Chord Theory

Certified Teachers

Solfege Ear Training

Age Appropriate Methods

Let's Play Music introduces foundational music theory to children in the Milwaukee area. During this three-year program, we use fun and engaging instruction for children ages 4 to 6. 

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)

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.

The goal of Let’s Play Music is to equip children with the tools they need to develop complete musicianship. We go deeper than traditional piano lessons. Our instructors teach chord structure, sight-singing, ear training, and classical music. 

Let's Play Music Teaches

Total Musicianship

Why Let's Play Music?

Our Flagship Curriculum

Let’s Play Music focuses on sight-reading, chord recognition, and solfege hand signs. We utilize games and play to help teach these musical concepts. 

Learn more about each year below.

In the second year of instruction, children begin to learn the piano. They also learn chord notation, harmonic improvisation, and intervals.

Second Year

Introduction to Keyboard

In the first year, we focus on building foundational skills in music. We introduce our students to staff reading and rhythm with the use of tone bells. Kids also begin learning harmony with the autoharp.

First Year

Keyboard Prep

During their third year, our students learn proper piano form. They also begin transposing and composing music. 

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

Program costs for Let’s Play Music include:  

 

1. Upon enrollment, a student materials fee is due. The class materials are curated to provide the best support for musical education. 

 

1st Year Student Materials - $88

 

2nd Year Student Materials - $64

 

3rd Year Student Materials - $72


 

2. A monthly tuition fee is paid directly to your Milwaukee Let’s Play Music instructor. It includes parent communication, weekly classes, use of classroom instruments, and a year-end recital. For specific details, please contact your local Milwaukee music instructor via email.

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Learn more about our other curricula below.

Ages 0-4

Our introductory class for children and their caregivers, during which we provide an early taste of musical instruction.

Ages 7-12

Our accelerated piano class provides older students with a chance for rapid growth.