The Lifetime Musician is an active participant in music-making, not a spectator. Lifetime Musicians have a music "skill-set" broad enough to be able to learn new music without having to listen to a recording. These musicians can read, write, think and create in the universal language of music, and can continue learning new music on their own for a lifetime of music enjoyment.
The cornerstone of a Lifetime Musician is the guidance of a dedicated, professional music teacher who understands the multi-dimensional nature of music training. This teacher follows a comprehensive music curriculum that trains the eye, the ear and the fingers, and develops higher order thought processes.
Music listening and reading skills are quickly learned and mastered when presented and practiced through multimedia instructional games. Students work independently, at their own pace, and as each skill is mastered, the teacher guides the student to apply the skills in higher levels of music performance.
The skills mastered through MusicLearningCommunity.com are the foundation of a Lifetime Musician. The learning games feature animation, musical sound, sound effects, scores, and timers to keep students interested and progressing. When taught correctly, and with patient practice, anyone, regardless of age, can make beautiful music!
An Indispensable Tool
Whether you teach in a private studio or a school classroom – instrumental or voice – this innovative website will become an indispensable learning tool. MusicLearningCommunity.com is a remarkable learning resource of hundreds of colorful, animated music games that teach essential theory and aural skills – a breakthrough Internet website carefully designed for professional music teachers and their students.
Solid pedagogy … learning through games!
MusicLearningCommunity.com enhances your current teaching curriculum and correlates with all popular piano teaching methods and state/national standards. As students learn through games, they're reinforcing the music skills you've taught them.
"…once people play these games, they're HOOKED! And knowing that teachers can cross-reference the games with their method of choice makes them tremendously appealing." - Michelle Gordon, NCTM, independent piano teacher
The pedagogy behind MusicLearningCommunity.com is solid and focuses on developing the complex thought processes required to read music efficiently and become a Lifetime Musician.
"We are so enjoying the site! It's working great with the Smart Board and classroom participation. The kids love it. We had a family night and featured this site. The Rhythm Factory game was a hit with the dads!!" - Judi Reynolds, Southern Elementary, Fayette, KY
How does it work?
For one low monthly membership fee – $19.95/month – you and your students (up to 50) have unlimited 24-hour-a-day access to all the learning games at your studio and at home or any Internet-enabled computer. MusicLearningCommunity.com is Internet-based, so there's no software for you or your students to buy.
It pays for itself
Many of our teacher-members charge their students $1.00 (or more) per month which is usually more than enough to cover MusicLearningCommunity.com's monthly subscription. Even after six months, the cost to the student is still less than the price of one theory book. If you're not using a computer in your studio, your students can still play the games at home or from any computer that connects to the Internet. Our teacher-members who use a computer in their studios get double benefit because students can do the Learn and Play levels of the games at home and then do the Quiz levels of the games in the studio computer lab.
"A tremendous hit! You have captured such a refreshing and wholesome tone to these games and learning activities. They are a delight to the eye, the sounds are splendid, the pedagogy is excellent, three cheers – and then some!!"- Mary Gae George, NCTM, author of Artistry at the Piano
Parents can see measurable progress!
When students play the extraordinary games on this website, they fall naturally into the learning process. And they're often so absorbed in "playing" that they don't even realize they're learning – discovering solid music concepts that are transforming them into Lifetime Musicians. Parents are thrilled to have their children spending time online working on their music skills instead of mindlessly surfing the Web. They can see their child's joy in playing the games, and they'll observe solid progress as their child moves through the carefully planned curriculum.