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|2012-06-28||Why Choose the Animal Note Method|
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Note reading standard music notation is often difficult for many beginning students, and without being able to read notes, timing is almost impossible. The Animal Note Method of teaching music is based on associative learning. The oval of each note of the Grand Staff is modified to resemble a familiar and friendly animal that is easily recognized. A suggested short story about the location of each Animal Note’s position on the Grand Staff is part of the educational experience. These stories give word clues that when associated with the standard music notes provide a successful transition, thus making learning to read notes much easier and actually fun to learn and to teach.
It is our purpose and goal to provide you the teaching materials and useful information for this wonderful new way of introducing music to children, and adults that want to play, but always declare, "It's impossible, I just can't read music."
This method allows you to successfully start a toddles through adults on the piano and six and up violin and lead guitar by playing the melody of a song. The child does not just learn to move their fingers over an instrument, but to read the notes located on the Grand Staff, find the note’s correct location on the instrument, and play it.
An individual of any age, who has difficulty learning to read music, will enjoy their experience in learning and the success they can obtain with this method. The materials are designed so a person with no musical training can teach the Toddler in their life to play the piano and both the teacher and child will have fun while learn. It builds a strong foundation in note reading and timing, introduce some basic elements of theory, and provide a successful way to move on to playing music in standard music notation. I know you will rejoice as you witness your students’ achievements.