Thank you for allowing us to introduce you to "Little House of Music".

Little House of Music is a product designed for teaching music to children ages 4-7 years old. It is a well-known fact that children of this age are anxious to learn. In fact, experts in education agree that children who learn music at an early age and to be more successful than students who don't.

Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain IS MUSIC!

I created Little House of Music due to an increase in demand for a teacher who would teach young children. It’s very often that private teachers won’t take on any child of preschool age. I wanted to give an opportunity for children to start even earlier in their musical careers. I also wanted to create a method of learning that is fun for the children and keeps them entertained all while learning each step of the way!

Music is our only universal language.

During my 30 years of teaching music to preschool children, I became aware of the need for a music course that considered the children's short attention span and decided to translate the concepts of learning music into a thrilling, fun and exciting program.

To accomplish this goal, I experimented with a group of preschool children, and taught them to learn music together in a "Fun Environment". The strategy evolved into the Little House of Music program. I developed a 30-week visual and audio music course specifically designed for all children as young as three.

The program consists of a "Fun" music book with a keyboard to aid in reinforcing what they learn in each lesson and two CD's of the music they hear during each of the ten lessons in each level.

Our Goal: To make affordable quality music education available to all children. Our music course is purposely written so that children with any handicap can also learn music.

Little House of Music was developed to make sure all children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy music. Little House of Music is a new and unique methodology for teaching music theory to young children in a way that is not only fun but helps create in them a love and appreciation of music.

Unique Methodology: Composed of over one hundred and fifty original songs that describe and explain music symbols and concepts. Little House of Music includes such memorable tunes as I'm A Star, Marching Into Music, Mr. Quarter Note, and Myrtle the Turtle. Music symbols become real live characters whose roles are portrayed in a whimsical analogy to facilitate children's comprehension and memorization with a memorable story line where all the music symbols live in a home, what children know best is "Home!"

What Your Student Will Learn and Hear Songs About Each Musical Concept In All Three Levels.

Level 1: Piano (Soft) and Forte (Loud); High and Low Sounds; Treble and Bass Clef; Groups of Two Black Notes on the Keyboard (Suzie and Sonny); Groups of Three Black Notes on the Keyboard (Betty, Freddie and Brother Eddie); Middle C and all Other C's on the Keyboard; Quarter Note (Mr. Quarter Note); Musical Alphabet (Forward and Backward); Notes go up and down on the Keyboard; Half Note (Harriet Half Note); Various Rhythm Patterns for the Note Value (Quarter Note and Half Note); and the Concepts of Solo, Duet, Trio and Quartet, Right/Left Hand Fingering and Finger Numbers, Brace Line, Five Lines and Four Spaces, The Grand Staff, Rhyming Words, Rhythm and Timing, Solo Performance and Diction.

Level 2: First Five Treble Clef Notes - Middle C to G (Sweet Candy, Donna D, Ethel, Waltzing Francine, and Georgia Sue Annie); First Five Bass Clef Notes - Middle C to F (CC Cory, Barry B, Alistair, Cowboy George, and Big Chief Cheery Five Feathers); Playing these Ten Notes on the Piano Keyboard in Various Rhythm Patterns; Dotted Half Note (Dotted Harriet Half Note); Whole Note (the King of Rock and Hold); Various Rhythm Patterns for the Note Values (Quarter, Half, Dotted Half, and Whole Note); Instrumental and A capella; Introduction to the "History of Music." In Level 2 we continue to review all concepts from Level 1 plus have Showtime at the end of each lesson to develop confidence and performance ability; and continuous expansion on music theory.

Level 3: Eighth Note (Ernie Eighth Note); Legato; Slur; Staccato; Ritardando; Crescendo; Diminuendo; Musical Tie; The Ten Notes Learned in Levels 1 and 2 in New Styles of Rhythm; Bar Lines, Double Bar Lines and Measures; Time Signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4); Five Rests (Eighth, Quarter, Half, Dotted half, and Whole); Sharps, Flats and Natural Signs; and an Introduction to the "History of Musical Instruments." Level 3 includes all concepts from Level's 1 and 2; and Showtime at the end of every lesson to enhance more advanced concepts of music theory, develop even more confidence and performance ability.

Additional Features: While learning the basic music theory described above, your student will be introduced to numerous music styles ranging from Japanese Classical to Rap to Bluegrass. Your student will also hear and learn to recognize a variety of musical instruments in the different classes; Brass (Trumpet, Tuba, Trombone, etc.), Woodwind (Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, etc.), Percussion (Drum, Tambourine, Cymbals, etc.), String (Violin, Harp, Guitar, etc.), and Keyboard (Piano, Cathedral Organ, Harpsichord, etc.) as well as such unique instruments as the Australian Didgeridoo, Bohemian Accordion and Bagpipes to name a few.

Benefits: One of the outstanding benefits of the methodology is that no specialized musical training is needed to aid your child in this unique program. All that is necessary is your enthusiasm. At the conclusion of the three levels the student has the solid music foundation necessary to successfully take up any musical instrument and is in a better position to make an informed decision. The program develops a child's love and appreciation for music. It also helps the child's self esteem and confidence grow. The program teaches valuable life lessons including; ethics, creativity, mistakes are a part of life, tolerance and drug avoidance.

Mission of Little House of Music

The Little House of Music family is dedicated to providing quality music education at an affordable price. We feel that every child deserves the right and privilege of learning the joys that music can bring. Please do yourself and your child a favor and allow yourselves to enter our musical home, Little House of Music.

Music Education and the Preschool Child

Every child has musical aptitude - the inborn capacity to respond to musical sound and recreate music. Although talent varies among children, they all have the ability to achieve musically, and will be greatly influenced by the timing and quality of their early experiences.

Music education has been generally neglected or diminished from the preschool and school curricula, but educators have come to realize that the preschool age group comprises the optimal learning window for developing musical skills.

Preschoolers love to play, and aren't afraid of walking and talking; they are perfectly adapted to learning by repetition and practice. Music should be an integral part of a child's growth.

Learning Music the "Fun" Way

The entire course consists of six levels, each subdivided into 10 lessons. One weekly lesson encourages and incorporates ongoing parent reinforcement. The all-inclusive package contains:

  • (6) Children's Fun Music Books
  • (12) Audio CD's
  • Over a Hundred and fifty original music compositions
  • (1 each) Paper keyboard and Music Bag

Here's a list of the songs in Level I: Clip on the songs with the * to hear some of the song.

Disk One

  1. Lesson 1: Introduction - Welcome
  2. Just Turn On a Tune
  3. Lore
  4. Isn't Music Fun
  5. Mr. Chris the Music Clown
  6. I'm Drug Free - rap
  7. Interlude - Lesson 2
  8. There Are Five Fingers On a Hand
  9. You've Played a "C"
  10. I'm Marching Into Music
  11. I'm a Star
  12. Interlude - Lesson 3
  13. Mr. Quarter Note
  14. Myrtle the Turtle
  15. You Can't Sing a Song When You're Chewing Gum
  16. Solo, Duet, Trio, Quartet
  17. I'm Marching Into Music
  18. Interlude - Lesson 4
  19. The Wedding
  20. The Grand Staff
  21. Line and Space Song
  22. I'm a Star
  23. Interlude - Lesson 5
  24. The Musical Alphabet Song
  25. You Can Do Music Too
  26. I'm Marching Into Music

Disk two

  1. Interlude - Lesson 6
  2. Notes Make the Music Sound
  3. Listen To the Sleepy Sound
  4. I'm Drug Free
  5. I'm a Star
  6. Interlude - Lesson 7
  7. Betty, Freddie, and Brother Eddie
  8. Solo Una Tormenta
  9. It's Only a Thunderstorm
  10. I'm Marching Into Music
  11. Interlude - Lesson 8
  12. Harriet Half Note
  13. Hallelujah For This Day
  14. Did You Really Do That
  15. I'm a Star
  16. Interlude - Lesson 9
  17. Everyone Has a Place
  18. Jazz It Up
  19. I'm Marching Into Music
  20. Interlude - Lesson 10
  21. I'm a Star
  22. Look How Smart Music Class Has Made Me
  23. Now I'm Ready For Level Two

Why Little House of Music Is So Successful

Little House of Music is the only course that prepares a child to play the instrument of his/her choice within 30 lessons. It encompasses all the facets of a child's growth: mental, physical, social, emotional, spiritual. Many of today's critical developmental issues are addressed.

Builds manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

Uses three of the five senses: auditory, tactile, and sight.

Teaches children the international music language skills.

Develops confidence and self-esteem.

Introduces a wide range of instrumental elements.

Exposes children to diverse cultural and ethnic music forms.

Engenders a love for music and an appreciation for harmonic and melodic sounds.

Allows children the freedom to learn at their own paces.

Makes children aware of their own innate abilities.

Assures children that making mistakes is "okay" and is an important part of growing and learning.

Reinforces positive values and attitudes when confronting:

  1. Breakup of the family unit - divorce, death, separation.
  2. Violence as depicted on TV, in movies and in the news.
  3. Suggestive or ugly lyrics in many popular songs.