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READY TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN online PIANO LESSONS?

You won’t believe all the lessons, materials and bonuses included with your membership!

what is it?

A FLEXIBLE, AFFORDABLE AND FUN APPROACH TO LEARNING THE PIANO.

Developed by a mom and piano teacher.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS ACCESSIBLE AND COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE APPROACH TO LEARNING THE PIANO.

Your membership includes access to ALL the materials in the Busy Kids Do Piano program. Your child can work through the lesson videos and materials at a pace that works well for his age, ability and developmental needs.

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Video lessons where I explain new concepts and material and play all of the music your child will be learning.
  • Checklists and progress markers within each module
  • Downloadable theory worksheets, technique exercises and songs.
  • An accompanying “Parent Guide” for each level, with specific instructions that correspond to each lesson, helping you to partner alongside me in teaching your child.
  • Bonus materials that include listening activities, composer biographies and more.
  • Downloadable certificates at the end of each level to incentivize your child
A sneak peek at one of our lesson modules!

what’s included?

I CURRENTLY OFFER 100 LESSONS SPANNING 5 LEVELS

and I’m adding more lessons all the time!

LEVEL 1

CONCEPTS LEARNED

  • Quarter note, half note, whole note, and eighth note rhythms
  • The names of all the white keys on the piano
  • Finger numbers
  • Middle C & C Position on the keyboard & staff
  • Playing with legato & staccato touch
  • Intervals of 2nds and 3rds
  • Dynamics

SONGS LEARNED

  • Jingle Bells
  • New World
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Down By the Station
  • And many more songs & exercises!
LEVEL 2

CONCEPTS LEARNED

  • Treble C position, G position
  • The stem rule
  • Intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths
  • C Major scale & bridges
  • Ritardando and D.C. al Fine
  • G Major scale & bridges
  • Sharps
  • Transposition
  • Ledger Lines

SONGS LEARNED

  • Sonatina by Bolck
  • Can-Can
  • Melody by Gurlitt
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
  • Greensleeves
  • Echoes by Kohler
  • And many more songs & exercises!
LEVEL 3A

CONCEPTS LEARNED

  • Harmonizing C Major, F Major, G Major, A minor & E minor scales with primary chords
  • C Major, F Major, G Major, A Minor & E minor scales & key signatures
  • Composing bass clef chords using treble clef melody notes
  • Playing music from a lead sheet
  • Triplets
  • Cross Hand Arpeggios
  • Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Sightreading

SONGS LEARNED

  • Dinah
  • Rise & Shine
  • Waltz by Gurlitt
  • Etude in A Minor by Kohler
  • Happy Birthday to You
  • Melody by Baumfelder
  • Country Ride by Kohler
  • Swan Lake Theme
LEVEL 3B

CONCEPTS LEARNED

  • Playing with a metronome
  • D Major Scale, key signature & primary chords
  • Inversions in C Major, G Major, D Major, A Minor & E Minor
  • A & e melodic minor scale
  • Sonatina Form
  • 3/8 and 6/8 time signature
  • Intervals of 6ths
  • Composition

SONGS LEARNED

  • Gavotte by Carr
  • Melody for Left Hand by Schytte
  • Sonatina by Clementi
  • Scarborough Fair
  • The Fair by Czerny
  • Little Prelude by Schytte
  • Allegro by Hook
  • Fur Elise by Beethoven
LEVEL 4A (new!)

CONCEPTS LEARNED

  • Composition
  • Half steps & whole steps
  • Cut Time
  • Intervals of 7ths
  • The Octave
  • One Octave Arpeggios
  • D Minor Scale, Primary Chords & Inversions

 

 

SONGS LEARNED

  • Dreidl
  • Canario by von der Hofe
  • Swinging
  • Rainy Day Waltz
  • The Busy Machine
  • Tumbalalaika
  • Tarantella by Lynes
  • Quadrille by Haydn

 

wait…there’s more?

YES! I have loads of bonus lessons and other resources!

Supplementary Lessons

Additional supplementary bonus lessons include ear training activities and mini-lessons on duets and improvisation. I’ll also teach your students accompaniment skills and strengthen her understanding of rhythm with fun rhythm ensemble lessons.

Games

Review keyboard geography and staff note reading using fun computer games!

Composer Notes & Biographies

Read through these kid-friendly biographies with your child to learn more about the four major periods of musical history and some well-known composers of each period.

"Reward" Lessons

As your child moves through the program, he will unlock special “bonus lessons” to learn popular songs from movies and radio.

Video Masterclasses

Access monthly video livecasts (including all archived materials) where families have a chance to submit questions, get to know Carly better and receive support and ideas for musical learning.

Discount for Busy MOMS Do Piano

Many parents are content with learning alongside their children in the Busy Kids program, but for parents who want to work more quickly and cut to the chase, you’ll have access to 50% off your Busy Moms Do Piano membership.

Community

Our private Facebook group gives families a chance to foster community as we get to know one another, ask questions, and share performances. Monthly practice challenges keep students motivated and excited to complete specific tasks.

WHO ARE THESE LESSONS FOR?

For a younger beginner, you can take things slowly and assist your child in working through each video, making sure that she understands the material before moving onto the next lesson.

While the course is geared for a younger learner, a bigger kid may be able to move through the course at a quicker pace and practice independently.

Grown-ups (that's YOU!) will learn alongside your child as you watch the videos together, making you an invaluable tool to his musical progression.

BOTTOM LINE

This course is for ANY KID who wants to learn to play the piano!

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

FAQS FOR YOU!

Do I need to know how to play the piano in order to help my child through this course?

NOPE! Because of the nature of the course, you will be able to learn concepts along with your child, and I’ve created lots of supportive materials to help you oversee your child’s progress.

If you watch the videos with your child, you will learn all the new concepts along with him. At the end of each lesson’s materials is a PARENT CHECKLIST to help you ensure your child is ready to progress to the next lesson.

I’ve also created a Parent Guide, with specific notes, practice suggestions and things to watch for that correspond with every lesson.

That said, if you WANT to learn to play the piano, I do offer the parents of my Busy Kids a special discount code for my adult-level course (Busy Moms Do Piano), so that they can move at a quicker pace and dig deeper, if they wish.

Does my child need a fancy piano for practicing?

Fancy pianos are fun to play on, but definitely not required in order to move through this course. Check out this blog post for budget-friendly piano recommendations suitable for your child’s first piano.

Can I use this course for siblings?

Absolutely! One membership can be utilized for your entire household.

If you’d like to set up individual logins with individual progress trackers for each child, there is a $5/month additional charge per account within the same household.

Do I have to purchase books for my child to take the lessons?

Your subscription includes all the pages of music, theory and bonus materials — everything your child will need to complete the lessons in the course. The only additional material I might suggest (besides a piano, of course) would be a rhythm instrument, such as a tambourine, drum, triangle or wood block.

Will I have access to you as my piano instructor?

Yes! I am active on the comments within each module and on our members-only Facebook group on weekdays to give feedback and offer additional tips and value.

I’m also very responsive to e-mail!

How long will it take to complete the courses?

You can adjust the courses to fit the needs and abilities of your child. Many students breeze through the first lesson or 2 (or more) but then need additional time to work through later lessons as things get more detailed. You will guide your child to move through it at a pace that fits for him — there’s no right or wrong pace to move from one lesson to the next.

I’m often adding new material, so there is plenty for your student to work through!Will

Is there a contract or commitment?

Nope. You can upgrade or cancel your account anytime and for any reason. If you cancel before the end of the billing period, you’ll retain access until that period is over.

What if my student has had previous lessons?

No problem! We can make sure your student finds a good starting point within my program. The members’ dashboard includes a brief student assessment to help gauge which level is appropriate for your student. You can also e-mail me with specific questions regarding previous methods and experience so that we can tailor the program to meet your student’s needs.

How old does my child need to be to participate in this program?

Every child is unique and there’s not a “one-size-fits-all” age for beginning lessons. I have students as young as 4 all the way through teenagers who are currently working their way through this program.

I have a handy resource guide about getting started with piano lessons that you can have delivered to your inbox HERE that will help you decide if your student is ready for piano lessons.

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what do people think?

LOVE FROM BUSY PARENTS

Not only did piano lessons just become so convenient, but it’s so affordable. My two kids (8 & 9 year olds) LOVE practicing and working through the modules. Carly is personable and her videos provide clear instructions that my kids can understand. She has taken the stress out of practicing by giving us some tips about how to structure practice time. In addition to the modules being easily accessible, it allows my kids to move at their own pace. Some modules they move through in a few days, others take longer. The music is fun too! It’s not just lessons, but she has provided a ton of BONUS materials about composers, writing music, listening activities, hymns…etc. The website is easy to navigate which is another time-saver. We absolutely love Carly and the expertise that she brings to our home! I am so glad we can access such a wonderful instructor via online!

-Kristine K
Mom

My 5-year-old son woke up the morning after his first lesson, bright and bubbly, and immediately asked for another piano lesson from Ms. Carly! The parent support materials are awesome and helpful for me in deciding when he is ready for the next lesson. When I have questions, Carly is helpful and available to answer my questions and give me specific suggestions. The value of this course is incredible for the amount of materials included along with access to an experienced teacher.

THANK YOU for making this SO EASY to incorporate into our already busy and super packed homeschooling days!

-Heidi Deschryver
Homeschooling Mom

Carly has a passion for music that is impressive. Whether it’s working with students in her piano studio, playing in the pit for a musical, recording holiday music or playing in a worship service, Carly gets the most out of each opportunity. I’ve worked with Carly on many different occasions and I’m continually amazed at her level of musicianship. She is an accomplished musician and is always well prepared.

Carly’s piano students adore her. My two daughters benefited greatly from their piano instruction with Carly. She has a delightful personality and a very special knack for sharing the gift of music.

Tim McCarthy
Band Director, Glen Hills Middle School

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ANNUAL
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Annual Subscription
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