You mention in the lesson plans to let you know how it is going. He will not do the 5 finger exercise. He only wants to play with his index finger! He likes the program, but like you mentioned in one of the readings for parents, he is much more interesting right now at looking at the spider and Mr. Oops than hitting a correct note. The Guess Key game does go well. He can play it correctly.
Jose Maria just finished Lesson 7. Deck the Halls is a bit easy for him. He is already playing it P 106/108 9. Is there another Christmas song that you recommend he do? Thank you.
Jose Maria had learned a little bit of piano before he started on Level C last year with Soft Mozart. We did most of Level C although I did not document it. He participated in the Butterfly Ball and the Graduation Recital. He is doing Level 1 this year.
Here are his best scores
Play it Together March P 44/44/2
Play it Together Waltz P37/38/ 2
Play it Together Waltz 2 P45/46/4
Toccata and Fugue P42/42/8
Midnight Blues P131/139/15
He played it other times and I did not get the score.
Fransisco started learning piano with Soft Mozart Level C last year. We did most of Level C, although I did not end up documenting it out of lack of time. He participated in the Butterfly Ball and Graduation Recital. He is doing Level 1 this year. We are on Week 4.
Here are his best scores on his songs.
Play it Together P 44/44/ 7
Play it Together March P 44/44/2
Play it Together Waltz P 38/38/3
Toccata and Fugue
He has memorized it
P 137/139 /78
Guess Key Games
I just wanted to leave a review here because we have had a wonderful year using Soft Mozart and are happily starting our second year. We really wanted our children to learn piano but did not have the budget for piano lessons . I taught our oldest for 3 years (from when he was 3-6), on and off, some of the things I knew from my piano lessons. He could play a little, but he did not like to move his hands from the Middle C position or to play chords.
We bought Soft Mozart 3 year pack on one of their back to school deals. It seemed like a lot of money, but we decided to try it. Now my husband thinks that we probably underpaid for what we got. We got songs, games, flashcards, personal help from e-mails on the forum, recitals, etc. My one complaint with the program last year was that although there were lesson plans, they were a little hard to follow. This year we were so happy to see that Soft Mozart has completely updated the lesson plans. They are very well written, very helpful and we really appreciate the videos to show us how to do exercises, etc. Every week we go on and see what we need to do next. The children are more willing to do it because "The Lessons" say we need to do it. The children are motivated to have videos of other children doing the same songs and exercises and don't want to get behind. They also like the Butterfly Ball and Graduation Recital a lot. It makes them feel part of a music community and that we are not just doing this on our own.
Our children's music skills have soared since we started the program. Within a few weeks, our oldest (age 8 ) was playing in different positions, and playing chords happily with no problem. Our second (age 6) started piano with the program and took off. He never had the fear of moving from Middle C position. Right away the program had him playing chords and moving his hands around the keyboard.
We are really amazed at how well the boys play and how much fun we have as a family with the program. My husband decided to brush up on his piano skills and learn a few pieces with the children. We are going to start our two year old on the program soon.
Thank you so much to everyone at Soft Mozart for this program and music community.