Musical Mother Tongue: Off-Bench Piano Success With Pre-K's
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Musical Mother Tongue: Off-Bench Piano Success With Pre-K's

Every song and move you need for better rhythm, concentration, and memory from your youngest pianists.
5.0 (1 rating)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
452 students enrolled
Created by Ekanem Ebinne
Last updated 10/2014
English [Auto-generated]
Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Parent / teacher will learn 4 new pieces: 2 songs and 2 chants
  • At the end of 4 sessions, teacher will know how to move, sing, and chant to increase the young student's focus, rhythm, and cooperation in eachable moments
  • Webcam and internet connection
  • Space to move freely in view of screen
  • Ability to see, hear, and move along with the teacher.
  • Willingness to copy simple patterns, songs, and chants from teacher
  • Willingness to listen responsively to students

Hiya, piano teacher!

Want more fun and progress for your youngest piano students? Want to feel  in tune with the kids in your studio, so the kids go from chaotic to cooperative? Want to use your existing piano method book or curriculum with maximum success? If you:

  • Notice your piano student getting distracted but want him to focus on music for the whole lesson

  • Feel she has a rhythm problem and want to get her on the beat

  • Want to feel energized for your family and hobbies after lessons

  • Are tired of books geared at older kids or with only written instructions and no video demos for moving active little ones...

Then Musical Mother Tongue is for you!

Gently guided by a certified music development specialist, this experience helps piano teachers of kids age 3 to 5 become excellent music models for their students. It helps teachers establish a child's initial rhythmic, tonal, & movement vocabulary in a fun, heart-connected way... so that his piano playing is fabulous and he keeps 100% focus in the lesson. And so you go home with enough energy to enjoy your family and your favorite hobbies. No more exhaustion from conflicts and constant redirecting during your lessons.

Most importantly, it launches child audiation, the often neglected inner musical instrument that 'plays' all the others.

In 4, 10-minute video sessions, and with 4 printable PDF lesson plans,  Musical Mother Tongue gives you all the tricks to help kids:

  • move smoothly to music and gain a steady beat in multiple meters

  • stay focused throughout a lesson , both at a the keyboard and off bench

  • sing a hello song and a folk song  in contrasting tonalities in prep for playing on piano

  • chant two rhythmic poems in contrasting meters in prep for playing on piano

Who this course is for:
  • Parent or piano teachers of age 3 to 5
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 42:19
+ Welcome! Now, Strike a Pose...
3 lectures 08:09

Sing and move with my "hello" song today, and before each session. It really is good to see you!

Preview 02:16

Use this vocal warmup any time you plan to sing. It will open up your breathing and make your voice and body feel relaxed.

Preview 01:36

Remember why and how to model singing for your child with these easy questions.

Review Section 1
6 questions
+ Going With the Flow
3 lectures 07:35

Need a visual to check your response to the last lecture? Watch me write curvy words with body parts. See if you can call out which part is writing! This is a silent film...

Making Curvy Moves [Video Demo] *Ideas from last lecture in a silly silent film*
Extensions and Summary

Remember why and how to model musical movement with these questions.

Review Section 2
4 questions
+ What Goes in Must Come Out!
5 lectures 09:59
How to Make Your Child's "Initial Listening Vocabulary"

This is an example of a song in Dorian mode. Enjoy singing and moving along!

Adding Tonal Variety: "Scarborough Faire" Song [Video Demo 1] *Dorian Mode!*
Why Does This Work?

Enjoy two versions of this rhythmic poem in triple meter. See which one your child responds to the most.

Adding Rhythmic Variety: "Beehive" Chant [Video Demo] *Triple Meter: 2 Versions*

Have fun with the words and moods and fun 'tude in this rhythmic poem in duple meter.

Adding Rhythmic Variety: "My Mother" Chant [Video Demo 3] *Duple Meter*

Remember why and how to add instructive variety to your child's listening vocabulary with these questions.

Review Section 3
4 questions
+ Mocking and Flattery?
4 lectures 06:18
Why and How to Invite Imitation

Follow me and soon you'll add these moves to your repertoire!

Imitative Additions to A Song You Know [Video Demo]

Find out two free and easy tricks you can use to catch your child's attention when you're making music together.

Two Bonus Attention Grabbers [PDF]
9 pages

Let's keep the fun going!

Farewell + Keep in Touch!

Remember how and why to invite your child's imitation when you make music.

Review Section 4
5 questions
Hello song, contrasting song, and two rhtyhmically contrasting fingerplay poems for off-bench tie-in to your curriculum.
Lesson Plans (4)
1 question