My children love music, and my son especially has been wanting to learn an instrument for over a year now. Kinderbach has been a perfect fit for my kids. Kinderbach is an online music program for young children, ages 3-7. The creater and teacher, Karri Gregor is excellent with young children and has a real passion for communicating music to them. Using fun interactive video lessons, colorful characters, entertaining stories, and corresponding printable activity sheets, children learn note reading, rhythm, singing, and composition.
Both my kids (ages 4 and 5) absolutely loved this program and literally squealed with delight when it was time. Each week of lessons includes four sessions that are about 5 min. long. We worked through all of the sessions at one time, once a week. Watching the videos and completing the activity pages for an entire week took us about 20-30 min. And the kids were never ready to quit!
I do not own a keyboard or piano at my house, but we are often at church early or late because my husband is an associate pastor. This extra time was our time to practice what we had learned through the videos. The kids would take turns sitting down at the piano and practicing their lessons; it worked out really well for us. The fun stories and memorable characters made the abstract music concepts very concrete and enjoyable for them.
Kinderbach has a couple of opportunities for you to try the lessons yourself. Try them for free or take advantage of the 30 day money-back guarantee. The online lessons, which is what I used for the review, are $19.99/month or $95.88/year. Kinderbach is also available as DVDs and as an iPhone/iPad app (which includes a keyboard on the app screen). And multiple children can use the program at the same time or at different times!
When you consider the cost and time of music lessons, Kinderbach really is a no-brainer! Quality music instruction on your own schedule and in the convenience of your own home—I am definitely a fan. And my kids are learning so much while having a blast.