“The WunderKeys method solved all of the problems I had with traditional methods: boring theory, an uninspiring, awkward and frustrating transition to note reading, and not truly developmentally appropriate for young children.”
Like many teachers, Michelle discovered WunderKeys when an internet search led her to our treasure trove of preschool and primer printables.
She started using WunderKeys materials in small increments, incorporating them into lessons with her bored beginner students. The games were a huge hit. Her kids were smiling about theory time instead of sighing, and the note reading activities were very helpful for students struggling with reading music on the staff.
“Eventually, I grew curious about the method books and about the possibility of actually teaching preschoolers. My youngest child was still a preschooler, and my second youngest child was in kindergarten. I decided I had two perfect candidates for a pilot run of both the preschool and the primer books.”
“I figured that if the books won them over to learning the piano, they would win me over, too.”
Neither of her younger children had expressed a strong interest yet in learning the piano, so she figured that if the books won them over to learning the piano, they would win her over, too, and then, maybe she could expand her student base by offering lessons to younger children.
“I began to suspect my kindergartener might surpass my 8 year old in note reading.”
“After just 5 lessons in the primer book, my kindergartener was already learning note reading skills that hadn’t been introduced in my 8 year old’s method book until he’d been taking lessons for months. I began to suspect my kindergartener might surpass my 8 year old in note reading. I was sold.”
Seeing the progress her own children made with WunderKeys and the joy that bubbled up out of them during every lesson was enough for her to make the switch to WunderKeys.
“The WunderKeys method solved all of the problems I had with traditional methods: boring theory, uninspiring, awkward and frustrating transition to note reading, and not truly developmentally appropriate for young children.”
“I feel a little sad that I didn’t know about WunderKeys when my daughter was young. She is highly motivated and has learned well from traditional methods, but I feel bad when I think about how much further along she could be had I been able to give her the WunderKeys advantage when she was 4 and 5 and asking to learn to play.”
“I also feel a little sad for my students who have plowed through the traditional method and were just finishing up their primer books when I discovered WunderKeys.”
After using the program with her own children, she adopted the WunderKeys Method Books and never looked back.
”I almost doubled my studio–and my paycheck–overnight.”
“WunderKeys doubled my studio. I wanted to take on more students but I didn’t want to compete with the other teacher in my school for students. I was currently teaching 12 or 13 students and was hoping to pick up about 10-12 more. I discussed it with the preschool director and sent out an email just to the kindergarten families. I explained a little bit about the WunderKeys books and announced that I would be accepting 3-5 year olds for private piano lessons in the fall. That was all it took. I almost doubled my studio–and my paycheck—overnight.”
Michelle’s new students are having as much success with WunderKeys as her own children.
“I have received nothing but positive feedback in response to WunderKeys. In fact, WunderKeys may have saved piano lessons for one of my students.”
Michelle is currently teaching a five year old student who had taken a year of piano lessons from another teacher using a traditional method book. The little girl hated piano lessons and cried about going.
After moving towns, the little girl signed up for piano lessons with Michelle.
“Tough challenge, right? A five year old who doesn’t want to be there. I placed her in the WunderKeys primer book. After just one lesson, her mom came up to me and started raving about her daughter’s change of heart toward piano lessons.”
“I don’t know what you’re doing in there, but my daughter used to cry every time she had to go to piano lessons.”
Michelle is beyond thrilled.
“Had I not discovered WunderKeys, I’d have plodded along with her in the traditional method book that she hated, and she’d likely still hate piano lessons. I’m so thankful to have discovered this amazing method that teaches well, yet makes learning so much fun for little ones.”
If you’re still on the fence about WunderKeys, Michelle has this to say…
“Don’t hesitate! Just do it! You won’t regret it.”
“On the other hand, if you’d like to see some hands-on, tangible proof, check out all the free printable resources on the WunderKeys website. Start including those in some of your lessons and watch how your students light up and gain confidence. Then make the switch.”