How can I teach my child to play the piano?

Times are tough and parents are rethinking their finances which is why more and more moms want to know how they can teach their child to play the piano without spending a lot of money on lessons

YOU CAN teach your child how to play the piano and save a lot of money by doing so

We live in a different world where computers and especially the internet empower us to do incredible things which the generation before us could only dream about. 20 years ago, beginning music lessons meant to buy or rent an instrument and find a good teacher that isn’t too far away. Once a parent managed to do that, they then needed to drop of their children every week in time for their piano lessons. Not to forget, there was also the monthly payment of $50.00 or even $80.00 depending on how much the teacher or music school would charge.

PRE PiANO is a new app which turns any mom into a great music teacher

What does it take to teach a child how to play the piano? Well, not as much as you think. Surprisingly, most moms tell us that there is no way that they could teach music. The number one reason is that they never had music lessons and therefore are not able to teach. Little Composers is about to change that belief and with the release of PRE PiANO, any parent or nanny can teach the basics of music to beginners.

Encourage, praise and challenge

Knowing about music is not important when teaching piano to a beginner. Our app handles almost all the teaching for you but there is one thing which we don’t want an app to do and that is giving praise and encouragement. As a parent, this is your job and the better you are at encouraging your child the more it will learn. This sentence is so important that it should be read twice. So let’s all remember that without encouragement and praise little, if anything, happens.
Can you say “well done” or “wow, that was amazing”? If yes, then you have what it takes to introduce your child to playing the piano with the help of PRE PiANO by Little Composers

We offer support and constant updates for all of our apps and if you visit www.LittleComposers.com right now, you can even register for free and get upgraded to a premium membership which lets you access everything we have. If your children love music then teach them how to compose and play their own music. 
It is easier than you think.

Do it yourself music lessons

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Our “do it yourself music lessons” are cheap and just as effective as taught by a music teacher. – Ernst Renner, Little Composers founder

Calling all moms!

For many people, lessons of any kind are a big luxury especially now that everything has become so expensive. Little Composers has just developed a new music method which is perfect for moms who want to teach their children music lessons.

Mom, my first music teacher

What? That is the usual reaction when we show parents the Creative Children Compose Music method from Austria. At first, parents are certain that they can not teach their child or children because they never had music lessons, don’t read music and worst of all, have no way of providing an instrument.

Little Composers provides:

  • The virtual instrument
  • Over 1000 unique lessons
  • A user interface which takes seconds to learn
  • A built-in virtual music teacher … just in case

You provide:

  • A little bit of time
  • A willingness to praise your child
  • Encouragement

Does this sounds like something you want to know more about?

Let’s look at the Creative Children Compose Music method in more detail.

How do we get the music apps?

Visit www.LittleComposers.com and give them a try right now. Depending on “when” you read this, you might even get a free premium membership or, sign up for a free membership which gets you all the apps you need to start teaching your child.

Depending on your child’s age, you might want to start with PRE PiANO which was custom designed for children of age three and up. Or, if your child is around five years old, then try PRE PiANO KEYS which uses real looking piano keys instead of animals.
Ether way, you can start learning right away and you will be amazed how fast your child will grasp the basics of music. And the best part is that you too will learn something and one day, your learning experience might just be so interesting that others want to hear about it too.

With over 1000 lessons, you and your child will have plenty of material to discover and perhaps, if inspiration strikes, you might even enter the composition contests and become famous.

FREE Premium Memberships!

For a limited time, Little Composers is giving away FREE premium memberships

If your child is interested in music and sounds then go to the Little Composers homepage which has a free demo of the software which teaches children how to compose and play their own music.

FREE Premium Membership

Premium members can access all the latest features of our apps and get access to the latest changes right away. Little Composers is giving away the first 500 memberships for free and those who register now can save US $ 12.00 which means that anyone has access to the advanced modules.

How do memberships work?

Anyone who visits the Little Composers website can open a demo version which we made available so that a parent can test the software functionality on their smartphones, tablets or computers. Once the app runs and the sound works, you can decide if you want to enrol your little one into the “Creative Children Compose Music” method which originates in Austria.

Creative Children Compose Music

Little Composers publishes a very powerful learning system for young children who are not yet at the reading stage. Beginners start with PRE PiANO and once they understand how to compose and play their little melodies, they then move up to PRE PiANO KEYS which is more like a piano.

The best part about joining the Little Composers family is that you get access to much more than the apps. We also publish online music lessons and a special class that teaches note names and music notation.

Learn Note Names

Little Composers offers a complete learning experience and therefore offers a special class which teachers children everything they need to know in order to understand music notation. Any child who studies and takes the lessons serious gets a chance to complete an online quiz and upon passing the quiz, receives a beautiful certificate of completion.

If all of this could benefit your child then simply google “Little Composers” or visit our homepage and begin.
We have awesome apps, YouTube videos and Creative Children Compose Music which is the best  ew music method for young children.

PRE PiANO Lessons for Beginners

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There is not much up-to-date teaching material for young children which is why Little Composers started to publish PRE PiANO LESSONS for children. Because so many kids have now access to an iPad or similar tablet computer with a touch screen, the PRE PiANO LESSONS are best experienced on these new devices.
To get the best performance, you should make sure that a recent web browser such as google chrome or Firefox are installed. The apps take advantage of the latest optimizations found in all current web browsers which allow for audio playback at native speeds. This means that the child will hear the sound as soon as the surface it touched.

PRE PiANO LESSONS INFO

PRE PiANO LESSONS are not free and parents who want to enrol are asked to pay a yearly fee of US$ 25.00 which provides access to the premium members area of www.littleComposers.com
Most children should be able to easily finish the three levels within a year which makes the lessons very affordable. If desired, the child can then move up to the Little Composers Academy or just keep composing music for fun. Everything that is learned can be used to master all of the Little Composers music apps which receive constant updates and performance improvements.

If you are interested then reserver your spot now

The PRE PiANO LESSONS will be moved to a dedicated server and set up so that 1000 students can access the lessons anytime. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children then sign up for a free membership by visiting the Little Composers website.
This way, you will receive an announcement when the lessons start and qualify for special support which is provided on a one-on-one basis.

To try out the apps, simply visit the Little Composers website and see how your child likes composing and playing. There is lots more to see and we always welcome feedback and improvement suggestions.

PRE PiANO PREMIUM APP

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PRE PiANO is a unique app which was invented to teach Diana, a three-year old girl, how to play the piano.
Because Diana wasn’t at the reading stage yet, her music teacher used animals instead of notes. Since all of this happened long before computers became household items, the animals were drawn on paper and represented the keys which needed to be played. The method was very simple but also very effective and Diana learned like other beginners except at the age of only three.

2015 : Computers and internet are everywhere

Computers and even more so, the internet, have changed our lives in every way and continues to do so. Countless apps provide countless features and learning has moved online as well. You probably found this post with the help of google and in just a few minutes, you will have learned a new name which you will never forget.

Little Composers

Who is Little Composers? In a nutshell, Little Composers develops educational music apps for young children and the app I want to introduce to you today is called “PRE PiANO”.

PRE PiANO FREE

PRE PiANO is the computerized version of the process outlined in the beginning of this article. The PRE PiANO app still uses the same animals since it was conceived at the turn of the century and the only thing which was added is the composition module which can be seen right above the bottom row of animals.
Each of the small animals can be moved with the help of arrows and the app allows for a total of eight notes to be arranged in any way. Once the changes have been made, the composition is ready to be played.
Because the human ear (yes, even the little human ear) is capable of recognizing wrong notes, it doesn’t take long before it becomes necessary to push a few arrows and make some improvements. The constant repetition of composing, playing and changing the melody is where learning sneaks in and before too long, many children are able to make their own little melodies and play them.
To make sure that the melody gets played right, each of the little animals can be touched and touching all eight from left to right will reveal the composition quickly.

Note: A composition doesn’t have to be eight notes long. Often, seven notes sound just as good.

Little Composition Rules

None really except to always end with a camel. The most important part of learning and teaching a young child is to make sure that each note is played equally long. Imagine that you are waling. We take even steps and don’t make a few fast steps followed by a few slow steps. Just like a walk, notes need to be played at the same speed too. How fast isn’t really as important but to play all seven or eight notes at the same speed is very important.

For children who want to compose faster, PRE PiANO also comes as a plus version which is accessible to all registered members.

PRE PiANO PLUS

PRE PiANO PLUS is identical to the free version but has two additional features. To the left of the composition module is a burgundy (reddish coloured) octopus which has magical powers. Touching the octopus instantly composes a new song.
Just like the free version, the up and down arrows can still change the images which makes composing music a lot more fun. Instead of touching the small animals from left to right, a rabbit or turtle button is available to play the new composition at normal speed (rabbit) or, at learning speed (turtle).

If you have children who want to start learning to play the piano early, then give PRE PiANO a try. The app teaches a lot in very little time and introduces music via composing which is the best way to learn.

We’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment and rate PRE PiANO. Doing so will help us to prioritize and fine-tune the apps as needed.

New FREE Music App for Children

PRE PiANO (by Little Composers) is a new free music app for children and lays the foundation for composing and playing simple melodies.image of a little girl looking at the pre piano screen which is a new free music app for children

Can Little Children Compose?

Yes. PRE PiANO has a user interface so simple that a three-year-old can understand it within minutes and you, the mentor, instantly. Because PRE PiANO is for children of age three and up, symbols are used instead of piano keys and the same symbols also serve as notes. Easy to use up and down arrow keys can change the image and touching the image produces the right sound.

This simple recipe was first used to teach a little girl who wanted to have piano lessons at age three and since then, countless children have been introduced to music with the help of some elephants, giraffes and alligators.

How are the images related to the sounds?

The animals have a special meaning and teach much more than just composing and playing. But first, I’d like to explain the names of each animal. To the left is the bird and as you probably have already guessed, the bird represents the b key.
The camel the c key and so on. The elephant, fish, giraffe and alligator all are there because of their name.

But there is a little more than just the names.
The seven animals represent three groups. There are the three land animals which live on land and thus, are represented by the camel, elephant and giraffe. They also look to the right of the screen. The second group are the sea animals like the dolphin, fish and alligator. The sea animals look to the left of the screen which is very important later on when children begin to learn about chords.
The bird isn’t part of any group because it mostly lives in the air. Experienced music students refer to the b as the seventh step and the triad which is build on the seventh step is nether major nor minor.

Major and minor triads

Music becomes interesting when children start to experiment with harmony. Harmony, in simple terms, is adding a second or third note to a sound and by doing so, creating a richer listening experience. Music can become quite complex once we add harmony and therefore, PRE PiANO starts out with just the basics BUT, and this is very important to remember, it does lay the foundation for much more to come.

This unique and beautiful looking app was developed by music teachers and is based on many years of research. You will not find a better app to introduce your child to music. Once a child understands PRE PiANO, it is time to move up to CCCM which approaches composition and playing from a different angle but follows the same principals.

Hello Little Composers

Little Composers turns Moms into Music Teachers and Children into Little Composers

Little Composers is a new music teaching and learning concept that is currently free. Mothers can download the apps and introduce their children to the joys of music and composing.
The Little Composers Pre Piano lessons have been designed for children as young as three. While the quality of the musical lessons is high and the programming is superb, the lessons help children understand the meaning of notes by simply substituting animals for note symbols.

A Constructive Activity

Children will be able to quickly identify the notes and the symbols by matching the sounds with the images of elephants and giraffes. This enables mothers who are anxious to introduce music and composing to very young children to do so without having to first teach them the various musical notations.
While mothers are aware that children respond to music and have an innate ability to create and compose music, they are deterred from encouraging their child because of time constraints and lack of knowledge.

Promoting that Creative Spirit

The little Composers Pre Piano lessons bridge this gap and enable mothers to make their children famous composers in their own right. All that the mother has to do is download the app and guide her child to use it. Once the system is set up, the mother has to play the role of chief cheerleader and encourage her child to practice daily for 10 to 20 minutes. By constantly praising and encouraging the child and her endeavors, the mother will be able to make sure that the child soon composes her own music.
The children can try and compose by making small changes to the tunes already available and creating a composition that pleases them.
Mothers can then upload the composition along with a picture of the child onto the Little Composers website and ensure that their child becomes famous immediately.
The Little Composers app can be opened on any web browser and device, enabling mothers to keep their children creatively occupied. While Little Composers recommends the Chrome browser, the app is also tested for Firefox, Safari, and Windows.

Fun Activity for Mother and Child

Little Composers Pre Piano is a fun activity that unleashes the creativity of the child and the child in the mother. The app currently supports about a 1,000 lessons and more complex ones are being developed. As the child progresses in her skills, she should be ready for the advanced lessons that will be made available soon.
The Pre Piano lessons are suitable for all age groups. While children as young as three have benefited and enjoyed the lessons, mothers too can hone their musical skills or learn along with their child.
Little Composers and Pre piano lessons are designed to be taught by the mother at home. All the mother has to do is encourage her little one and ask questions and shower praise. This emotional support will help the child associate positive feelings with music and encourage them to continue practicing and composing, becoming famous in their own right.

Online Composition Challenge for Kids

Little Composers invites children to take part in the online composition challenge by composing a short song with the amazing CCCM app.

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