My Piano is a unique and fun way for kids aged 5 and up to learn how to play piano or keyboard! An animated character named Pam the Piano guides kids through over 100 lessons by former Juilliard School of Music instructor Irma Irene Justicia, M.A.
My Piano covers the basics, such as proper hand position and rhythm, and moves on to reading music notation, playing songs and more. An animated keyboard shows kids where to put their fingers as the music plays, and the speed of the music can be adjusted with MIDI tracks so that each child can learn at his or her own pace. When used with a MIDI keyboard, kids get instant feedback on their playing, telling them which notes were played incorrectly and what should have been played instead. Separate audio tracks (left / right hand, full song / voice only) and colourful MIDI accompaniments provide exciting options to have fun with. My Piano is the complete program that will get your child playing piano!
Built-in accessories include: Digital Metronome: Kids can keep a steady beat with audio and/or visual feedback. Digital Recorder: Allows kids to record and play themselves back for friends and family to hear!
Research has proven that children who play an instrument do better in school, make friends more easily, are more creative, learn self-discipline, and gain self-confidence. Get your child started playing with the easy and fun way to learn - eMedia My Piano
The fun way to learn: Now it's easy for kids aged five and up to learn how to play piano! An animated character named Pam the Piano guides kids through over 100 lessons by former Juilliard School of Music instructor Irma Irene Justicia, M.A. Games make learning fun, and kids will learn songs that they can share with their friends!
Animated keyboard: The animated keyboard shows colour-coded fingerings as the music plays so kids can easily follow along. Double-clicking on any chord or note will also show them where to put their fingers.
Interactive feedback: When used with a MIDI keyboard, kids get instant feedback on notes and rhythms they played wrong and find out what they should have played instead. There's also an overall score to show them how well they did on the song.
Full-motion videos: the lessons are easy to follow with our large-format videos, featuring split-screens and close-ups that guide kids through songs and playing techniques.
Interactive games: Games help children learn chords and songs by reviewing what they learned in the lessons. By interacting with the playful characters and scenes, kids will have fun while learning music!
Audio and MIDI tracks: Audio playback for selected lessons include piano only, voice only, and full audio including both piano and voice. Play along with tracks that you can speed up or slow down including colourful MIDI accompaniments, metronome tick, left-hand part, right-hand part, or the two-handed performance.
Metronome: kids can set their own tempo and get audio and/or visual cues for staying on beat so they can play in time with the music.
Recorder: The digital recorder allows kids to play into the computer's built-in microphone (or an external one), record their performance, and save it to the computer. This handy tool lets them listen to what they played and share it with their family and friends. Reviews:
"Well thought out and engaging." - American Music Teacher Magazine
"As a trained pianist, eMedia My Piano is a great first time program to jump-start a future pianist into playing piano at an early age... this program uses the same basic training methods that I went through." - Joshua Virata, The U.S. Daily
"A smart, clean, and easy to follow piano tutorial for beginners... one of the best interactive piano training packages available." - Chad Criswell, MusicEdMagic.com System Requirements:
Windows: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, 64 MB Free RAM, CD-ROM Drive;Mac: Mac OS X 10.3 or later, 64 MB free RAM, CD-ROM Drive