Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Simply Music - Music & Creativity - Foundation Course

Music lessons can usually cost several hundred dollars, and this does not include vehicle wear and tear with mileage.  We were excited to review a new online music program, Music & Creativity - Foundation Course from Simply Music.  It save money and maintenance on our vehicle and most of all it's fun and easy to use!
Music & Creativity - Foundation Course is a breakthrough musical educational program created by Neil Moore that allows anyone to learn how to play the piano right from the comfort of their own home.  It is a self-study program that incorporates classical and modern contemporary pieces from the very start.  There is no dependence on learning small children nursery rhymes as your first piano pieces.  This makes Music & Creativity - Foundation Course great for all ages and skill levels.  The interest in learning to play the piano is the only prerequisite.

Instead of just tapping away to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, you will be taught with repetition and immersion in full songs from the beginning of the program.  You will need a piano or full size keyboard to use Music & Creativity - Foundation Course effectively.  All the books and materials are provided for you once you have created you account to login.

Each lesson is short and created with students who struggle with attention span in mind.  Music & Creativity - Foundation Course draws on your own musical rhythm that everyone already has, and yes we all have some sort of musical sense.

The sign-up process was very easy.  And the best part....Music & Creativity - Foundation Course is FREE!!!  So even if you are the parent who has been driving kids to lessons for years, and currently broke from all those summer camps, you CAN sign up and take those lessons that you have had on your bucket list too!

All the materials that you need are included with the program.  They are simple PDF files that you can download and print on your own, or just read them on your computer screen.

You can see in the photo above that there are audio files also included.  These audio files allow you to play along and hear the song that you are learning to play.  

The Music & Creativity - Foundation Course has 19 lessons for you to work through.  This new program keeps adding materials that are available for users.  It has been an amazing and super easy program to use.  You do not need to be a computer expert to use their classroom area.  The videos are well made and easy to understand also.  

When you open each lesson, you can easily see what materials you will need from the PDF books and also soundtracks that you should have downloaded and opened.  

So not only can you download the files before you get started, but he makes it so easy for people to use by also including the materials needed inside each lesson.  This makes it super organized for those who struggle to work independently with other types of learning materials.

Lydia struggles working independently.  She loses track of what she needs to be doing and even in what order.  Working out of a textbook is hard for her.  Having the lessons laid out like they are has been a great organizer for her and a timesaver for me, since I do not have to work overtop of her all the time.  

Each lesson is repeatable and encourages you to practice and keep working.  During the review period, Lydia has been progressing.  Since it's summer, she is definitely not wanting to spend a ton of time in front of her keyboard.  She wants to be outside and playing in the pool.  The Music & Creativity - Foundation Course with it's video lessons has made her learning more advanced piano skills very nice.  Since she can be so distracted, I like that she can listen to the lessons repeatedly and keep working toward mastery.  She can also see where she left off, when I tell her to go and work on her piano.  The lessons are marked when she has completed them.

There is even a Facebook group community that you can find support in.  I am finding that the Music & Creativity - Foundation Course is a great fit for our family.  Since sometimes we do not have a set time we can commit to setting up evening lessons, due to her sports schedule, the Music & Creativity - Foundation Course has allowed her to continue her summer music lessons and keep improving her skills since she can use this program anytime we can fit it in daily. 

After you have finished the Music & Creativity - Foundation Course, you can advance on to the Foundation Enhancement course for a very budget friendly price also.  Simply Music has definitely created a budget friendly music lesson program that is allowing families to start and continue music studies that they may not have been able to before.

Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review Simply Music - Music & Creativity - Foundation Course.  Click on the box below to see how they used it in their homes and what they thought of the program.

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