The Inspiration behind The Musical Spider method
Updated: Jul 18, 2022
I was inspired by my 2 year old, Liam, to create The Musical Spider™. I wanted him to learn to play the piano in a fun and engaging way.
By 2 years old, a child has usually mastered the ability to differentiate colours. So I
created colour-coded piano method for toddlers to learn in a simple and effective way using all of their fingers.
To make it a bit more interesting and playful, I created 9 musical spiders with different colours and looks.
The idea of using the spider graphics was to encourage the child to imitate spiders with their hands – their 10 fingers, curvy – like the spider legs.
The Musical Spider method is so simple that you don’t need a teacher or musical skills.
Because toddlers usually have a short attention span and learn better in familiar surroundings, it made sense to have a home teaching method.
This also gives parents an opportunity to interact with their little ones.
Playing the piano at such a young age stimulates certain areas of the brain that control fine motor skills, memory and speech. As they grow up, this translates into improved academic results and a love for music!