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Muѕiс is like mаgiс to сhildrеn. A father’s lullаbу can soothe a bаbу tо sleep, аnd a mother’s enthusiastic сhаnt can inѕрirе a whоlе fаmilу to hike thе ѕtеереѕt mоuntаin trаil. Music аnd rhуthm, in thеir mаnу fоrmѕ, аrе раrt of аll сhildrеn’ѕ livеѕ. Thе tiсk-tосk of clocks, thе рurring оf саtѕ, and thе rhymes аnd ѕоngѕ on tеlеviѕiоn ассоmраnу them аѕ thеу grow uр. Muѕiс is portable. Yоu can take it – оr mаkе it – аnуwhеrе. Part of growing up iѕ learning to make and listen tо muѕiс.
Childrеn of аll аgеѕ еxрrеѕѕ themselves thrоugh muѕiс. Evеn at an еаrlу аgе сhildrеn ѕwау, bоunсе, оr move thеir hаndѕ in response to music thеу hеаr. Many рrеѕсhооlеrѕ make uр ѕоngѕ and, with no ѕеlf-соnѕсiоuѕnеѕѕ, ѕing tо thеmѕеlvеѕ as thеу play. Kids in еlеmеntаrу school lеаrn tо sing tоgеthеr аѕ a grоuр and роѕѕiblу lеаrn tо рlау a muѕiсаl instrument. Oldеr сhildrеn dаnсе tо thе music оf their favorite rосk аnd roll bаndѕ аnd use muѕiс tо fоrm friеndѕhiрѕ аnd ѕhаrе fееlingѕ.
Muѕiс is used in рlауѕ, on television, аnd in movies; music аnd rhуthm аlѕо аrе part оf wоrѕhiр, government, аnd militаrу ceremonies, and celebrations. Ethniс beliefs аnd values often аrе passed on to nеw gеnеrаtiоnѕ during сеlеbrаtiоnѕ thаt аrе filled with songs, dаnсеѕ, аnd sounds оf musical inѕtrumеntѕ. Muѕiс аnd rhythm hеlр teach аbоut culture; they аlѕо саn help tеасh сhildrеn.
Reasons tо Lоvе Music
Whеthеr dаnсing around thе living rооm оn a rainy dау оr ѕinging along to the rаdiо, school-age kidѕ love listening tо — and participating in — music.
And thеrе are loads of gооd rеаѕоnѕ to еnсоurаgе thiѕ еnthuѕiаѕm. Rеѕеаrсh shows thаt kids who аrе actively invоlvеd in muѕiс (who play it or ѕing it regularly):
- Dо bеttеr in rеаding
- Learn coordination, goal-setting, соnсеntrаtiоn, аnd соореrаtiоn
- Arе more likеlу to dо better in mаth and science bесаuѕе music helps buildrеаѕоning ѕkillѕ аnd соgnitivе dеvеlорmеnt.
- Are mоrе likеlу to gо to college
- Release energy аnd сhаnnеl it in сrеаtivе, рrоduсtivе dirесtiоnѕ.
- Gаin соnfidеnсе in thеmѕеlvеѕ as they rеаlizе they саn use thеir mindѕ аnd bodies together. Children lеаrn thаt, with practice, their bоdiеѕ will do аlmоѕt аnуthing thеу wаnt thеm to dо – еvеn leap across a rооm оr turn cartwheels in timе to music.
Importance Of Hearing Music
Lеаrn nеw words аnd ideas. Childrеn оftеn create their own ѕоngѕ, mеlоdiеѕ, аnd mоvеmеntѕ. Or thеу lеаrn ѕоngѕ thаt have already bееn written about ѕрасеѕhiрѕ, kаngаrооѕ, or friеndѕhiрѕ.
One ѕtudу ѕhоwеd thаt ѕtudеntѕ who’ve bееn invоlvеd in рubliс school muѕiс рrоgrаmѕ ѕсоrе higher оn thеir SATѕ thаn thоѕе whо hаvеn’t been.
But thе bеѕt rеаѕоn tо encouraging a love оf muѕiс might juѕt be that it’s fun. Kidѕ (and many adults) enjoy fеw things mоrе thаn ѕinging, dаnсing, аnd listening tо muѕiс.
Creative Children Compose Music just got a new feature added as shown in the app diagram below. This latest version is able to add rests to the melody which greatly enhances the composition experience as it mimics real songs more closely.
This app helps anyone to learn the basics of composition by implementing three easy rules.Fill the red containers by playing red keys
- Fill the red containers by playing red keys
- Fill the white containers by playing white keys
- End every composition with a C
How to edit the melody
Once a melody has been recorded, the app can play it so that you can listen. Sometimes, as we listen to our compositions, we feel that some changes would enhance the melody. Here is how you can edit and record over the old notes. We call the process “erase and replace” and works like this. Touch any container that you want to erase and then play a new key. As soon as you do that, the old note will be erased and replaced by the new one you just played. You can repeat this process as many times as you need to make the melody perfect.
Why you should use and learn this app
We are working on an advanced version which has many more features, an actual piano keyboard and instead of four bars, you can record and listen to 16 bars of music. There are many more options and for the first time, we are implementing a MENTOR mode to help you with getting the basic melody right.
Visit us on the Little Composers Facebook page to learn more about this new version.
Where can we get this app?
Creative Children Compose Music is available on iTunes, in the Windows App Store and you can instantly access the latest build on via www.littleComposers.com
There, you can find how-to videos and much more information and support.
Little Composers just sent the Creative Children Compose Music app to Apple. Once reviewed, it will be available in iTunes by the middle of April.
Creative Children Compose Music
About the app
Creative Children Compose Music (CCCM) marks a departure from color-coded keys because there are now much more powerful ways to learn how to play the piano. This improved method of learning is no longer based on following color patterns to play a song. Instead, we now teach children to compose their own music from the moment they start.
The difference is so amazing that we scrapped all plans to further develop apps which use color-coded keys as we did in the past.
From this point on, Little Composers is all about composing original music. This is done with a new generation of apps that rely on AITFM (artificial intelligence tweaked for music) which helps to follow the rules without actually knowing them. At first, this concept is somewhat complex but in practise, children just compose little melodies which sound right not only to them but also to the ones who listen.
We’ve removed everything that could hinder learning and what you see below is a finished composition made by a beginner who followed just three simple rules.
- Fill the red squares with red keys
- Fill the grey squares with grey keys
- Always end with a C note
Once a composition is finished, the composer can listen to the new masterpiece. Because this app is fully optimized for visual learners, even the playback button is animated. After listening, the little composer can take advantage of the powerful “erase and replace” mode. Erasing a recorded note and replacing it with a new note is very simple. Just touch the square which doesn’t sound right and play a new key. Done. Replacing just one note changes the melody and making one or two changes is enough to hear a completely different song.
Music theory for Little Composers
Ask piano students who had lessons for 5 or more years to compose you a little song and you will most likely get a shoulder shrug. Ask them to play something/anything and about half of them will give you an excuse why they can’t do so right now.
Why are most music students not taught about composing music? Imagine taking cooking classes and all you ever do is prepare food according to a recipe provided by the instructor. Sure, that way you can cook a few things but what about if you are really gifted? Who can you turn to when the inner genius hungers?
Music students face the same dilemma and sadly, some even quit because they find the lessons boring. Well, that will all song be a thing of the past because technology is replacing the old ways which, quite frankly, are ripe for retirement. Creativity is precious and the “Creative Children Compose Music” app is specifically designed to bring out every ounce of it. You, the parent can take advantage of this new technology by giving your child access to an iPad or iPhone and help them with installing the right apps. Games and the motor skill they are supposed to teach are “yesterday”. Useless entertainment for the bored. The children of tomorrow deserver better than wasting their precious years with killing time. Building up creativity and logic skills today can give them a much better life tomorrow.
The word is desperate for a new Steve Jobs or a mini Bill Gates and the economy isn’t doing well when products are designed by engineers who have never learned to think outside the box. The next generation will and can do better than we did and music is the new way to build a better future. Imagine that …
Eventually, kids will no longer remember the yellow school bus because the trip to the nearest school will no longer be seen as the most effective way to educate our children. Many parents have begun to question the systems that have been in place to educate children for so many years. Amid the many studies showing the excellence of alternative educational paths, parents are searching. Oftentimes questions about our current educational systems effectiveness lead parents to the notion that children can often be educated in a way that is more suited to their own talents, and in a manner that will encourage greatness, by staying in their own home for formal education.
When parents choose this path they will sometimes question their own ability. What if you are not trained in foreign language, higher level mathematic operations or music? How will you educate your intrinsic learner without possessing the skills of a seasoned professional in these areas? A few clicks of your mouse will yield innumerable resources for these areas and allay many fears that you child would miss something if homeschooling is the path that you choose.
Let us take music for example. Music is one of those mediums that affects our energy level, our state of mind, and our memory recall (counting and alphabet songs anyone?) There have been countless studies performed on the effect that learning an instrument has on mathematics and literacy. An article in Time Magazine recently even stated the following:
“Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn’t otherwise hear. This helps them develop “neurophysiological distinction” between certain sounds that can aid in literacy, which can translate into improved academic results for kids.”
This can again be intimidating if one is not even able to read music, how will you teach it? Let’s take a look at a groundbreaking concept that allows children to not only learn the fundamentals of music composition but also can teach them how to sight-read music. During the foundational years of preschool and early elementary school this skill can aid in the acquisition of many other learning concepts as well.
The concept is the brainchild of an Austrian born composer who saw a need for the availability of a digital concept that allows children to not only be exposed to, but also integrate music composition into their education. Thus, little composers was born. Possibly the most intriguing element about this concept is that it is available as a free app to the public and your child will be enticed to compose, replay and learn music composition all while requiring minimal parental guidance. What could be simpler than that?
Little composers can help you solve the questions about where to begin with your child’s music education, just knowing that such apps and concepts exist may just stave off any feelings of inadequacy on the part of a parent. When parents feel empowered they feel confident and that in turn can lead to greatness and beyond for the newest “little composer.”
Little Composers developed a ground-braking app that teaches children how to compose music. As you can guess by the name, Little Composers introduces young children to music by letting them compose their own lessons. This is made possible with the intuitive Creative Children Compose Music app (see image below).
How to use the CCCM app
Composing music is possible if a parent (or mentor) explains a few simple rues. The first and most important rule is to differentiate between two groups of keys. The first group (red) are the keys C, E and G. The second group (grey) is made up of the keys B, D, F and G (the same G that belongs to the red group).
To provide a visual clue, we’ve made the C, E and G keys somewhat darker which makes them easy to recognize. The other group (grey) can be quickly found by looking at the three white keys to the left of the grey keys. It’s best to just load the app and play a few grey keys and then some white keys. You will instantly hear that what ever key you play sounds like real music. The reason why we have limited the number of keys that can be played is simply to speed up learning. You may know that a real grand piano has 88 keys which make no sense to beginners and take weeks of practice to get something useful out of and even then, it’s just some simple made-up tune that kids forget by the time they move on to the next lesson.
How to make a composition
The CCCM app opens in “practice mode” which means that you (the mentor) or the child (the student) can just play a bit without awakening the built-in recording machine. Once ready, simply touch or click once on the blocks above the keyboard. Now the first block will blink and which ever key you press will be recorded into that block. To fill the first four red blocks, you simply play any of the grey keys in any order you like. Then it is time to fill they grey blocks. To do so, play the white keys to the left of the grey keys. Their names are B, D, F and as an exception, you can reuse the G key. So all in all, you have four keys to choose from when you fill the grey blocks. To finish the composition, you switch back to using only the grey keys three more times. Remember that it’s up to you which ones to choose. As long as they are from the right group, they will sound right.
Listen to your composition
When you are finished, you can listen to the composition by touching the tape icon (two reels). Please listen carefully because the way the recorder plays you melody is the right way to play it. You should encourage your child to listen to the whole melody and then give it a try and play it.
The intelligent “erase and replace” mode let’s you make a correction if needed. To erase and replace a note name with a new one simply touch the block and it will blink just as it did during the original recording. Then simply press a new piano key which will overwrite the old note name. That’s it. You can do this as often as you with or use the red triangle (top right corner) and select NOW to start over.
Save your masterpiece
The drop-down menu which you just saw how a few more buttons that you might want to try. The SAVE button will save an image to your device with the name “myComposition.jpg”.
If your child loves the composition she / he made then you are welcome to upload it to the Famous Little Composers Gallery where we will post it for all to see.
Give the CCCM app a try and make a few compositions. You don’t need any prior music experience to use this amazing app and who knows, you might just have a Little Composer in your family?
A version of this post originally appeared on the Music Teacher’s Helper Blog, written by Leila Viss.
Is there ever a day that doesn’t include music? Think of the moments that would not be the same without music–in the car, at the fitness club, during Sunday worship, at the movies, on the TV, at the big game and on your smart device. Admit it, imagining life without music would be…unimaginable.
Although not everyone is destined to be a concert artist, every human being can be a music maker and enthusiast. Once one explores creating music on an instrument and invests in lessons, an appreciation grows which then instills an admiration for a lifetime. Giving your child or yourself the gift of learning music on any instrument is something to treasure but finding the right teacher, the perfect fit to suit your interest level is not always easy. Below are answers to some of the most common questions posed by parents who want to know more about the process of learning music and finding the right teacher.
How can I tell when my child is ready for lessons?
You may be unaware of your child’s innate readiness for making music but there are some signs that should help you make that assessment. Here are specific suggestions that will assist you prior to embarking on a music teacher hunt:
- Purchase a keyboard instrument (a portable digital keyboard may do the trick but plan to upgrade when lessons begin) and let your child explore sound before enrolling in lessons.
- Once this exploration begins, notice how your potential musician experiments at the keys.
- If the keyboard receives regular visitation, this is strong evidence that your child is ready to engage in lessons.
How do I know what instrument is right for my child?
Because it just takes a finger to lower a key to create a sound, the piano is the easiest instrument to begin exploring and eventually making music. Therefore enrolling your child in piano lessons may be a place to begin his/her music education. Once your budding musician is introduced to other instruments in school around 4th or 5th grade a shift in interest may occur. This may result in a change of preference for instruments. Don’t ever regret your investment in piano lessons as this experience serves as an essential stepping stone to perfectly suit your music enthusiast.
How do I choose the right teacher?
1) Referrals from friends and acquaintances are your best bet for a good teacher. If they are happy with a teacher there’s a good chance that you will be as well.
2) Ask to arrange an interview with several teachers and you’ll discover that each owns a unique studio. It’s important for you to determine what your priorities are for your child’s music education. Here are some things to consider when shopping around:
- Some teachers may excel at preparing students to compete, while others may lean towards a more relaxed approach with fewer opportunities to compete or perform formally.
- While some may remain set in a traditional approach with standard repertoire others may emphasize lessons in creativity beyond the page and various styles other than Classical.
- Group lessons are a popular social setting which may best suit those who are still on the fence about studying an instrument. Private lessons usually accommodate schedules more easily and meet your intentions of one-on-one instruction. Many teachers now offer both to add variety and opportunities to meet music-making peers, reinforce concepts with games, refine performance skills and more.
- Music is meant to be shared so ask if the teacher offers encouragement and opportunities to perform, even casually. Although difficult, performing instills discipline, motivation, confidence and good experience for public speaking and so much more.
- Teachers usually use a method book or series to teach an instrument. Numerous parents have asked which one I use in the initial interview. Although it may be an appropriate question, I inform all my potential student families that I teach a human being and not a method. Perhaps a better question to ask during your chat with a teacher is: What methods and tools (books, styles of music, technological devices and more) will you use to help my child progress in his/her music skills?
How do I balance being a supportive parent without becoming a “tiger mom”?
Always a good question, here’s a couple of tips to help you maintain a healthy attitude:
1) Some teachers may require you to be present at lessons to take notes so consider this as a free lesson yourself and learn right along with your child. You will realize that building musical skills is a long-term process with peaks, valleys and plateaus.
2) Regardless if you attend lessons or not, it is important for you to remember that this is your child’s endeavor and not yours. Allow your budding musician to:
- Learn how to learn
- Read all assignments
- Take charge and ask the teacher questions themselves when they forget a concept
- Be responsible for collecting books prior to the lesson, etc.
3) Perhaps THE BEST support you can offer your child is providing and modeling structure:
- Make daily practicing a priority so it becomes a habit by setting up a schedule just like brushing teeth.
- Instead of setting the timer and demanding practice, ensure that the teacher’s instructions are understood and completed during practice time by reviewing the assignment with your musician. The amount of daily time at the instrument may vary as consistent practice will make the assignment easier to play by the end of the week.
- Arrive promptly for each lesson and be on time for pick-up.
- Show teachers the respect they deserve by following all studio policies and submitting timely payments.
A little while ago, an image surfaced on Facebook which got a lot of responses, likes and shares. It wasn’t a photo of some amazing rare bizarre weird thing that went viral. Instead, it was a simple picture with just one sentence written on it which said: “I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for music”.
I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for music
Why did so many people connect with that message? Every person has a story and those whose story includes music know the changes it brought into their lives. I grew up in a sleepy little village where musically speaking, not much happened. My teenage years were wasted on things which haven’t mattered to me in the last 30 years although they once were all I could think about … until the music came.
That all changed when I crossed path with a retired master tailor who was a self-taught musician. His love for music was huge and he loved to share that love. He inspired me to buy an instrument and amazingly, he taught me what he know for free. We used to jam in his tailor shop and he enjoyed playing just with me as much as performing on stage for the whole town. He was in his own world and anyone who know him agreed.
Looking back, I consider “Uncle Josef” my first music teacher. The trademark of every great music teacher is to awaken the spirit and he did. In just two years, he taught me enough about music that I could join a dance band and if my musical career stopped right there I too could say that I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for music but, there was more to come.
Turning 18 in Austria meant joining the army and lucky for me, that meant the army band. I often wondered how all of this could happen so fast. Start music lessons at the age of 15, play with a dance band tow years later and now I am in one of the best provincial orchestras there is playing a new instrument which I only picked up a year before. Looking back, those were the easy years and we had plenty of fun. Little did I know that this is just the beginning of much more to come.
Starting my first (of two) youth orchestras
Uncle Josef often talked about how our little town used to have a brass band before the big war which changed Europe as we know it today. Unfortunately, some of the key members of the brass band didn’t make it back and ever since, there was a void which was mostly felt among the older generation. I still remember how his eyes lit up when I told him that we could start a brass band with most of the children in our town and so we did. That was an amazing experience. This summer, the same brass band I founded when I was in my early 20’s celebrated their 30th anniversary.
Life has it’s own ways and at the age of 24, I left Austria to start over in Canada. Pretty much from day one, my life focused on music and there was nothing I haven’t done. Toured, recorded, composed, taught, published, you name it.
While working in Edmonton as a music teacher, I begun a new brass band project which consisted of about two dozen children. There is no grater joy that to bring someone from 0 to 1, to be there and help with that first step.
My last project www.littleComposers.com is bigger than everything I have done before. While teaching in Edmonton, I often wondered if music lessons cold somehow be squeezed inside a computer. That was 15 years ago and audio was much more complex than it is today. Technology has progressed at such a speed that we can finally take full advantage of everything music has to offer. And because of the internet, a whole new generation is getting ready to start a journey and begin their own little story. The more children get involved in music, the more the nations will connect and that is just the beginning.
I look forward to a time when the broken education system which squeezed kids through life realizes that music is just as important as math and therefore should not be subject to cuts by the bureaucrats which don’t know that music changes lives.
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We turn moms into music teachers and children into famous Little Composers.
Children are sponges with it comes to learning and now, thanks to some intuitive apps by Little Composers, moms can start to teach their children how to compose and play their own music. Most parents are sceptic but as soon as they try the amazing new apps for Little Composers, they see right away how easy it is to mentor a beginner.
Watch the lesson and then play it
Music teachers follow an old routine. First, they play a lesson slowly while the student watches and listens. Then they go over some details and after that, the student has all the information needed to practice during the week. This is how conventional music lessons work. The teacher explains and shows and the student gets a week to practice.
Little Composers is changing that routine and empowers a parent to demonstrate the lessons. The playing of each lesson is done by the app which will repeat the lesson as often as the student needs to hear it. This way, there is no doubt and nothing has to be unlearned because of a misunderstanding.
Music always follows some basic rues which we’ll look into next.
Two basic rules which will help you to teach your child
1 Time and timing
While learning, it is crucial to develop a sense of timing. This sounds complicated but it is actually really simple. Imagine yourself walking. You don’t take a few quick steps and the a few slow steps and then a bit of a rest and repeat this pattern at random intervals. When we walk, we walk stead and playing music is based on the same basic.
If you need help with timing simply take a look at a watch which has a needle that moves every second. See how steady the needle moves moves. Based on those moves, we can extract a tempo. For examples, if you counted out loud: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 every second you would get 60 counts per minute. Music has a tempo and it is the same as counting.
Concept of Music (a ground-braking app with over 3000 lessons built in) displays two bars of music and all a mentor needs to do is count twice from 1 to 4. That is all there is to it. Many professional musicians can be seen on TV playing an instrument and tapping their foot. This is something they do to help them with the count and most are probably not even aware that they are doing this.
The reason why time and keeping time is so important is because it forces us to play at the same speed and for beginners, that is a skill that needs to be mastered.
2 Note values ♩♩♩♩
Concept of Music (the app) features random lessons and many of them consist of six quarter notes followed by a half note which ends the lessons.
Note values are important to know because we connect them with the above mentioned counting system. The easiest note to recognize and understand is the quarter note.
The quarter note looks like this:♩
If there are four quarter notes in a bar (a bar is one measure) then the count is simply 1 2 3 4 and every time you count, the student plays a note. Instead of counting, you could also call a quarter note “long” which would replace the 1 2 3 4 with long long long long.
Why would you want to use the word long? Simple. There are eight notes which are only half as long as quarter notes and if the melody includes two eight notes, then the count is simplified by counting: long short-short long long.
Theory is just that. Theory and most children have a natural ability to “feel the music” so that counting and sorting of note values comes quite naturally. Above all, being able to hear each lesson played correctly is all that matters. Little Composers developed each app based on many years of teaching music and therefore, parents can take advantage of the sophisticated apps which do the heavy lifting so that a music teacher isn’t necessary. Eventually, a music teaches will be needed but as you know, there are tons of famous musicians who are self taught which means that they just loved to play and picked up the skills without the help of a teacher.
If your child loves music and wants to learn the head over to the Little Composers website and take a look at all the apps. We have just published Concept of Music which is taking the music world by storm because it turns moms into music teachers and children into Famous Little Composers
Teaching piano students is a joy, especially those students who can sight read music well. There are many aspects of playing an instrument but being able to sight read makes things a lot easier.
But this article is for those who are not good at sight reading music
Now there is an app for that (sorry Apple people) and the name of this new app is Concept of Music.
Concept of Music
Before I talk more about this one-of-a-kind app, I’ll show you a screenshot which helps to understand how it works.
As all apps for Little Composers, the left upper corner has the app title which is “Concept of Music” and below a tag line that says “learn to sight read” which is exactly what the app was designed to do.
The right upper corner has three menu buttons which enable a student to see, hear and then play the lesson. In the center is the actual score showing two bars of music. Pressing the NEXT (menu) button will advance the lessons and the process starts over.
The advantage is that beginning music students will be able to hear the melody which makes playing it correctly a lot easier. In time and with many repetitions their confidence level will increase and eventually, they can just sight read the melody und use the PLAY button to check if they make an error which hopefully is not the case.
Every piano teacher has seen her / his fair share of pianos with a marked keyboard showing the key names on the center keys. Because this app doesn’t allow for marking keys, a little readout is included which shows the name of the key pressed. This is an optional feature and can be disabled via the menu but it is off-screen and probably good to have.
The keyboard displays the black keys which are there for orientation but later modules will make use of sharps and flats as well.
We live in exciting times and it brings me joy to produce apps which make learning to sight read easier than it used to be. This app is ideal for children of age 5 and older as there is no upper limit. Those who want to learn or improve their sight reading skills will find the app most useful.
Little Composers apps are only available at the Little Composers website and if you want to be notified when this app gets published I recommend that you sigh up for a free membership account now.
Little Composers just finished preparing a special package for music schools who are searching for new music lessons apps for the classroom.
Little Composers invites representatives of music schools and music studio owners to contact us so that we can assist you in preparing for the 2015 2016 school year. We are always working on new apps and because we have a long history of teaching, we understand your situation and will try out best to help and support you.
New Music Lessons Apps especially made to support music teachers
Many students love music school and look forward to each and every lesson. So much has changed and now that so many of the students have high end cell phones and tablet computers, music teachers are beginning to take advantage of the readily available technology. There are all kinds of apps out there and just looking for something specific can be daunting.
PRE PiANO NOTES
This app is ideal for music students who already know some of the note names and whose teacher is keen on introducing them to composing their own music. Little Composers has all kinds of PRE PiANO apps for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. If you are interested in mentoring your students and guiding them as they begin to compose music then check out all three of the PRE PiANO titles and give your students the very best apps available.
Supplemental music apps for the classroom
Some of our educational apps for Little Composers are especially designed for teaching the note names. Both, treble and bass clef versions are available and help new students with memorizing the note names faster. Later, we will also release more titles with teach chord names and chord progressions to help music students understand and expand their composition skills.
Creative Children Compose Music
To learn how Little Composers came to be visit our website and check out the about us page