Wednesday, April 6, 2011

KinderBach ~ Review

imageI grew up surrounded by music.  My mom was a piano teacher, my sister and I both took piano lessons, and classical music was often playing softly in the background of our home.  I have tried to pass the love of music to my children.  Both of my kids participated in toddler music classes and my daughter started taking piano lessons when she turned 6.  I have grown up with more of a “traditional” approach to learning music so I was excited to learn I would be reviewing KinderBach

About KinderBach

KinderBach introduces children, ages 3 to 7, to music using a keyboard or piano.  Lesson are available online or DVD format.

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.

Karri Gregor is the creator of KinderBach and she teaches each of the lessons.  The lessons are broken down into short segments that holds a young childs attention.  In addition to the video portion there are printables and color sheets to go along with the lessons.

imageWhat We Thought

I used the program with my daughter (7) and son (4).  My son loved everything about the program ~ music, characters, and active lessons.  He frequently asked to watch more than one lesson and was able to demonstrate what he learned on our keyboard.  My daughter was not as thrilled about the program.  She found the program “babyish”.  I was not surprised by her reaction since she already knows the keys and has taken piano for over a year.  Overall, I think it is a fun program.  I do think it is geared more for the younger children ~ preschoolers.

Find Out More

KinderBach offers a free online trial.  A one year membership is $95.88 annually or $19.99 a month.  KinderBach At Home also offers DVD and CD packages starting at $40.45.

To read more reviews of KinderBach click here.

This product was given to me for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.


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