Learn more efficiently
Are you looking for quick and lasting results when you start music lessons?
Here is a way to mentally ‘download and embed’ information immediately giving an understanding of the ‘bit of information’ you are trying to learn.
*** Visual learners need to see in order to process the information.
*** Auditory learners need to hear the instruction to process it.
*** Kinesthetic learners need to do it, touch it, experience it to process it.
Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing
does it all.
Throughout the curriculum, little hints about the way we process information and why are not only mentioned but infused in throughout the lessons. Enjoy!
Whether playing the piano, violin or cello we start with the very basic information. Once that is embedded in our thinking and muscles, we move onto the next layer of information.
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Violin Sheet Music – Paperback books
Piano Sheet Music – Paperback books
Violin Finger Positions
First Position Playing Cards
Third Position Playing Cards
All the Finger Positions Game
Brand new music education series from Carol Anderson
“New Series Reveals
How To Create amazing
…who have fun while studying”
Gum Drop Notes
Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing
From The Desk of Carol Anderson
Fort Washington, Pa
If you would like to see your little child/children excel in music while actually enjoying practicing, try the series of Gum Drop Notes for teaching piano and violin to little people.
But First, A Warning:
This isn’t one of those series that promises you “amazing results” for doing nothing.
Here’s the deal.
The system I outline in this educational series is working great for me as a teacher, and I believe it can help you, too.
But I’m not suggesting that everyone (or anyone) who completes it is going to become a prodigy.
I don’t know how well the children will do, – it’s likely that many or most of them will fall through the cracks and run off to experience another shiny object. (especially if they don’t follow the directions and work hard), yet this series is so much fun, something has to sink in.
With that said … let me jump right in and show you …
Exactly What You’re Getting
First of all, this isn’t like any educational series you’ve ever tried. There is actually a ton of fluff and filler – to enhance the battle-tested tactics that work.
And it’s easy.
A short digital book, focused on one ‘bit’ of information, will be available for each student to work through in an afternoon. And they’ll immediately understand the entire concept. A few more days of review and that rung of the educational scaffolding ladder will be mastered.
And even though I used this system to teach students the Suzuki repertoire plus lots of extra tunes almost ‘magically’,
It’s About MORE Than Just Playing a song and moving along.
My students play music theory games along with the songs, teaching them complex concepts and embedding a foundation of understanding in the tiniest of ‘minds’.
For example, the first lesson in the music theory games is learning which note sits on a line and which sits on a space: easy but essential. The music theory concepts are introduced over the week by layering one small piece of information through a game. Once mastered, another ‘bit’ is added. Including speed in the games makes it difficult for them to stop and think. They need to be on autopilot for it to become a foundation to their thinking.
I use this same strategy when teaching older students and parents. It works for everyone. No fear that they won’t be able to read black notes, it is introduced throughout the series.
So like I said, there’s more to this little series for mini-musicians than “just” learning to play a tune.
Here’s a fraction of what you’re getting…
- Little clues to how your student/child processes information. Believe it or not, if you try to force the information in through someone else’s learning style…it just doesn’t work.
- How to teach a two-year-old to read music in an hour – even if you don’t know how to read music yourself.
- TODAY: instill a passion for music and learning in both you and your child.
- The nearly ‘magical’ approach to allowing your child to reach their true ability. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It is like teaching a child sign language when they don’t have speech. They certainly can process and communicate far more than we expect.
- A proven way to teach anyone including a young child how to play incredible ‘real’ music quickly. This approach works so well that it makes you look like a hero.
- You need rules and structure and discipline if you are going to put your time into learning anything. True. But why not actually use a method that reaches the person you are trying to influence by knowing how your student learns?
- The “usual stuff” totally backfires when dealing with the very young or those whose plates are full and life is moving on the fast path. Here’s a brand new approach that’s faster, simpler to implement, and quite frankly, in my opinion, better.
- Who makes the best students? Litmus tests to see if you’re getting through to your student.
- How to eliminate resistance. Just use these “magic” Gum Drop Notes and watch the “instantaneous” results.
- Find out why there is an unusual amount of music students who are dropouts.
- Discover how your students will progress and become a musician, with a ‘gift’ that will never be taken away.
- The mysterious secret of reading music, and how you can use this simple method too.
- The best way to teach specific learning styles.
- Why you should never tell a student they didn’t practice because there wasn’t time! Never!
- How traditional music lessons can actually frustrate a little child.
- Why ditching your old opinions about how kids learn can actually skyrocket their ability to learn.
- Don’t compare…each student will progress at their own speed.
- Say goodbye to having to plead with them to practice! This new series trumps anything you’ve ever seen, and hardly anyone has harnessed it.
- It’s OK to be a “musical dummy”. You won’t be for long. You can’t help but learn to play beautiful music when you go through this fun series.
- Forget about the fancy stuff that’s been confusing you even if you are dyslexic or have learning differences.
- The truth about commitment and habits. The stuff you see everyone else doing is failing for the very young, but this new method is easier and works well.
- The absolute fastest way to learn music theory, sight-reading and how to play beautifully.
- What to do if you’re brand new to music.
You’re right …that is a lot of ‘strategies and tactics’. And it’s stuff that nobody else can share with you because nobody else is doing it. I can share with you how this idea had its birth.
But it gets better because you’re also getting …
Apps and videos, books and eBooks!
You will get a complete blueprint of the big picture for setting your goals.
You’ll learn how to teach or play music – with no pressure, no threats,
This simple but effective method has been giving my students great success all the way through the Bach Double Concerto!
The best part of this is that it’s …
Specifically Designed For Young Children and People Who Hate Practicing.
Listen. If you don’t like to tear yourself away from the fires of life to practice, you’re not alone. I truthfully find it difficult myself. Knowing this reality, this is why I’ve spent years developing this system, ‘Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing – Gum Drop Notes’
‘Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing – Gum Drop Notes’
First, you’ll be of genuine help to everyone you use it with. They’ll come away from the experience viewing you as a trusted friend and adviser …regardless of whether or not they succeed and become a professional musician.
The next thing you’ll notice is this:
You’ll know how to perform, help others in their performances and simply have a clearer understanding of the process of learning!
And you’ll do it without stress, pressure, or manipulation. You won’t have to convince anyone of anything, they will simply hunger for more!
That’s because of the way ‘Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing’ works.
With a degree in psychology and accreditation as a Suzuki teacher, I’ve created it using a combination of learning styles, psychological strategies for getting past the short circuits that make us pause and dangerously leave a momentary gap that could trip us and bring our momentum to a halt. Gum Drop Notes magically give each note tone a unique character so that the ear and mind start to imagine the tone and what it looks like.
Here’s What To Do Next
The “cost” of the series is $10.00 a class, and you get it instantly as a download of all the videos, books, and lessons. You are welcome, however, to use the books and videos online, on my website.
As soon as you place your order, you’ll get an automated receipt with a link to the web page where you can use or download the tunes and videos.
You can access it anywhere, immediately, whether riding in a car, on a plane or waiting in a doctor’s office.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering …
THERE IS NO CATCH!
I realize this is very inexpensive …so you might wonder what the “catch” is.
This program is a series.
When you are ready, you will need to purchase the second of the series.
You can ask to have your payment automatically charged to your card every month.
My hope is that you’ll love it and this will be the start of a great time when music becomes a part of your life.
But with all that said, there is ONE thing to keep in mind:
Don’t worry – I don’t have a sales team that will call you and bother you or anything like that.
It’s actually the opposite. I’m betting that you’ll enjoy the book so much, you’ll call me!
You’ll have the use of play-along videos, digital eBooks, games, apps and instructional videos.
Oh. And in case you’re wondering …
Of course, there’s a money-back guarantee.
In fact, I think it’s …
The Boldest Guarantee In The World
That’s right. Just email me or call the number on your receipt and I’ll give you back your $10.00 with no questions asked.
How’s that for being fair?
I Want The Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing Gum Drop Note Series
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
P.S. In case you’re one of those people (like me) who just skip to the end of the letter, here’s the deal:
I’m offering you a series that outlines how to get mini-musicians to play an instrument, study music theory, and sight-read music.
The first level of the Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing Gum Drop Note series is $10.00.
What’s important about this is that understanding the way you or your child or student process information prevents you from wasting energy and time trying to teach someone when they are deaf to your words or blind to what you show them because they learn by moving. (And in my experience, it simply works better.)
There is no “catch” to this offer. You will not be signing up for any “trial” to some monthly program or anything like that unless you choose to..
You won’t regret it.
Here are the membership options for violin students in both the Suzuki and Traditional Methods.
Digital and Zip File Downloads
to print for your own use.
Students of music need to be aware of what is going on around them.
The games require the student to multi-focus on what they are doing as well as what others are doing.
A little competition adds to the fun.
Print the cards and make multiple games.
(not for resale – thanks)
Musical Symbols Tic Tac Toe / Bingo Boards Download
The games are digital downloads, print a sheet for your students to take home. Make a number of cards for a group lesson
Digital Download Violin (1st position and game)
(no mass production, no free downloads or resale please – thanks)
Any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hi, I’m Carol Anderson.
As a music teacher for over 30 years,
it has become evident to me that
I am not simply teaching music….
I am teaching a person how to learn,
at the same time,
Two-year old’s leave after one or two lessons reading rhythms and understanding where they are played on their instruments. Cross my heart!! I have seen it happen multiple times!
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Of course they are. We all know that.
But what does that really mean?
Simply by knowing more about yourself and how you learn you can’t help but start to race ahead of the crowd. Not that we are competing.
Superheroes don’t need to prove themselves.
They simply are who they are, and perform with their advanced ‘honed’ skills.
The qualities of every super hero:
1- Has a goal, a story, the big ‘Why’.
3- Has a Weakness
4- Secret Identity (alter ego)
5- Uses Gadgets
6- Is a Role Model
7- Is Intelligent
8- Has Special Powers
9- Wears a Costume
10- Earns respect
11- He Has a lair or “hideout”
How can you become a super hero?
Over the next few weeks,
I’ll be explaining the unique styles of learning and the special tools I have developed to help you learn surprisingly easily through the backdoor of your mind. This way we go around the ‘road blocks’ to learning that your mind has set up. It is almost like magic.
“The true test of intelligence
isn’t knowledge…it’s imagination”
Let’s work at
‘Igniting Sleeping Brains’ through music.
Sight-reading made easy –
The stems are the color of the string on which the note is played (great when shifting)
The circle is the color of the note the sharp or flat is moving toward.
Really amazing right?
What I’ve Got!!
I’ve developed a unique ‘back-door’ method of teaching, re-patterning, and igniting sleeping brains
What It Will Do for You!
It will help develop your brain…
Allow you to see how it feels to have fluid thinking.
Increase the speed of your mental processes.
Provide familiarity with notes and how they relate to one another.
Learning becomes a pleasure. No more complaints about practicing.
What You Need to Do
To Benefit Mentally and Musically buy the cards or digital cards and books (digital and hard copy) .
Download the freebies.
Walk through this series with me and start to understand just how unique you are.
Use all the materials (in order).
Raise the bar on music education.
Have you ever wondered why some things work with some students and with other students they are total failures?
With yourself…..have you noticed how you give more time to developing what you aren’t gifted at, then with your gifts?
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Using color-coded notes I like to refer to as gum drop notes may seem like the quality and mystic of music theory is being made into child’s play and actually, it is. Whether an adult of 80 years old or child of two, when playing music with the color-coded notes, magic is happening and the walls that ‘music theory’ seems to create melt away. The relationship of notes to one another, the unique quality of each of the basic note tones and the various names they are referred to, not to mention embedding the ‘scale members’ as if members of a team are some of the many benefits of using the Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing sheet music and ten minute music theory games. Enjoy!
Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing is a back door method of working with the unique wiring and learning styles of each individual with the ultimate goal being to ignite sleeping brains.
It has taken many years of studying learning styles, how the brain works and music theory to come out on the other side with the “Ten Minute Music theory games” and “The Gum Drop Note Sheet Music and play-alongs”.
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Begin to sight-read music
while having a yummy time 🙂
Simply start with the basics. Learning the parts of the instrument – download templates to make into cards (the actual card games will be available for purchase as well but if you are crafty, simply download the template and make them yourself.) Each week new templates and digital books will be made available for a short time. Here are some of the beginning lessons. How to hold the instrument Where the open strings sit on the staff E String A String D String G String Songs to play on the open strings while learning to read the four notes at a consistent speed. Easy Peasy Give it a try Email me with questions at email@example.com Share it with your friends. If you would like to see what is available through
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Spit-cato Game – music theory foundation
I suggest you have a violin teacher and use the card games and eBooks as a weekly support.