What is Kinderbach?
Kinderback is an on-line music program that helps teach a child the basics of playing the piano. It teaches note reading, rhythm, singing, and composition. It can be used either in the home or in the classroom.
This program is $19.99 per month or $7.99 a month if you make a one-time payment of $95.88. (This will save you 60%.)
What Does the Program Offer?
Thankfully, you can personally check it out by using Kinderbach's free on-line trial. Click here to check it out. Or, you can sign up for a day pass for only $5.95. This allows you access to all 240 lessons!
With each lesson, there are printable worksheets.
There is also a lot of interaction (as much as is possible via a computer screen). You can tell that the music teacher for this program really enjoys what she does and makes it fun for kids to learn music.
What We Thought
I like that this program can help teach my child music in a more thorough way than I ever could. Although I play the piano, I'm not great at the specifics of music and definitely need someone to teach them the fundamentals.
I think this program might be a tad over-priced, but $19.99/mth is still going to be cheaper than piano lessons if you can't afford those.
I would definitely suggest Kinderbach if your child does not have access to a music program or if private lessons are not in your budget. I would also suggest it as a great introduction to music for a younger child.
Although our 6 year old son wasn't super enthused with the program, our 4 1/2 year old daughter enjoyed it! I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily she was learning about music!
I'm not sure if this is possible with this type of a program, but if so, it would be neat to make some of the more basic lessons interactive with the computer mouse rather than putting their answers on the printable coloring sheets. If this were possible, it would save me from printing worksheets and would allow the lessons to be completed a little bit quicker.
Overall, I give this music program a thumbs up! Check it out!
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Disclosure: I was given a trial of Kinderbach for the purpose of a candid review. All opinions expressed are my own.