"I would recommend the course because it is so thoroughly set up with not only resources for that have really challenged me as a teacher- to get better & to grow as an educator. I’ve been teaching early childhood music for over 30 years but still love to grow."
- Anne Vardanega, Owner/Teacher, Get In the Groove, Sydney, Australia
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.
If you want to raise a child to be a creative, contributing problem solver with the ability to listen and lead, then music is one of the best paths.
Our method was created to help activate the youngest and preliterate children to the joys of making music.
Music educators have long offered movement and sing-along activities for this age-group. We have created a proven, fun and effective way to go beyond and teach children fundamentals of music through learning a musical instrument.
This self-paced home study course was designed for music teachers and educators familiar with traditional music notation.
Parents, we have a separate course to will enable you to teach your own children the introductory levels of the Musicolor Method. The Musicolor Method for Parents.
Note: All materials provided online as video, audio, text and downloadable printable tools, templates and song sheets.
There's a lot of material we provide, but you can start using the first lessons with your students today and see some amazing results. As you go deeper, we recommend you going back and understanding the philosophy behind the method by learning the core principles.
You can continue teaching with your current methods and books. Just add this to your repertoire and you will see students learning faster with more engagement while having fun.
"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. They could figure it out. Kids love to figure things out and it was so easy for them they could go practice without a whole lot of parent help. I tried it out last year and it has worked out so wonderfully, I even give it out to my beginner piano students that are 6 or 7 years old. I give them one of these books because they love it! I really recommend this program."
- Susan Petters, Private Piano Teacher, USA
"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, Virginia, USA
Many teachers don’t have enough students. Then, when a new one comes in, they don’t always stick around.
I’ve heard teachers say it’s the Internet! Video Games! Bad Parenting! Lack of Interest in Music!
But I, and all the teachers I work with, have had a very different experience.
Because of a new way of teaching music, we not only get fast results, but, we get students practicing on their own and telling all their friends how fun and easy it is!
This leads to more students you can help, more income and deeper longer lasting relationships with your students.
At the heart of the Musicolor Method is our unique Musicolor Notation. It truly is music everyone can read. This non-traditional instantly-readable notation has 6 distinct phases. It allows students of any age – even preliterate – to rapidly progress from complete beginner to reading on a staff in a matter of weeks.
The six phases progress beginners from simple to more complex, moving from basic to reading on a staff. By using the Musicolor Method, you easily onramp students from complete beginner into any other method of your choice.
Yes and no. We recommend starting all children on piano as it is so logical, visual and makes explaining music theory so much easier. After a few weeks or months, you can easily make the leap to other instruments with a solid foundation.
The Musicolor Method Curriculum is currently piano-focused with suggestions for adapting to other instruments including: guitar, ukulele, lap dulcimer and glockenspiel. We are currently developing full curricula for each of these and more instruments.
Because the student can read the notation on their own, they can take full responsibility for practicing. The Musicolor Notation is an extremely effective “mnemonic device.”
Other methods required lots of intervention from parents to help the students figure out the practice notes. Our Musicolor Notation allows even non-musical parents to play along with their children.
So whether you are a 30 year teaching veteran,a complete newcomer to teaching, or a music school owner looking to improve your staff and bottom line, you will gain new perspectives and insights that will transform everything.
The materials provided in the course and curriculum are licensed to you for use in your own personal studio with your direct students. Each teacher must be licensed to use these materials. For schools and institutions, please contact us for volume licensing discounts.
|What You Get||Value|
|Musicolor Method Masterclass||$1,499|
|60 songs and lesson plans + sheet music library||$1,500|
|Printable Activities and Games||$500|
|Private FB Group||$500|
|Templates and tools: Policy, Email, Recitals||$600|
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.
We are all composers, writing the songs of our lives,
resonance souls made of sound, each a string on a cosmic harp,
echoing one great song that allows us to find our voice.
This song, which we alone were born to sing,
empowers us to warm hearts,
light the path and guide us all to our true selves.
This is why we teach & learn to make music.