Saturday, April 18, 2009

Teach Your Little Mozart


So you survived Spring Break with your little ones??? How in the world are you going to entertain them this summer??? LOL Why not expose them to the world of music? Give them a head start in math?? Begin learning the lifelong skill of playing the piano???

Piano for Preschoolers is an award-winning beginning piano curriculum designed for parents to teach their children, ages 4-8, (and themselves in the process) piano. The method is simple, straightforward and gives students immediate gratification by providing a song they can master at the end of each lesson. Piano for Preschoolers also offers 2 other song books that correspond to the Basic Course to give students more opportunities for practice!!! And they offer fantastically priced packages that include the Basic Course, extra songbook and a Casio Keyboard!

I've enjoyed using Piano for Preschoolers because of the quality of the program. Although a color coded guide is used, every song is written on the traditional musical staff, which means that the students are learning to READ music!! The lessons are fun, easy and can be repeated over and over until the student has mastered the skills and songs!

My daughter has been asking to learn the piano but private lessons seemed too expensive for a beginner. Piano for Preschoolers is economically providing her with the basic skills as well as an introduction to learning to play the piano to see if it is something she wants to pursue... which we hope she will!! Especially after how proud she was that she could play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star after 2 sessions!

GET YOUR OWN! Piano for Preschoolers Basic Course is available for $39.99 (less than one month of private study)! It includes the Teacher Manual with 19 lessons, Song book, CD with the songs, and color-coded keyboard guide.

WIN YOUR OWN!! Angie at Piano for Preschoolers is generously giving the Piano for Preschoolers Basic Course on one lucky SIMPLE reader!! Go to Piano for Preschoolers and share in a comment what you have learned and who you will be teaching to play piano!!



For an extra entry, put our super cute SIMPLE Mother's Day button on your blog and leave the URL in the comment:)



For another extry, blog about this giveaway linking to SIMPLE and Piano for Preschoolers. Come back and leave the URL for your post in a comment!!



Winner will be choosen randomly on April 25th!!


kellysignature

95 comments:

  1. teaches them to play on real piano keys
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. my granddaughter will be the one who learns to play
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. blogged about the giveaway http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2009/04/more-giveaways.html

    shopannies@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. mothers day button on my blog
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I learned

    Child Piano Lessons: The Benefits of Music Education for Children

    With the help of a good teacher, most kids will do well on a standardized math test. Doing well on a standardized math test is not the same as understanding or mastering math. If kids are to compete in the high tech world, they need to be able to master difficult math concepts. Children who don't grasp these concepts at an early age risk getting left behind. Preschool music activities, such as beginner piano lessons, are important to early childhood brain development. By integrating music and math through preschool piano lessons, you can help your child be successful in school.

    I would teach my daughter

    ReplyDelete
  6. I learned that that preschool music lessons are effective in teaching math through music and enhances math skills...cool.
    I would teach my daughter! She's been wanting to start learning the piano and this program sounds awesome!
    correaohana at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think if I had started learning how to play the piano a lot younger I would have probably stuck with it so when I read that it allows parents without any musical background to teach beginning musical concepts. I was excited to know that I can teach her and learn myself. I mean I know basics, but that's all!

    I want ALL my kids to learn piano. Especially my son.

    ReplyDelete
  8. blogged about your giveaway

    http://amyshouldwin.blogspot.com/2009/04/win-piano-for-preschoolers-basic-course.html

    amyshouldwin@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I learned that piano lessons make your kids smarter! I want to teach my nephew to play!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/04/fantastic-giveaways_19.html
    bunnybx at gmail . com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Seriously this contest is perfect for my son. We were even trying to find him a piano teacher! on the website I learned: Children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers. piano makes you smarter!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Blogged about this:
    http://iheartgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/teach-your-little-mozart.html

    ReplyDelete
  13. I also have the button on my sidebar!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I learned that learning piano can help with math skills!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. uses real piano keys my grandson would enjoy this. mverno@roadrunner.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I learned that piano lessons make your kids smarter!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I played for years and then just stopped. I'd like to help others get it and stick to it.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I learned: Preschool music activities, such as beginner piano lessons, are important to early childhood brain development. By integrating music and math through preschool piano lessons, you can help your child be successful in school.

    And I'll be taeching my son to play piano! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I learned that the strip will fit just about any piano or keyboard. I'd teach my son how to play the piano. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. SOUNDS INTERESTING!!! MY 2 YEAR OLD LOVES DRUMS AND GUITAR...WOULD LOVE TO LEARN THE PIANO forevermcandbc@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. my 4 year old daughter is starting to learn, this would be great

    ReplyDelete
  22. I learned that it helps with math later on.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ooooooh! I MUST win this! Maybe it will push my husband over the edge of should we/shouldn't we buy a piano?? (I say we SHOULD!)
    I learned the correlation between math and music from the website...which I always assumed since reading music is really all about math!
    As a musician myself, I have been looking forward to watching my kids grow and blossom into little musicians themselves. I will be teaching BOTH my boys how to play piano...and hopefully someday how to play guitar instead of smudging food on the strings. ;)

    mrs_kateboard@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Mother's Day button added!
    www.mylifeasamom-kate.blogspot.com
    mrs_kateboard@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I just discovered a full sized keyboard in my son's basement. I was amazed - it is beautiful and my almost 5 year old granddaughter is very interested in music lately. She would really love this.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I work with children and knew from my studies how important music is to little ones. But this program makes so much sense and is a wonderful way for young ones to begin to learn playing the piano. I would love to have this in my classroom for my preschoolers. delilahv17@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. piano lessons can make your kids smarter

    ReplyDelete
  28. Children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers.
    I'd love to teach my two youngest with this program. My two older boys already play and I've wished I had the skills to teach them myself. I know how to play, but not how to teach. This looks fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway~

    ReplyDelete
  29. I learned that that preschool music lessons are effective in teaching math through music and enhances math skills. I want to teach my son to play piano. Thanks for the giveaway!
    beatspammer at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I added your mother's day button.
    http://icefairystreasurechest.blogspot.com/beatspammer at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love that it teaches with real notation and that it helps kids gain an advantage at school by giving a good music/math connection. This would be for my nephew. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  32. It uses real notation and piano keys. I would use it with my youngest son. I wish I had something like this when my oldest was little!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I learned I can teach my preschooler beginning piano even if I have never played. I would love this for my 4 year old son

    ReplyDelete
  34. What an awesome prize! I'd love to win! I played several years ago and can't wait for both my kids to give it a try!

    ReplyDelete
  35. i would love this for my grandaughter.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Though I have had piano lessons an can read music I like that you can teach without knowing yourself. I have a 7 year old and almost 4 year old twins that I would love to use this with.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I learned that learning music helps develop math skills which helps in school not only with math, but with science and engineering as well.

    ReplyDelete
  38. The best part of this is strip can fit any piano, so much useful for so many people. My younger daughter 5 yrs will be the one
    who will be using this prize pack.thanks

    ReplyDelete
  39. Kids can start as soon as they recognize their colors. This is a great product. I'll be teaching my son.

    lindsmoore55 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I learned that my incorparating Piano into a preschooler's activities you can help your child be successful in school and it helps with early brain development. It also helps with math solving skills.
    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I never thought about piano playing and math intergration -- but it makes sense!

    I would teach my son to play the piano!

    Thanks for the chance,
    Megret
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  42. My parents gave me their old piano so my daughter can learn. I know this will help her brain develop and grow.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I would love to do this over the summer with my 4 year old daughter. I learned that piano lessons give children an advantage in several different areas of school such as math, science, and testing. This looks like a great start to learning music. Thanks. tjcochran1@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Piano lessons can make your kids be smarter -- have higher IQ!
    sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot[com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I have you linked up at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2009/04/simple-piano-for-preschoolers-25-apr.html
    sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  46. The link between math and music makes complete sense. My sister is good at both. I'll be teachingmy 4 year old son.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I am a private piano teacher and have surveyed every series out there to decided which ones fit the needs of kids the best. I feel very strongly about each of the series out there and I have not had a chance to survey this one yet. I would love to win it in order to survey it and see if I would reccommend it for use for myself or other teachers in the area.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I would love for my son, who's almost 4, to take piano lessons but it's not in our budget. He loves colors, so this system would be right up his alley.
    julieadp at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  49. Who knew playing the piano could make your child smarter?? My daughter has a keyboard and no idea how to play it...I wish I could teach her! I think we would both benefit from this prize :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. i love that it uses colors AND real notes AND the piano from day 1. i want my girls, alaina and cami, to learn to play, but can't justify the cost right now. this would be GREAT! then i would hear better music from our piano each day.
    kwhite826@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Playing piano makes you smarter!"The kids who received preschool piano lessons could think in pictures and see those pictures moving or changing shape over time." I would use this with my daughter because I have wanted her to have lessons since before she was out of the womb.
    renee
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love that they use real piano keys! I would use this program with my six year old daughter.
    givinsmiles@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I want to teach my 4 and 5 year old boys. I learned that it helps kids academically.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I learned that there is a direct correlation between learning piano and being able to better grasp academic concepts that may prove difficult (such as Mathematics).
    msurosey@yahoo.com

    This would be for my toddler son.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I learned that playing music can help with math skills! I would teach my daughters to play. I've actually been looking for piano lesson books for my 3 yr old!!
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I learned that if a child is taught to play the piano well they will do good in math. I home school my daughter and would love for her to learn piano.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers. I hope I win, my son will enjoy this.

    mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  58. I learned you can use it with almost ANY piano! What a brilliant idea. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  59. I learned about the connection of piano and math! I would love to teach my 4 year old daughter Nadia how to play the piano!

    Thanks!
    ~amy watson

    easycure_269@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. I posted your mothers day link as well!

    http://easycure.livejournal.com/152244.html

    ~amy watson
    easycure_269@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Life without music would be a mistake is the quote I live by.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Piano was such a valuable tool in my life and I know it will be in my daughter's as well. As the website says, it truly does help with math and other critical-thinking skills. I'm excited to teach my daughter to play!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I'd be teaching my daughter. I thought it was interesting that "...preschool music lessons are effective in teaching math through music. Developing an ability in music enhances math skills, giving children an advantage in science, engineering, and other math-related subjects."

    ReplyDelete
  64. Music makes life so much more enjoyable.

    ReplyDelete
  65. There is a connection between preschool music activities and early childhood brain development.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. SIMPLE Mother's Day button on your blog - What's Hot in 2009! listing

    http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  67. Children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers. I would teach my 4 year old girl the piano lessons. JeansandTs@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. I've learned that learning the piano helps children learn math. I am a true believer in that. I took piano lessons for twelve years and math was always my best subject, and my two older boys play the piano and are both in the gifted and talented math programs at school.
    This looks like an amazing program. I'd love to teach my two younger boys - 6 and 3 year olds.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I learned that math and piano learning can go hand-in-hand, with the piano lessons helping a child with math! I would be teaching my niece with this set-up, which is SUCH a wonderful giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  70. I can teach my kid even though I have no piano experience! My daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  71. I play piano and love it. I would love to encourage for young grandsons to play. This would be great for them. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  72. New research continues to show music lessons, especially piano lessons, can help elementary school students score higher on math tests.
    My grandson will be the one receiving the lessons.

    ReplyDelete
  73. I have the Mother's Day button.

    http://beascreations.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  74. I like that it teaches children the real musical notes. I think my daughter would enjoy learning. We have a piano and she shows a lot of interest in music.

    ReplyDelete
  75. I learned that children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers. This would be for my son!

    ReplyDelete
  76. They book contains 17 songs My 5 year old would be learning to play lezanac@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  77. I learned Children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers. I would be teaching my 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son. I played for 10 years when I was young and have been wanting to start giving them lessons....now's the time - thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I learned about the stong relationship between music and math and that there have been numerous studies supporting the benefits of music education with children.

    ReplyDelete
  79. I would love the chance to win, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  80. Improves academics. I'd use it with special needs students.

    ReplyDelete
  81. I would love this for my 3 year old granddaughter.

    ReplyDelete
  82. I learned that Math and Piano are interconected and I want my son to learn both very well. Thanks for the contest. angelynn9916@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I learned that Children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers.

    ReplyDelete
  84. It teaches them to read real music notes! I would be teaching my 3 year old nephew, Jackson.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Children who received preschool piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than other preschoolers. The kids who received preschoo piano lessons could think in pictures and see those pictures moving or changing shape over time. From this research, it is clear that preschool music lessons are effective in teaching math through music. Developing an ability in music enhances math skills, giving children an advantage in science, engineering, and other math-related subjects.

    ReplyDelete
  86. I learned that that preschool music lessons are effective in teaching math through music and enhances math skills.

    I would be teaching all my kids :)

    ReplyDelete
  87. my grandson:)I've learned that learning the piano helps children learn math. ty 4 the entry in the awesome giveaway:)

    ReplyDelete
  88. I learned that early music can help develop math skills. It would be for my little girl.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I learned that it teaches them to play on real piano keys. I will be teaching my friend to play piano.

    ms.lilyk@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. From my experience with working with preschoolers..music is vital to their development. It allows them the freedom to be expressive! I love it:)

    ReplyDelete
  91. This idea of such curriculum activities is highly appreciated.Now my child is much smarter than he was before because of it.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting us at SIMPLE!