Keyboard Kids Workbook, Color, Notes & Rhythms is designed to work simultaneously with Book 1 & Book 2 of this award winning series published by Santorella Publications. This best selling approach by Carolyn Carson is also a great supplement to any other piano method.
The Keyboard Kids Workbook provides a variety of activities which are designed to be fun as well as intellectually stimulating. Everything from Math Music (adding note values to solve a mathematic equation) to finding the hidden notes in a picture (identify hidden notes similar to educational scholastic books) to color by notes (instead of “by number”) and all the games, puzzles & exercises are well illustrated by the artist, Michael Carey.
“…the author (Carolyn Carson) has created a remarkable series which is sure to build musical confidence in any budding musician.”
The Workbook includes a Certificate of Achievement to be filled out by their teacher after completion. Each student who mails their notarized certificate to the publisher will receive a congratulatory note, a certified stamp of achievement and a complimentary Easy Favorite piano solo sheet as a free gift from Santorella Publications
KEYBOARD KIDS - FOREWORD
The Keyboard Kids series fills a void in piano teaching by emphasizing material that is suitably designed for the primary grades. This unique method published by Santorella Publications works together, creating flexible and adaptive lessons that are clear and concise. Each lesson supports the Kodaly genre of teaching notes & rhythms by using words & music in short, four measure lines to teach basic concepts. Carolyn Carson’s Keyboard Kids approach is proven to be successful with a broad-range of students including autistic children.
Keyboard Kids Book 1 is intended to provide ample reading experience in five-finger positions in multiple keys. Strategically placed examples reinforce preceding lesson topics as well as reiterate major points. It is essential that the teacher encourage repetition in the classroom as well as at home. This will ease young students into proper study habits early in their studies. Playing each practice piece three times daily is required for practice and progress.
Keyboard Kids Book 2 successfully summarizes all that the students learned in Book 1, by teaching simple, lovable songs that reflect their everyday activities. Keyboard Kids, Book 2 promotes and solidifies each student’s recently acquired skills. In order to enhance every child’s feeling of accomplishment, we have provided a Certificate of Achievement to be filled out by their teacher after completion. Each student who sends their notarized certificate to the publisher will receive a congratulatory note, a certified stamp of achievement on his/her certificate from Santorella Publications and receive a complimentary Easy Favorite sheet.
The Workbook, Color Notes & Rhythms should be used in conjunction with Book 1 & Book 2 to emphasize and build confidence in that which is being learned. Varied activities, which have been designed to be fun and intellectually stimulating, assure that a child’s interest and attention-level are maintained throughout each lesson. These activities not only reinforce a student’s musical knowledge but they also exercise basic skills in math and language.
We sincerely hope that you enjoy and have great success with the Keyboard Kids series.