Monday, February 8, 2010

KinderBach Review

My children have had a blast helping me review this product, KinderBach, created by Kerri Gregor.
We were given the opportunity to review, for free, weeks 1-30.  My family had a little bit an interruption with a new baby and all but we were able to make it to week 15.
It has been neat to watch and see how each of my kids responded to it. I had already been working with Redd a little this year on the piano so the lessons were great for helping him review.  Rusty, my 4 yr. old has learned the finger numbers, high and low sounds, and the dynamics piano and forte.

Elijah, my 2 yr. old goes around singing about Dodi the donkey and loves clapping along with the various songs used during the lessons. Mia, our newest addition is getting extra early training sitting in my lap during the lessons!
Dodi represents the note 'D' and he lives in between the 2 black keys.
Click on this picture to print out a 'Dodi loves D' picture, and enter your child's picture for a chance to win an Everyday Songbook CD Package.

Your first question might be, 'What if I don't play the piano or know very much about music'? The beauty of the KinderBach program is you don't have to know how to play the piano or read music! You can learn right along with your student/child.  KinderBach is a tried and proven method of teaching very young children to actually PLAY PIANO, read NOTES, learn INTERVALS, RHTHYM & music PATTERNS. Go and watch the KinderBach Information Video for more details.

When visiting the website, you can tell that Kerri Gregor has a heart for children. Go here and click on the icon that says 'Meet the Piano Pals' and then scroll through and click on the characters that say they have their own webpage and see the artwork and contests posted. What kid wouldn't love to see their artwork displayed for so many people to see!

Here are several more aspects about the the Kinderbach program that I enjoyed:
-You here a variety of voices teaching and singing the different lessons to keep the children engaged
-familiar songs sung such as 'I'm a little teapot', 'Twinkle', 'Hot Cross Buns' and 'Starlight, Starbright'.
-lessons can be replayed as necessary (some songs my boys wanted to hear over and over).
 (go here) and click on 'free song download' to hear some song samples)
-Kerri Gregor understands the attention span of young children and the lessons offer a well-rounded assortment of music to listen to, coloring sheets, games and activities

You might also want to print out and let your child color this free coloring book about Dodi:
FREE Coloring Book!
Dodi the Donkey!
“Dodi the Donkey!” is a story and coloring book, a unique music education tool for parents or teachers. It is part of the KinderBach music curriculum and is most effective when used with the online web video (or DVDs).

What I love about a program like this especially during these economic times are the cost of the program is 75% lower than traditonal lessons, there is no travelling involved, the program is available 24/7 and you can work at a pace that is suitable to your child's level of ability.
There are a couple of different ways you can experience Kinderbach to see what it's like. The first two weeks lessons are offered free here ( KinderBach Piano Lessons at Home), or you may go to the webpage Classroom KinderBach Teacher  and order the 'Try It Out' package which includes everything you would need for a week's lesson. If you decide to order one of these programs click on one of links above and use the coupon code KBFriends to receive a 10% discount!

So, take your kids on over to KinderBach, visit Dodi and his friends, and begin a musical journey that will last a lifetime!

TOS Crew
As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product free of charge from KinderBach and the opinions expressed in this review are my own!

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