Let me introduce you to our last Character, Amadeus’ Aunty.
She is named after the one and only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was born in Austria and is one of the most famous composers of all time. He began composing music from the age of 5 years old and performed before European royalty #cleverclogs
Even Beethoven thought Mozart was awesome and composed his own early works in the shadow of him.
Mozart died in Vienna at the very early age of 35.
Click the image below to download and print your Mini Mozart their last colouring picture.
Be sure to share your child’s masterpiece with us once complete or tag us on Instagram using @minimozartsmusic or #minimozartsmethod
Last week I promised to do a video tutorial on how to use my Children’s Online Piano Course as I had a number of people contact me who were concerned they weren’t ‘techie’ enough to use it.
Also you do not need to have a piano at home to complete the course, a simple keyboard that has weighted keys is perfect!
This video shows you just how simple it is to work your way through the course but if you have any other questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en
Do you struggle to get your child to practice?
The majority of us know what it feels like to get your child to do their homework and sometimes piano practice is no different #thestruggleisreal
Well I am here to help! Each week I will be posting a challenge for Creative Ways to Play It Again, to get your child enjoying their practice time. These creative ways will be sure to have your little one chuckling while they learn #winwin
Here is their first challenge.. have them practice their piece with their left eye closed ?
Why not post your child, or yourself if you play too, doing the challenge and tag me at @minimozartsmusic or use the hashtag #minimozartsmethod so I can see ?
Share the challenge with someone who you think would also like to take part #weeklychallenge
If you caught my Instagram stories over the weekend you will have seen me opening this amazing mail I received from the Pianist Magazine. They sent me these two issues from the past year of their monthly subscription magazine in the UK which includes interviews of great pianists, a number of piano pieces marked as beginner, intermediate and advanced – Each issue also comes with a CD containing recordings of all the pieces – Q&A’s sent in from readers and some great info on upcoming piano workshops across the world.
I’m so happy these magazines were sent to me and only wish I knew of them earlier. Not only are they great for pianists but also teachers who can use them with their own students whether it’s to use the sheet music to learn new pieces, for sight-reading or exercises.
Now time to put the kettle on and indulge 🙂 #metime
You can subscribe to the magazine here https://www.pianistmagazine.com
Happy New Year! I’m kicking off the new year with another character from my Children’s Online Piano Course. Meet Gershwin’s Grandma who lives on piano key G!
George Jacob Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Some of his best known works are the songs I Got Rhythm (This was actually one of my Grade 8 exam pieces) and Fascinating Rhythm, the orchestral composition Rhapsody in Blue and the opera Porgy and Bess.
He began his career as a song plugger but soon started composing Broadway theater works with his brother Ira Gershwin. He moved to Paris intending to study with Nadia Boulanger, but she refused him; he subsequently composed An American in Paris. He then returned to New York City and wrote Porgy and Bess with Ira and DuBose Heyward. It was initially a commercial failure but came to be considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century and an American cultural classic.
Click on the image below to print off your colour in. Be sure to share your child’s masterpiece with us once complete ? #minimozartsmethod
If you saw my stories yesterday on Instagram you would’ve seen these amazing Composer baby books that I found over the weekend and as promised I have the details for you.
I came across these when looking for some books for my 7 month old and I just couldn’t resist. They even play one of the composers pieces at the touch of a button 🙂 They are in French but hey why not teach your little one another language at the same time. There aren’t too many words so time to brush the cobwebs off that French you learnt in school. And if not then there’s always Google translate 😉 haha!
There were only the Beethoven & Back books in the shop where I found them in but when I’ve looked online they also do them for Mozart and Vivaldi – I will be purchasing these also.
If you would like some of these books for your little one then just go to their website www.deux-coqs-dor.fr or you can order them on Amazon