Why Musicolor Method Works
We approach music like a language
The Musicolor Method is the shortest path to learning music by playing
We start by playing piano while teaching foundations of music. We use piano because it’s easy to create sound, is visual and easy to understand. By using color, we bypass confusing hieroglyphics of traditional notation and get students playing instantly.
Lesson plans have been designed, researched and tested with thousands of students over the last 15 years in New York City. Further, a small set of teachers across the world from Seattle to Sydney, Washington DC to London, and Pierre to Singapore have been given access and have had amazing results. They’ve proven the efficacy and speed of which Musicolor Method works in impacting students as well as the business bottom line.
- We start every student with piano as it is the simplest visual and logical way
- We use color as educational scaffolding to directly label fingers, keys and notation
- Notation is simplified and grows in complexity over time
- There are 6 phases of simplified notation
- Music theory is presented as games using physical elements for kinesthetic learning
- Songs are graded in phases of simplified notation
- Each lesson is easy, fun and winnable creating massive confidence for students and motivating them to continue learning
- Students can rapidly add or switch to other instruments with a full grounding in music
Finally an answer to teaching children that can't read yet! This is a brilliant idea! For the first time, I have a 5 year old that is finally reading music and using all five fingers. But the most important thing is that the children I teach are enjoying learning to play and singing the songs.
Dora C Koh
Thanks for creating this program, Andrew! It empowers kids to make music and cultivates the interest and desire to learn more. It works! Just as we taught our kids using the balance bike approach versus the training wheels, the musicolor method allows my kids to enjoy making music on their own before having to read the traditional black/white notation.