to accept him,
After over a decade in development, we’re thrilled to announce that our first easy piano songbook Piano For Kids Volume 1 will be launching at Amazon on May 22nd, 2018. We’ve been testing and proving the success of this curriculum worldwide through our online classroom. And now you can get it here.
Piano For Kids: Teach complete beginners how to play instantly with the Musicolor Method – for preschoolers, grade schoolers and beyond!
How the Musicolor Method Works
Why the Musicolor Method works?
We created a visual way to communicate sound with color.
Kids make direct connections from sheet music to keys to fingers.
We recently returned from an amazing trip connecting with my father’s roots in Thailand. My wife Monica and I lived and traveled throughout Asia in the early 1990’s. But this was our first time back in 25 years and it was a wonderful way to introduce our son Alejandro to his Thai family with grandpa at his side.
It also made me reflect on an idea from our time in Asia, a mentor program!
While living in Hong Kong, Monica became the first international director of San Francisco based, Summerbridge (now called Breakthrough Collaborative.) The program’s mission: to “bridge the summer” with a unique summer school. The teachers were gifted high school and international college students. The students were elementary school students from lower income housing estates.
This week my wife and I went to the NY EDTech 2017 conference held at my alma mater NYU. Below are some of my notes from the opening morning show.
If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, EDTech has been a booming billion dollar industry for about a decade now. I’m happy to say that New York University, and New York City in general, have been at the forefront of this innovation.
But there are problems.
Most of the companies in EDTech focus on the use of technology to replace the human element in teaching with computers and apps interfacing with students. While this can create a personalized learning experience and provide valuable, measurable data,
We parents care deeply about giving our children the best chances possible. But we share similar fears: What if they get in with the wrong crowd? What if they are not as resilient as we wish? What if they lose their confidence and their way?
As long as our kids are self empowered, find their purpose, voice and happiness, we have done our jobs as parents.
In the future, when artificial intelligence and robots eliminate many current jobs, what skills are ones machines cannot replace?
I believe it’s creativity combined with curiosity and passion that make us undeniably human. It’s the unexpected spark of joy that comes when combining disparate unrelated ideas to make something new and familiar at the same time that helps solve a problem.
But, a study has found a correlation between the performance achievement of black children and whether or not they had a black teacher. The results seem to suggest that black children would fare better if taught by a teacher that looks more like them.