Course Overview

Pianokids®, Violinkids® and Guitarkids® are courses for young beginners and offer teachers multiple levels to create a solid music background. Each method book has the same note-by-note approach and corresponding theory sequences, but with the unique "clean page" approach, teachers are able to help each students develop their musical skills. Each level features a Lesson Book featuring repertoire and exercises, and an Activity Book with theory, ear-training and sight-reading. Pianokids® also offers a Fun Book for each level with supplementary pieces and exercises.

One Eye Publications method books ultimately lead into the standard late elementary repertoire allowing students who have completed the course to begin playing the great masterpieces or music of their choice.

 

About

Pianokids®

Pianokids® is designed especially for the younger beginner who is four years old and up. It takes into consideration the normal attention span and learning capabilities of the young pianist.

All-In-One Primer Outline of Basic Concepts

  • Introduction to the piano layout

  • Finger Numbers

  • High and Low Pitches

  • Treble Clef Middle C, D, and E. Bass Clef Middle C, B, A presented one note at a time

  • Quarter, Half and Whole Notes

  • Introduction to reading on the Grand Staff

  • Engaging activities compliment the learning process

Book 1 Outline of Basic Concepts ​

  • Finger numbers

  • High and Low Pitches

  • Treble Clef Middle C, D, E, F, G  Bass Clef Middle C, B, A, G, F one note at a time

  • Quarter, Half, Whole, Dotted Half and Eighth Notes introduced 

  • Staccato touch

  • Introduction to the Grand Staff and Hands-Together Playing

  • Dynamics

Book 2 Outline of Basic Concepts

  • Review of Middle C Position

  • C Position and G Position

  • "Out of Position" Playing through scales and triads

  • 6/8 Time

  • Chord accompaniment

  • Key signatures

  • Further exploration of dynamics and musical articulation

 

Book 3 Outline of Basic Concepts

  • D Major, F Major, A minor scales and key signatures

  • Tonic, Subdominant, Dominant Chords

  • Whole-Tone Scale

  • Chromatic Scales

  • Independence of hands through contrapuntal and imitative pieces

Book 4 Outline of Basic Concepts

  • Sixteenth Notes and TripletsNotes

  • Introduction to 12-Tone Technique and Aleatoric Music

  • Elementary Baroque Pieces by Mozart, Turk and Clarke

  • Unique Technique and Studies book featuring works by Hanon, Czerny and Burgmuller

Pianokids® Journey

For the older beginner or adult

Book 1: whole, half, quarter, eighth, dotted quarter notes

  • chords in C and G

  • sharps, flats, natural

  • simple time

Book 2: chords and chord patterns in multiple keys

  • Folk tunes, blues, Baroque and Classical melodies

Theory Book: basic musical concepts to support material in the Lesson books.

 

 About Violinkids®

After many requests for a course of violin study with a note-focused approach, Violinkids® was created for the younger beginner who is four years old and up. The early years of a young child's life are crucial for developing mental processes, muscle coordination and listening development. Children learn words after hearing them spoken multiple times by others and later develop the skills necessary to learn how to write them. A similar process occurs when children learn to play an instrument and read music. 

Violinkids® is structured to allow children to learn to read the music presented to them one note at a time but also focuses on creating a clear tone on the instrument through various listening and ear-training exercises. The end result of such learning structures gives students the skills and knowledge to continue learning repertoire by the great composers. 

All-In-One Primer Outline of Basic Concepts

  • Introduction to playing and holding the instrument

  • Finger Numbers

  • Selected notes from the E and A String introduced one at a time

  • Quarter, Half and Whole Notes

  • Introduction to reading the Treble Staff

Level 3 Outline of Basic Concepts

  • Introduces G Major, A Major, A minor and D minor scales

  • 6/8 time

  • Mixture of Classical, Folk tunes and Fiddle tunes.

Level 1 Outline of Basic Concepts 

  • Introduction to playing and holding the instrument

  • Finger numbers

  • Notes from the E, A further explored one note at a time

  • Quarter, Half, Whole and Eighth Notes are introduced 

  • D Major Scale

  • Rests

  • Dynamics

Level 2 Outline of Basic Concepts

  • Notes on the D String

  • Dotted Half Note, Dotted Quarter and Sixteenth Notes are Introduced

  • A Major and G Major Scales

  • Two-Note Bowing

  • Key signatures and Accidentals

  • Further exploration of dynamics and musical articulation

 

About

Guitarkids®

For almost a decade, Guitarkids® has continued to become a staple in guitar education for young children. With easy-to-understand note-by-note lessons, fun and familiar songs and a musical approach, we have made it more enjoyable than ever for children to learn how to play the guitar!

Level 1 Outline of Basic Concepts 

  • Introduction to playing and holding the instrument

  • Finger numbers

  • Notes from the E, B, G explored one at a time

  • Quarter, Half, Whole, Dotted Half and Eighth Notes introduced 

  • Chord Accompanyment

Level 2 Outline of Basic Concepts

  • Notes on All Strings Introduced

  • Dotted Dotted Quarter Note

  • Introduction to TAB Reading

  • Duets for the Student and Teacher

  • Key signatures and Accidentals

  • Further exploration of chords and musical articulation