This was the fifth year we have attended the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) In-Service Workshop (annual conference) and the first year of our full-out launch of the classroom MerrieNan Melodies (MNM) program. Many wonderful music educators from the state of Kansas stopped by our booth and learned about the unique opportunity that MNM offers to kids. Music teachers can joyfully and easily teach their K-4 (and beyond) students how to read music with keyboards. We had some powerful data to share from the pilot program in Concordia and teachers responded positively. We are passionate about getting this method out to kids!
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I have a huge success story in my studio! If it works for this student, it can work for anybody! Bless this little girl’s heart; she had major diagnosed learning problems. You know how some students can just go right into any music reading system and don’t need any extra help–they comprehend it easily. Other students can have difficulties grasping the staff and notation. I tried many different ways to facilitate her learning for several years. When I saw how this girl responded immediately to MerrieNan Melodies, I knew it would also make it easier for all young children to learn to read music. That’s why I am going to do MerrieNan Melodies with all of my beginning students. The students and I love your spinner and the octave cards (Pick a Note Cards)! They are very unique! [To piano teachers,] I would say, “Try it and prepare to be amazed.”Betty Todd Smith