How does KinderBach work? (from their site)
KinderBach breaks down the various tasks and techniques of playing the keyboard and separates them into child portions. For example: Before playing a song, rhythm, note identification, note placement, and music patterns are presented as different items through discussion and games. Learning is gradual and child-paced. In addition KinderBach uses fun characters to teach ideas, making the process entertaining.
Check KinderBach out if you have youngsters and you are interested in a piano curriculum. They offer a free online trial. The program is available by online streaming, DVD and now the iPad. The membership is less than $100 per year, $19.99 monthly or a one day pass for $5.95. As a special bonus, the nice folks at KinderBach are offering you, my dear friends, a discount. This coupon code gives 30% off any order - homeschool, classroom, online or DVDs. AND it is good through February 2, 2013!
I really liked this program. The video lessons are short and active with songs or fun characters. It moves at a nice pace and covers a lot. The printable pdfs are a definite thumbs up! Julianna was rather ambivilant to the whole process which is one reason we haven't finished yet. She tends to march to her own tune, so she's not crazy about sitting down to follow others instructions when she just wants to play independently. She hasn't quite grasped the concept that you actually have to follow certain rules to make music sound like, well, music. I'm going to keep going with it through our trial and see if we can complete it (especially now that they offer it for the iPad!) That may determine if we look into formal lessons or not.
Coupon Code: TOScrew2012
*Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew I was given a free trial membership to KinderBach in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received.**