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CPTP152: A Musicolor Method for Preschoolers with Andrew Ingkavit

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Mar 08

When Andrew Ingkavit’s son wanted to learn piano at age 3, no teacher was willing to take him. This started him on his quest to find a way to teach his son and eventually lead to the creation of the Musicolor method for preschoolers and other beginners.

Andrew Ingavit Musicolor Method

Listen in to learn how Andrew integrates colours into his method, how it is sequenced and his philosophy on music teaching.

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Andrew decided to create a method book
  • How colour is used in the method
  • Why the Musicolor starts with vertical notation
  • How it avoids position or finger number based thinking
  • Andrew’s 7 core principles of music teaching
  • Which type of student this method is particularly suited to

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Does the Musicolor method approach appeal to you?

Did you agree with any particular part of Andrew’s teaching philosophies? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. 🙂

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Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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