Over the last decade, we've used a proven, innovative yet simple way to introduce music to children.
It's called the...Musicolor Method.
It uses color to directly label what to play and when, making learning piano and other instruments fun, fast and effective.
This curriculum uses the power of Early Childhood Education, interface and information design and kinesthetic learning to truly create a student-centric model.
Imagine your child actually playing and practicing piano without you having to intervene to explain everything.
You don't need a background as a music teacher, just a basic familiarity with music and an instrument.
The only requirement is to have a piano or digital keyboard and some masking tape or colored stickers.
Study after study has proven the positive link between music and brain development. Learning to make music also trains young minds in the basic tools of successful life. These tools include: the ability to focus on a problem, listening and feedback, harmonization and fitting in, and creative solutions to problems. Perseverance, goal-setting and public performance also are enhanced.
What Others Have Said About the Musicolor Method...
"I have been a music teacher for a number of years, and have used a variety of approaches for teaching piano to both younger students and adults, but when I came across Andrew Ingkavet's Musicolor Method, I realized that learning the piano doesn't have to be so complicated. He has ingeniously taken a simple concept, I.e., relating color to the music alphabet, and created a simple program whereby the student can visually relate the written staff to the keyboard. His approach is built on scaffolding, I.e., teaching the language of music step by step with fun activities and relatable music. I highly recommend his online course to anyone who might be interested in adding a new, creative approach to piano, guitar, or any other instrument."
- Carol Koczo, Private Piano Teacher, USA
"I’ve been a piano teacher for over 20 years and have taught preschool on and off. I ran into this wonderful Musicolor Method. I liked it because the kids could go practice on their own. Kids love to figure things out and it was so easy for them they could go practice without a whole lot of parent help...t has worked out so wonderfully. I really recommend this program."
- Susan Petters, Private Piano Teacher, USA
Andrew Ingkavet is Owner/Teacher at Park Slope Music Lessons and CEO/Founder of the Musicolor Method, supporting teachers with curriculum, tools and resources. He was Creative Director at major advertising agencies including Foote, Cone & Belding, Digitas and co-founded Lemon, the first digital agency in Asia. Andrew was also one of the first VJ's for MTV-Asia in the 1990's. Andrew is an award-winning film and media composer and holds a Bachelors of Music from NYU where he was a Scholar in Education. Andrew has completed post-graduate studies at Mannes School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music and is author of two 5-star-rated books: Piano For Kids, Volume 1 and the Game of Practice with 53 Tips To Make Practice Fun. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his musical son, Alejandro, wife Monica, a lifelong educator and a cat named Felix.