What strikes me as something so rich and positive about it is the fact that a 2.5 year old can be perfectly in time, playing notes correctly and absolutely LOVING it! Expressing so much joy with her instrument warms my heart!
MELONIE COLLMAN, singer.
I want you to know just how grateful I am for your Doorbell Song - it was one of the kid's FAVOURITE songs, and it allowed me to build a lot of excitement, trust, coordination so that we could move on to more complicated songs. THANK YOU! I used it, thought of you EVERY time, thanked you through the universe.
CATHERINE KENNEDY-LEDUC, Violin Teacher.
My husband and I are violinists but we lacked the tools to teach our own 4 yr old daughter. This beginning stage is a whole new world that deserves much respect because it establishes the base for all future learning. Using these strategies, my daughter has accomplished a high level of understanding of the efficient use of her body, an acute ability to listen, has learned through games, fun, and happiness, and actually loves to practice!
CAROLINA GODOY, Violinist.
I didn’t believe that such small children could learn to play an instrument, let alone one as complex as the violin. But the strategies we found here involve games, songs, and correct body motions. The materials include characters and puppets that come to life, and colors that kids love. My boys were sold on the learning, and eventually it became a family project, where both my husband and I decided to learn an instrument together with our kids. Even though I feel a bit old to be a beginner violinist, I’m really enjoying the journey!
ALEJANDRA DI CESARE, Astronomer.
I’ve been able to teach something as complex as note reading in much more efficient and fun ways. Using these strategies has allowed me to teach my students by integrating the senses of touch, vision, and sound, while sparking their imagination and their memory abilities. The musical materials found here have become real toys, allowing me to transform my lessons into learning experiences based on the correct stages of early childhood development.
MACARENA CORTES, Flautist and Teacher.