Wednesday, April 6, 2011

KinderBach {At Home} ~ A Review

KinderBach {At Home} offers online music lessons and is targeted to reach 3 to 7 year olds.


According to their website, KinderBach is a solid curriculum:

Youngsters will learn music vocabulary, note reading, rhythm, physical technique, ‘do, re mi’ singing, listening skills and music composition plus the joy in making music.

PhotobucketKiddos learn about music by watching online videos that star fun characters like Dodi the Donkey, Frisco {the kid}, and Carla the Caterpillar {along with others}.  Many of the lessons also include printables that are completed during the lesson, or used to extend learning after the lesson.

View KinderBach’s curriculum here, including what concepts are taught in each of the six levels of the KinderBach program.

The six levels of of KinderBach include a total of about 22 hours of on-line video and a variety of coloring pages and printables.Photobucket

Each level of KinderBach contains 10 weeks of lessons.  Each weekly lesson contains four short video sessions.  This adds up to 60 weeks of music lessons for your kiddo.

Our Experience

I have been using KinderBach’s Online program with my two younger kiddos {dd7 & ds4}.  I usually have them view one full week of lessons {4 lessons} in one sitting ~ this takes about 15-20 minutes.  They often ask to re-watch a couple of their favorite lessons after this session.  Their favorite lessons are the ones in which they get to play a song with their rhythm instruments {we use wooden spoons}.

I have been very pleased with the music concepts that my two younger kiddos have learned so far through KinderBach’s Online program.  They have learned to identify low and high notes and about finger placement on the keyboard and the keyboard landscape {placement of keys on the piano or keyboard}.  They have also had a lot of fun singing and playing their rhythm instruments along with the KinderBach characters.

I am the first to admit that I am pretty limited in my ability to teach music to my kiddos…it is one area where I definitely need help when it comes to teaching my kiddos :)  I have found KinderBach to be a true blessing to our homeschool because it has allowed me to easily include music in our  homeschool.

More Information

The KinderBach website contains a wealth of information about this fun and effective music program, including an FAQ page which answers questions about which supplies you will need,  program prerequisites and more.

A one year membership to KinderBach’s online program is $95.88/one time billing {equiv to $7.99/mo} or $19.99/month {billed in 12 monthly payments}.

KinderBach At Home also offers DVD and CD packages.

Sign up for a free online trial of KinderBach Online here

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I received a free membership to KinderBach Online in order to provide my honest and unbiased opinion of our experience with this product.  I did not receive any further compensation for my review.


Very Blessed Mamma said...

My son loves Kinderbach!!

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