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by Paula Manwaring

Minimusic is a pre-reading music course which teaches the basic theory concepts for children ages 5-7. Each of the 34 lessons are outlines in an easy to follow lesson plan. Each lesson is designed to be completed within an hour.

Minimusic is designed to teach in small groups. It can also be adapted for a larger class setting.
Theory concepts are taught through stories, songs, games, worksheets, and class activities.

Minimusic prepares students for studying piano, voice, and small instruments

Minimusic graduates are well prepared to begin regular music lessons on a primer level. Their working knowledge of rhythm and counting is outstanding! They will move very quickly as they have a solid understanding of the basic theory concepts.

Minimusic Teacher's Kit is all inclusive. Student Workbooks are required for the course and are sold separately. Contents Include: Teacher's Manual outlining each lesson; Student Workbook - Sample; Cloth Keyboard and Transparencies; Flash Cards (instrument, note value, rhythm, musical alphabet, intervals, keys); Music Symbol and Instrument Bingo Games; Bingo Chips; Pitch Puppets; CD with songs and instrument sounds.

Theory Concepts Taught
Rhythm and steady beat; counting and clapping any combination of the note values learned (two-eighth notes to whole notes); white key names; basic music symbols; line/space note recognition; basic pitch; direction of reading; intervals up to a 5th; musical alphabet; as well as familiarity with many musical instruments and their families.

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Are you currently a Minimusic Instructor and want to use the official Minimusic logo, title, and characters to publicize your Minimusic classes? Complete this form here and send it to us by mail, fax, or email

Neil A. Kjos Music Company
4382 Jutland Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
F: 858-270-3507
E: [email protected]

Sample Pages
KP18T - Minimusic Teacher's Kit - (Sample Lesson Outline) KP18S - Minimusic Student Workbook - (Sample Worksheet)
Video Files
KP18T - Kreative Keyboard Component - (Sample Video)
KP18T - Minimusic Introductory Video Guide - (Sample Video)
KP18T - A Parent's Guide To Minimusic - (Sample Video)
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