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Homeschooler Curriculum Ordering Help

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We are delighted that you want to give the gift of music reading to your child or children! YOU can do this and MerrieNan Melodies can help. Included in each leveled set is our Online Training Manual which walks you through the lessons.  Click here for a sample of one of the Lesson Scripts. These lessons are designed so that you, the parent and teacher, can adjust the vocabulary and pacing for your child. 

This page was designed to help you decide which curriculum package fits your family’s needs. For a fraction of the cost of a piano teacher (over $1100 per year per child in the Kansas City area), your child can learn to read music in the comfort of your own home.  Since many of the materials may be shared, you can add more children and the monthly cost reduces!  

Click on Book Previews under the Products button to preview a few pages from our books.

The options explained below are intended to make it easy to decide what to order for your family’s needs.  The Order Form format may be helpful in your decision-making process.  All book titles are listed for each level and the specific kit contents are included as well.  The only prices listed for books are for the consumable books that you may need for additional children in a family. All needed books for one child are included in the sets.  Also, feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about what to order.

 

BONUS!  Help your child learn the Dolch 224 basic sight words with the MNM approach.  

Betty Smith’s parents loved the MNM approach to learning to read music and said, “I wish we had this for reading.”  Well, we do!  Included in the MNM Reading Sight Word Program set are 1) Teacher Directions and Notes, 2) Procedure for Each Sight Word, 3) Set of 224 Colored Sight Words with Black and White Version on the Back, 4) Set of 224 Sight Words to Copy and Color, 5) List of 220 Dolch Sight Words, 6) MNM Individual Alphabet Reference Card, 7) MNM ABC Music Note Code, 8) Sample Cut Card, 9) MNM Dot Sticker Set (35 stickers), and 10) C-to-B Octave Limit Card Set (2 cards). 

Price: $46.65

 

Option 1:  

You have one 4-6 or 7 year old child and want the set of beginner materials.

The EarlyStart Startup Set includes the popular Trifolio Case Kit which keeps the materials neatly organized and available; the handy Tote holds the Kit and books.  This is our original case approach which has been a favorite with students and parents. The three books give your family the best opportunity to learn to read music.

What if you do not read music?  We have had parents learn how to read music while helping their children through the MNM materials. The Online Training Manual content includes specific page helps, teacher tips, and guidance in using our innovative and successful program. In addition, you will have access to our 50+ years of experience in teaching music.  Your children will have fun while they easily learn how to read music.

Included in the EarlyStart Startup Set is the Kit with Tote, 3 books, and the EarlyStart Online Training Manual. 

EarlyStart Startup Set

Price: $219.00

 

There is an optional EarlyStart Coloring Book which gives the young child extra opportunities to reinforce the newly learned note names and colors. 

You may order this as a hardcopy, consumable book: 

EarlyStart Coloring Book (print copy)

Price: $9.95

 

Or you may order this electronic version:

EarlyStart Coloring Book (electronic version)

Price: $9.95

 

 

Option 2:  

You have one child who is 7-8 years old or older and want the set of beginner materials.

The WriteStart Startup Set (Level A) includes the popular Trifolio Case Kit which keeps the materials neatly organized and available; the handy Tote holds the Kit and books.  This is our original case approach which has been a favorite with students and parents. The five books give your family the best opportunity to learn to read music.

What if you do not read music?  We have had parents learn how to read music while helping their children through the MNM materials. The Online Training Manual content includes specific page helps, teacher tips, and guidance in using our innovative and successful program. In addition, you will have access to our 50+ years of experience in teaching music.  Your children will have fun while they easily learn how to read music.

Included in the WriteStart Startup Set (Level A) is the Kit with Tote, 5 books, and the WriteStart Online Training Manual.

WriteStart Startup Set

Price: $279.00

 

 

Option 3:  You have more than one child.

  • Children in a family can share the kit materials.
  • Children may share the songbooks if the children are at the same level (Pre-A, A, B, or C).

For the first child in the family, order Option 1 or 2 above.

 

For each additional 4-6 year old, order (if you ordered Option 1):

 

EarlyStart Musician’s Book

Price: $29.95

 

EarlyStart Composer’s Book

Price: $19.95

 

These books are consumable because the child will write in these books (perhaps with parental help).  Each child needs his or her own EarlyStart Musician’s Book and EarlyStart Composer’s Book.

 

For an additional child aged 7 or older, order (if you ordered Option 1):

 

WriteStart Book Set

Price: $159.00

 

 

For each additional child aged 7 or older, order (if you ordered Option 2):

 

WriteStart Musician’s Book

Price: $29.95

 

WriteStart Composer’s Book

Price: $19.95

 

These books are consumable because the student will write in the books. Each student needs his or her own WriteStart Musician’s Book and WriteStart Composer’s Book.

 

What’s Next?

After your child completes the startup set, he or she moves onto the next level.  EarlyStart is followed by the WriteStart Book Set.  

WriteStart Book Set

Price: $159.00

 

The child who finishes the WriteStart level moves onto the WriteRhythm Book Set.

WriteRhythm Book Set

Price: $199.00

 

After the WriteRhythm level, order the WriteWay Book Set.

WriteWay Book Set

Price: $79.00

 

Each book set includes access to the Online Training Manual for that particular level. 

Again, if you have multiple children at the same level, you only need to order these consumable books after you purchase the leveled book set.

WriteStart Musician’s Book 

Price: $29.95

 

WriteStart Composer’s Book

Price: $19.95

 

WriteRhythm Musician’s Book

Price: $29.95

 

WriteRhythm Composer’s Book

Price: $19.95

 

WriteWay Musician’s Book

Price: $29.95