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Developed over the past 2 decades in multiple music schools, This Whole-Brain learning method refers to new connections formed between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Building on this effect helps students to accelerate their musical aptitude and ability, gaining confidence and heightened creativity beyond standard musical theory.
This intuitively natural way of learning music starts with how to identify the vibration of each note by its distinct sound and color. We have hundreds of students of all ages to identify each note's unique vibration. Our students pick up instruments and read music in a lot less time compared to standard methods.
Whole-Brain learning is the key!
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”
Ludwig van Beethoven
WHAT IS ABSOLUTE PERFECT PITCH?
Absolute Perfect Pitch is the ability to differentiate and identify a note without an instrument.
The skill we teach is a key component of musical genius. It's a skill that enhances hearing acuity, expands the way we listen to life and even increases brain mass and structure. With Absolute Perfect Pitch we can tell what notes a musician is playing just by listening to the radio. We can then go to an instrument and play the song without needing any written music.
Perfect Pitch also provides the uncanny ability to simply hear a song a few times then be able to figure out how it's played without much help. It just comes easily and naturally, like speaking a known language. SensAPitch (tm) specializes in helping students find and enhance this musical genius.
"I just want my child to learn to play a little piano with no pressure!"
If your child is musical, they can learn to play beautiful music quickly, or they can struggle to take years learning even the most basic song. If you are starting at the same time at the beginning, choose the route with the greatest chance of success! Choose the route that builds self confidence quickly, and gives each student a point of emerging competence. Which would be more inspiring to your child?
As Parents we have such big dreams for our children. We want them to be happy, confident, self expressed and to love learning. We enroll them in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities hoping that one will catch their attention. It's usually quite random as to which one will be "the one" that sticks. What if your child was set up for success in each subject from the first day?
Parents would see their child feels accomplished, educated, and love to learn. Give your child a great connection with a trained teacher, and you naturally develop a "talented" musician.
IS IT JUST TALENT OR CAN IT BE TAUGHT?!
WHAT ARE SIGNS THAT MY CHILD CAN LEARN AP?
There are many families with children who have the genetic propensity for AP, but if the right musical education does not start before age 6, the skill becomes dormant in them. I have designed a list of 7 signs that will help us identify people with the ability to learn AP.
CAN ABSOLUTE PITCH BE TAUGHT?
I have AP. My father had it before me. I also started lessons before the age of 6. I understand the advantage that AP has given me in music over these years, and I want our students to enjoy that advantage. When they learn this skill, playing multiple instruments is easy. They read music well and progress through the method books quickly. Playing and performing with less stress, they sense where the music is going, and what to play next. They learn to play new instruments naturally. One of my students, Vivian Meyer (14), who has taken lessons from me for 10 years, now has AP. I asked her to tell me what it means to her. She said, “music is so easy for me. I am so thankful you taught me perfect pitch. No one can believe I have it until they see it for themselves.” Vivian plays piano, saxophone, oboe, trombone, and sings. She won the First Place Award for Music Composition in 5th and 6th grade for the State of California. She was the drum major for her junior high school. This is what whole-brain learning does for a child.
WHY DO I WANT MY CHILD TO LEARN IT?
A child with AP can move through the process of learning an instrument at twice the speed of one without it. Because they progress faster, they play more satisfying pieces and get more positive attention and gain confidence quickly. Learning additional instruments is easy for them and their peers notice their musical skill. When children with AP play in a band or orchestra, everyone knows who they are. They are first chosen for solos, and looked to for their expertise. When they hear a tune on a video game, TV, or a movie, they can figure it out. These things create self confidence and poise. But the best reason of all for your child to have AP is that they will hear in color for life.
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH AP
Musical prodigies and greats of every musical era had Absolute Pitch. They include: J.S. Bach, Ludwig Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, Fredrik Chopin, J.S. Handel, and many more. More recent examples of AP include: Celine Dion, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Martha Agarich, Yo Yo Ma, and others at the top of the music industry. One thing they all have in common: Absolute Perfect Pitch. This allows them the ability to tell their band when they need a key change, and easily transition to the new key. AP allows them to compose beautiful music. It allows them to enjoy music with more variety, in full color. They experience full color sound that gets more and more beautiful throughout their lives as they continue on their musical journeys.
THE 7 SIGNS OF LEARNING WITH SENSAPITCH:
Uncontrolled laughter, giggles, and smiles in the room with the piano in it, during the lesson or at home.
An addiction to getting hands on the piano at all times of the day and night.
Playing new, really challenging songs because you have a compelling drive to learn and love the next one.
Progress at 10 times the speed of traditional methods
The new ability to hear the differences in sounds between the notes, and improvising with them continually
Singing with a smile while playing
The playing of beautiful, intricately expressed music coming from the instrument, not Alexa or Siri.
If you don’t see these things in yourself or your family members in music lessons, you need to know there’s a better way to learn.
OPEN LETTER: MISSION STATEMENT
I created SensAPitch with the full force of my lifetime of teaching students and teachers as individuals to learn Perfect Absolute Pitch. Even as I started, the ideas for how it would be utilized by the individual students didn’t fully crystallize until I started using it to teach new students again during COVID. I realized something big was missing. Yes, for the first time in history, we were easily and reliably teaching students Perfect Pitch. What we weren’t doing was teaching them how to use this superpower skill.
I set about to compose a set of teaching songs, and what became several songbooks of compelling songs, all with multiple goals for introducing complex musical skills in a fun, entertaining, rhythmic, and memorable songs. I quickly learned that SensAPitch notation didn’t limit me to certain keys or time signatures. My first goal was to create simple seeming songs, that students would grow to love, from the first time they tried them, and even more as they mastered them.
I first tried these new songbooks, one at a time, on my new students in August, 2021. I worried, at first, that I had made them too difficult for “beginners” to learn easily. I watched in total astonishment as one student after another, from preschoolers to older adults, not only liked them, but LOVED to play them… so much that they learned the fundamental skills included inside of them easily and with joy, giggles and laughter in every video they sent to me. In the first
In my career with teaching the best of “traditional methods”, I used Faber’s Piano Adventures, I was clear that to completely train a new student through at least the end of Level 3B, took approximately 1-2 years per level. Primer, Level 1, Level 2A, Level 2B, Level 3A, and Level 3B. My committed students took about 6 years to get to this point of mastery. It’s the point of emerging competence, where the student becomes a confident musician, and can play intermediate piano scores of their favorite artists, while reading and understanding the details of the theory and the technique to play well. I worked very hard for 40 years to get students to this point of mastery as quickly and enjoyably as possible, so they wouldn’t quit lessons. I tried everything to keep them engaged and happy, teaching to the student’s interests first, and then modifying the method books just enough that they became palatable for each student’s personality types and learning styles.
It is known that many students have a hard time learning to memorize music unless they practice doing it during the first years of playing. I sought accreditation from the National Guild of Piano Teachers and became a Certified Piano Teacher. I added twice annual adjudications that did a four objective purpose of:
1) Giving the student an opportunity to present their hard work to an accredited and objective piano expert,
2) Giving them the requirement of memorizing two pieces with all of the right dynamics and technical skills, presented with confidence,
3) Gave them documentation of all of the skills they had learned during the previous 6 months so they had tangible evidence to present to scholarship and audition committees, helping to pay for their college tuition
4) Gave them tangible rewards for their hard work and tenacity for sticking with lessons
In 8 months, my new students have surpassed the skills demonstrated by my “Piano Adventures” students have shown after 6-8 years in lessons with me! At first I thought it was one or another of my new students, and that they were somehow more exceptional music learners. That worked with the first three children in a row… and then the next adult, and then the next 6… then two students with significant learning challenges like autism and hearing impairment. One after another got to level 3B or higher competence in 6-8 months, regardless of their age or “natural” abilities. Somehow, their unique and not first evident “natural abilities” showed up and they were learning with smiles and laughter in my teaching room! They played every day, on their own, and took themselves through the books, learning complex skills with complete confidence, and never “practiced”.
THIS is something BIG. I know it to the core of my being. It’s the discovery of a new way of learning. I have always identified it as a “Whole-Brain Music Method”, but it’s more than that. It’s the way a human being was designed to learn to play music. It’s a very simple method to teach, and on the surface of it, looks and feels very easy. The learning disguised underneath is absolutely not easy, but I wouldn’t know it from the smiles on my student’s faces.
I realized that THIS is the way I wished my own children and grandchildren had learned to play piano. THIS is the way the human brain was designed to learn to play music. Quickly, easily, and completely self-motivated, and individually customizable to meet any student’s needs, whether there is current evidence of talent or not.
This is what my students say about learning with SensAPitch:
“I took lessons as a child, and it was always hard work for me. I quit after 6 months feeling discouraged, untalented, and was told that I had a lack of discipline because I just didn’t feel like practicing.” Claire Lockwood
“My little girl sneaks into the piano room when I’m not looking, and plays the piano. I hear laughter and come in to see her intensely focused on playing. Sometimes the songbook, sometimes her own creations. Her sister is often in the room with her, pushing buttons on the keyboard and messing around with the settings. They laugh and start again. She’s so excited to be playing so well, in such a short amount of time, she has a hard time sitting down while playing because she’s so energized by it!” Kelly Piazza
“We were on a skiing trip last week with our friends, who’s son is also 7 and taking lessons with Bonnie. We were outside in the snow, and didn’t see the boys anywhere. We looked everywhere, and finally looked in the windows of the house to see our young boys playing a duet on the piano! We couldn’t believe it… they did it completely on their own while we were on vacation, with fresh snow everywhere around the house!!!”
Now I know for sure…. That’s why I wrote SensAPitch!!!
Brain Science Helps Us Teach Music Better than Ever Before
MUSIC EDUCATION BASED ON SCIENCE
Our music education processes have been based on methods that encourage left brain thinking, or "sequential processing". This part of the brain does not learn to express the creative arts. This kind of processing is a complete mismatch for the learning of music. It focuses primarily on black notes printed on white paper, and using visual, printed information, as the primary source of the music to be played.
Think about this for a moment.
We are talking about learning music, yet the primary source of information about that music is visual? What about sound? Wouldn't it seem that if we could hear and identify the information accurately and easily, we could imitate it much more easily and accurately than trying to transfer the input from one sense to another?
How many music teachers spend all of their time with a student teaching them to read music instead of listen? Many actually discourage listening as a form of input for a new piece, telling students that playing the piece for them ahead of time is somehow "cheating". It is no wonder children quit lessons and are not inspired to "practice".
Just as science has advanced our understanding of sound, and the unique color vibration of each notes, our basic understand of how the human brain learns has also evolved. With these advancements, we also need to re-evaluate how we teach music.
Traditional music education is still based on fundamental ignorance of the most important points of learning music. Music is sound vibration. Every instrument creates it's own unique tone, but the fundamental vibratory color of every note on the scale is the same. Taking multiple notes and throwing them together in a song before one has learned the timbre of each one, individually, predisposes every new musician to never developing perfect pitch. If one is never exposed to the note, by itself, how can one learn it's unique sound qualities?
If, instead, one begins lessons with listening to each note first, it is so much easier to remember them when they are combined. It is so much easier to determine when one is out of sequence.
The best part is: most people are born with the propensity for perfect pitch. Although it is true that it is easiest to learn the colors at age 2, when the language parts of the brain are being developed, we have taught perfect pitch to many adults, some as old as 79. Whole-brain learning is the key.
Not only have we taught perfect pitch to hundreds of our students, but we have used our perfect pitch color system to work with students with significant disabilities, including: autism, traumatic brain injuries, visual and auditory impairments, ADD/HD, Turrets, etc. Our method enhances short and long term memory as it lights up the entire brain with activity.
It takes about ten (10) years, on average, to learn to hear all of the notes in all octaves of the piano, but 94.7% of our students have perfect pitch on at least 3 notes within 3 months of beginning their study with us. All students experience a dramatic improvement in their pitch perception, time in learning to play a piece, and their ability to learn to play new instruments.
We believe that by the year 2030 every person who studies music in the world will have the opportunity to begin their music lessons with our method, and that their music education experience will be one of the most satisfying and amazing experiences of their lives.
We invite you to develop perfect pitch with SensAPitch.
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SensAPitch has been involved in clinical trials for the last six years, and after results far surpassing our expectations, we are bringing it to market in January, 2019. It has been a long journey of trial and error, and we have tested our method with 32 music teachers and over 300 students of all ages. We have had piano, voice, guitar, drum, cello, and violin teachers in our trial process. We have had children as young as 2, and as old as 79. We have taught SensAPitch in person, as a 5 min part of a regular private music lesson, or via skype where the student was many states distant from our schools. Across the board, SensAPitch works.
Students who have continued with us have developed complete, independently verified, absolute perfect pitch on all of the notes of the scale, in all octaves. We are currently in a major scientific study with The Feinstein Medical Research Institute in New York, and Dr. Peter Gregerson, renowned geneticist. His absolute pitch study sets the scientific standard for such research in the world. He has taken great interest in SensAPitch.
What we believe will be proven by this study is that:
1) There is a genetic component to perfect pitch, and that this propensity is far more common than we have ever believed
2) There is an environmental trigger for developing perfect pitch. The greatest of these triggers is the age of the student when they start music lessons.
3) That the type of music lessons they take are effective for right brain "associative processor" development.
SensAPitch will be available at the beginning of 2019.
Our method is available to pre-order (Multiple editions available)