|the “Music-by-Numbers” way
for Piano / Keyboard!
A child’s best chance
to happily start speaking
the language of Music!
WHY WE TEACH CHILDREN MUSIC
Music stimulates both hemispheres of the brain, the creativity of the brain, the forming
concepts, verbal and non-verbal expression and problem solving concepts. Music promotes
and develops social skills, listening, responsibility, self-confidence, concen-tration, intellect,
association, maths skills, emotional experience, linguistics (expressive/receptive speech,
pronunciation), visual discretion, memory, imitation, auditory/visual senses, gross and
fine motor skills, imagination, spatial orientation, eye/ear/hand/foot/left/right co-ordination,
discipline, kinaesthetic skills (nerve/muscle movements), rhythm.
WHAT IS “MUSIC-BY-NUMBERS” AND WHY IS IT SO SUCCESSFUL?
Children already understand numbers before they ever sit in front of a piano/keyboard.
A preschool child understands counting and embraces it as a learning process that brings
them success and praise from adults. Music-by-Numbers temporarily substitutes NUMBERS
for the difficult SYMBOLS of sheet music, at first, so that the child is allowed to play familiar
songs right away, making the piano/keyboard a friend and not an enemy. Later, when the child
is comfortable with the geography of the piano/keyboard, we re-introduce the symbols of sheet
music, showing the child that there are different ways of telling them to play each key.
Children taught Music-by-Number already know how to play each key as a number, so they readily
understand the “new” language of sheet music when they are comfortable with the instrument.
A HAPPY CHILD, WANTING TO PLAY MUSIC,
LOVING IT AND WANTING TO LEARN MORE!
Contact : Gaynor Hastie
Telephone: 011 683 2811/082 575 9976