Chord Theory

Certified Teachers

Solfege Ear Training

Age Appropriate Methods

Kids ages 4-6 will learn music in fun and creative ways during the Let's Play Music music theory program. We encourage all kids to start their musical education with a solid foundation, which is why our preschool music classes in Madison are perfect for you!

Musical Talent Starts Here

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1st Year Student Materials - $88

(plus sales tax for AZ residents)

2nd Year Student Materials - $64

(plus sales tax for AZ residents)

3rd Year Student Materials - $72

(plus sales tax for AZ residents)

Program Costs

The Let’s Play Music program has two cost components. 

The materials fee is due during enrollment. Our materials are hand-picked to provide the best support for your child’s musical education.

1st Year Student Materials - $88

2nd Year Student Materials - $64

3rd Year Student Materials - $72

Tuition fees will vary by location. For details specific to our Madison preschool music classes, contact your local instructor via email. This fee is paid directly to the instructor monthly. It includes weekly class, communication with parents, classroom instrument use, and a recital at the end of the year. 
 

We've Struck a Chord!

What Parents Are Saying about Let's Play Music!

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I had heard great things about the program and decided to enroll my youngest. Oh, how I wish my older kids had had this program! He has learned SO much. As we are finishing up his 3rd year, I can honestly say I had no idea how much he would learn and be able to do! What a wonderful experience it has been! 

Cheryl M.

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I love Let's Play Music! It turned my monotone singing son into a now 12-year-old who has sung solos and loves to sing in choirs! As a music teacher, I am amazed at the wonderful musical foundation that Let's Play Music gives its students. It is so fun and yet so comprehensive!

Amy S.

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My kids have always loved music, but Let’s Play Music took them to the next level and has made them into mini musicians! I love this program because it develops a love of music in kids and helps them learn to be creative and explore music from a very young age.

Laura V.

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I love the Let's Play Music program! I love the carefully thought out, step-by-step process of teaching music fundamentals to children through age-appropriate methods. This is truly a life-changing experience for children and their parents!

Linda H.

The Let's Play Music program is different from basic piano lessons in that we teach comprehensive musicianship. The instructors in our preschool music classes in Madison focus on chord structure, classical music instruction, ear training, and sight-singing.

Why Let's Play Music?

Our Flagship Curriculum

The curriculum for our Madison preschool music classes teach foundational teach foundational musical concepts in an engaging and fun way. Some of our curriculum components include chord recognition, solfege, and sight-reading.

In the second year, students begin playing the piano. We also start teaching chord notation, harmonic improvisation, and intervals.

Second Year

Introduction to Keyboard

Students begin working with harmony, rhythm, and reading in the first year. Some of the tools we use include songs, Tone Bells, games, and the autoharp.

First Year

Keyboard Prep

In the last year, kids get introduced to transposing and composing music. Additionally, they learn how to use proper form for piano playing.

Third Year

Piano Skills

First Year

Keyboard Prep

Second Year

Introduction to Keyboard

Third Year

Piano Skills

The Let's Play Music curriculum is centered in the teachings of the music masters Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze.  These men were revolutionist who changed the attitudes of teaching music to children.  Their philosophies are at the heart of our curriculum and you will see their methodologies in each detailed lesson plan.

Zoltán Kodály

In the Kodály Method children are first introduced to musical concepts through playful, natural experience. He emphasized the use of the folk song in all early music education, stating that they are the ‘mother tongue’ for teaching music.   Melodic patterning, the repetition of certain notes in a row, trains both the ear and the eye to read the patterns on the staff.  Adding solfeg handsigns and syllables further enhanced the learning experience. He used both folk music and songs that are based on the pentatonic scale to help teach the art of singing in tune.

Émile Jaques-Dalcroze

The Dalcroze method, taught in his Eurhythmics schools, is another approach music educators use to foster music appreciation, ear-training and improvisation while improving musical skills. In this method, the body is the main instrument.  Students learn rhythm and structure by listening to music and expressing what they hear through spontaneous bodily movement. (I.e. walking to quarter notes, skipping to dotted notes.)

Carl Orff

In the Carl Orff approach, children are taught concepts through improvisation, composition and a natural sense of play.  He taught using folk music and music composed by the children themselves.  All musical concepts were taught through singing, chanting, dance, movement, drama and the playing of percussion instruments. He believed the order of instruments should be: 1. Body Percussion  2. Voice  3. Simple Percussion Instruments  4. Barred Instruments

(For example, our tone bell set is an Orff instrument!)

Let's Play Music was founded in great educational philosophies

Learning From the Masters

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Explore our classes!

Learn more about our other curricula below.

Ages 0-4

This early music class allows children and caregivers to explore music together.

Ages 7-12

We offer an accelerated program for older students new to the piano to help them gain proficiency rapidly.