Chord Theory

Certified Teachers

Solfege Ear Training

Age Appropriate Methods

Let’s Play Music is a fun foundational music theory class for your child that begins at age 4 - 6. This three-year program solves the problem that a child is most ready to learn music at an early age, but their fingers and letter skills are not yet ready. 

Musical Talent Starts Here

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Look Inside Let's Play Music

1st Year Student Materials - $91

(plus sales tax for AZ residents)

2nd Year Student Materials - $72

(plus sales tax for AZ residents)

3rd Year Student Materials - $79

(plus sales tax for AZ residents)

Student Materials

Crafted to

Educate & Engage

All children are musical, they just need to be given the right tools. Each Semester of the Let's Play Music program has a set of specially crafted class materials designed to help your child become their musical best.

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.

Far beyond piano lessons, your Let’s Play Music student will also learn chord structure, ear training, sight singing, and classical music instruction. We take full advantage of the brain’s ability to absorb musical concepts and teach skills in an age appropriate way. Solfege hand signs, folk songs, games, imagination and creativity are important components of each lesson.

Let's Play Music Teaches

Total Musicianship

Why Let's Play Music?

Our Flagship Curriculum

Throughout the Let's Play Music program, solfege, chord recognition, and sight reading are strategically taught through games and play. Learn more about each semester below.

In the second year, we transfer these skills to playing the piano where we also learn chord notation, intervals, and harmonic improvisation. 

Second Year

Introduction to Keyboard

The first year, we use engaging games and songs using our Tone Bells to teach staff reading and rhythm reading skills.  Our harmony instrument is the autoharp, which each student will independently play to produce harmony and accompany the class.

First Year

Keyboard Prep

By the end of the third year, students are playing piano with proper form, transposing, composing their own music, and are prepared to excel in further music instruction.  

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

Program Costs

The cost of the Let's Play Music program involves both student materials fees and class tuition fees.
 

The student materials fee is paid online directly to Let's Play Music each year at enrollment time.
 

Let's Play Music tuition fee is payable in monthly installments to your local Let’s Play Music teacher and is about the cost of beginning piano lessons in your area. You can email the teacher in your area and ask for the exact tuition cost. Tuition includes the weekly classes, parent communication and training, use of all classroom instruments and teaching tools, and an end-of-year recital. We are dedicated to offering a superb and enriching experience each class session which includes not only instruction but emotional encouragement and healthy social interaction.

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Our certified teachers are trained and mentored over a period of 3 years to become teaching experts.

Explore our classes!

Learn more about our other curricula below.

Ages 0-4

A family class for ages 0-4 and a caregiver. Provides a solid music and preschool foundation using movement, instrument play, nursery rhymes, stories, ear training, singing, and solfege. Parent bonding and emotional security woven into each class.

Ages 7-12

An accelerated piano class for beginners ages 7-12. Students learn appealing repertoire from their very first lesson. Proper piano technique, ear training, chord theory, music history, solfege, and composition come together to produce rapid results.