Fun Piano Software To Help Children
Hi, I'm Dr. Anthony Fernando and I'd like to welcome you to PianoIsFun.com.
If you've been searching for a fun way to teach your children how to read music then perhaps I can help.
A few years ago I was in exactly the same position as you. I was searching for a piano software program to help my nephew Michael learn his piano notes.
|As a professional software developer and a musician with over twenty years of experience I knew what I was looking for.|
I started out searching Google for 'piano software' but the only programs I found were very monotonous drills and I knew my nephew would find these games dull and boring.
What I was really wanted was a program that would:
After a lot of research, I realized that the piano software I was looking for just didn't exist, so I decided to create it myself. Five months later... Piano Is Fun was born!
Piano Is Fun makes learning the piano notes easy and enjoyable. The features of the software include:
|20 Step-by-Step Lessons|
The 20 step-by-step lessons introduce students to the notes and keyboard positions of the piano gradually so that they never feel intimidated or overwhelmed.
Students discover the names of the notes through interactive exercises and games that ensure that they develop true note recognition skills instead of memorizing silly rhymes.
|Practice Games That Teach|
The worst thing about most tutorial programs is that they don't actually teach students anything. Instead, they just test what students already know using repetitive drills.
Each lesson of Piano Is Fun includes a Practice Game which allows students to learn at their own pace without getting frustrated.
|Helps Beginners Develop A "Musical Ear"|
Each time a student correctly identifies a note name or locates the correct key on the piano, they hear the actual sound of the note through the computer. This helps them to develop their sense of pitch.
|Collectible Rewards To Provide Motivation|
When they complete a lesson, students receive a special reward on their personal progress page. These rewards allow you to monitor their progress and also act as form of motivation. (It's incredible to see how motivated students become when it comes to collecting their rewards!)
|Bronze, Silver And Gold Medallion Challenges|
The Bronze, Silver and Gold Medallion Challenges bring everything together on the Grand Staff. The challenges include the note names and keyboard positions of the Bass and Treble clefs. This helps students transition to reading music in the real world.
When a student completes a medallion challenge, they are rewarded with a trumpet fanfare and are presented with a Certificate of Achievement. These certificates are a valuable form of positive reinforcement (And look great in a frame next to their piano)
If a student is having problems with particular notes, Piano Is Fun allows you to create a customized lesson to address their specific problem. Just go to the 'Custom Lesson' screen and select any number of notes from the treble and bass clefs and Piano Is Fun will then create a custom lesson to help.
|Keep Track Of Up To 50 Students|
Piano Is Fun tracks the progress of up to 50 individual students. You can check a student's progress page at any time to find out how they are going. If you're a teacher this allows you to quickly determine which students are struggling so that you can help when needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to the questions I am most frequently asked:
|Can I use Piano Is Fun with a MIDI keyboard?|
No - Piano is fun does not use a MIDI keyboard. The program is completely self contained and uses an onscreen keyboard as shown in the video. All you need is your computer.
After going through all 20 lessons and learning to read music, most students find it very easy to transfer their new knowledge to a real piano or keyboard.
|Is Piano Is Fun suitable for Adult Beginners?|
I designed Piano Is Fun for my nephew so it was designed for children. However, what has surprised me is that many adult beginners have used the program to improve their sight reading. If you're young at heart and are open to playing a fun game that will help you learn to read music then Piano Is Fun can definitely help.
|Is Piano Is Fun Mac Compatible?|
Unfortunately no. Piano Is Fun can currently only be used on computers running Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. I am hoping to create a Mac version in the future.
Is Fun Is Now Used in 48 States Of The USA
And 37 Countries Around The World
I released the first version of Piano Is Fun on the Internet on the 10th March 2001. Today, musicians in 48 States of the USA and 37 countries around the world are using Piano Is Fun to learn their piano notes quickly and easily.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of emails I have received from parents, teachers, and adult beginners who are using Piano Is Fun.
"My daughter has been using the software this afternoon and loves it. I am going to tell her piano teacher about the software on Tuesday. Perhaps she can mention it to students of hers that are struggling with note recognition. Good luck and thanks again."
D. Knight (Parent)
"Just wanted to let you know that after a year of searching for music software I could use with my piano students, I have finally found software that is fun, challenging, and rewarding - YOURS! Thank you so much!!"
"I have really enjoyed having this program to help me learn the notes. I'm not a gifted player & must work hard to retain what I learn .
I'm 60 years old
but have always loved piano & now that I am retired can "TRY" to learn. Piano is Fun has helped so much. Thanks Very Much"
So How Much Does Piano Is Fun Cost?
Fun costs just US$29.95 - This is a single, once only payment. Once you buy the program you own it forever.
You won't have to wait weeks for the postman to deliver your software either. As soon as your credit card is processed, you'll be taken to a special page where you can download Piano Is Fun immediately.
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Dr. Anthony Fernando
PS: Here's a few more comments from piano teachers, parents and adult beginners who are already using Piano Is Fun:
"I went looking for note recognition software for my daughter and found your product. It works great! Thanks and good job on the software design!"
D. Vandersteen (Parent)
"I'm glad I purchased your music reading software for my daughter. It's helping her a lot and - she finds it fun"
B. May (Parent)
"I just ordered Piano Is Fun and I love it. I am a music teacher and I am having all my students order this game."
L. Wagner (Piano Teacher)
"I am recommending your software to all my private students ... I think it's great."
B. Gordon (Piano Teacher)
"I'm going to learn with Piano Is Fun. I'll study all lessons And succeed in each one! Thank you for this unique method to learn piano notes. Will let you know my progress!"
S. Dieball (Adult Beginner)
"It's my pleasure to spread the word about your new software, because it is absolutely the best I've ever tried."
R. Twaingian (Adult Beginner)
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