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    Default Any music teachers out there?

    I was wondering if there are any music teachers out there or parents who have been teaching their kids music/notes/intonation from a young age?

    I play violin and piano and started at 4 so I want to start my DS quite young. We sing to him a lot (he's only 5 months) and once he gets a bit older we'll start trying clapping and shaking rattles in rhythm's.

    Does anyone know of any program's you can get to teach kids notes/music the same way you teach reading and letters? I did the Yamaha and Suzuki method as a kid but I wondered if there are some other program's out there that teach music through active play. Ill probably get him a stave magnetic board so he can start learning notes.

    He's way too little right now, just want to do some research to start when he's a toddler.

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    The magnetic notes sounds like a brilliant start. There's lots of books that have activities etc that you write in them. But they wouldn't possibly work til the child was more school age.

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    I did Suzuki method as a kid too and am thinking of training to be a teacher. There are heaps of music programs for toddlers these days and they're getting really popular. Try mini maestros. Not sure if it's solely Victorian but it's a really great program! Sounds like it's exactly what you're after!

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    Any Kodaly based program will start with basic aural skills & build up repertoire through singing/music games, eventually leading to teaching musical literacy. I've found Mini maestros is an all round program that incorporates Kodaly & Orff methodologies. These methodologies are usually taught in group/classroom situations.

    I am now a primary classroom music teacher (Kodaly trained) but learnt Suzuki cello from 7 yrs old. i didn't actually learn to really read music until I was 10 & a Kodaly program was started at my school (because I was still using colours/numbers). So that's my experience of both methods.

    If you want any more info, feel free to ask or pm me! Good luck!

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    Thanks so much for the replies There is a program similar to mini maestro's in my area. Will def check out the Kodaly and Orff programs.

    I was Yahmaha and Suzuki trained and I do have a very good natural ear, but i'd like to teach him to read music in tandem if i can. I'll forever have doh, ray, me burned into my brain from a young age

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    Quote Originally Posted by hair View Post
    Any Kodaly based program will start with basic aural skills & build up repertoire through singing/music games, eventually leading to teaching musical literacy. I've found Mini maestros is an all round program that incorporates Kodaly & Orff methodologies. These methodologies are usually taught in group/classroom situations.

    I am now a primary classroom music teacher (Kodaly trained) but learnt Suzuki cello from 7 yrs old. i didn't actually learn to really read music until I was 10 & a Kodaly program was started at my school (because I was still using colours/numbers). So that's my experience of both methods.

    If you want any more info, feel free to ask or pm me! Good luck!
    The kodaly program looks great


 

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