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Adventus~Review

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Whenever I had heard someone talk about music lessons for their kids, I would turn green with envy. I have wanted to have the girls take piano lessons for years but as we all know being from a 1 income family we have to pick and choose what we can and can’t do. So when Adventus offered us the opportunity to review MusIQ HomeSchool I was over the moon!! Piano lessons at home, yea!

From Adventus website: “The seven-year curriculum includes 20+ levels for beginner to advanced intermediate piano students. The Lesson Plans include detailed lesson objectives, activity sheets, quizzes and assessments plus hundreds of helpful tips from experienced educators.” photo musiqhomeschool-software_zps4cb3ceea.jpg

I wondered if our keyboard was even compatible, and thankfully it is. I just needed to buy the adapter and we were all set. We were so excited to start practicing. Neither of the girls had taken any lesson so I figured we would start them both on Children’s Music Journey Volume 1. We soon realized that Amber even though she has not taking any lessons before was able to move up to Children’s Music Journey Volume 2 without any problems.

Set up was a bit confusing and there was a few hiccups along the way, for some reason Leann’s computer which has Windows 7 would not run the program, instead I had to installed it on Amber’s computer which has Windows 8. We were all set for the 1st lesson and for some reason the keyboard and the computer didn’t want to communicate right, so after a few minutes of frustration, I switched the cables around and it worked great. Funny thing is during the first lesson, Beethoven tells the student that he has trouble hearing, and when the computer and keyboard were not communicating, Leann says “Well he did say he had trouble hearing, maybe he just can’t hear me!” I was a bit confused as how the lessons went, and I was a bit discouraged when I had to go searching for the lessons. Maybe it was just me not knowing, everyone knows how I “just need to know everything” lol but once I figured it out it was smooth sailing.

Actually once I set it up there was no need for me to even be in the room with the girls as they did their lessons. I LOVED how they had a famous composers to teach them the new lesson, then they would get to go into the Practice Room with Ms. Melody to review what the teacher (composer) taught, after that they would get to play games in the Game Room, as they progress more games are unlocked. Then it was off to the Impro Room, by this point the lesson is completed, and you can spend a few minutes reviewing what was taught and doing the assigned worksheets. Actually we didn’t use the worksheets much, seeing as my girls don’t like to color and really the recommended age is 4-6 for CMJ-1.

The girls both LOVED this program and actually ask all the time to play the piano, even on Saturdays!! I would recommend this program. We plan to keep the program going even after our review period is over. I let the girls work at their own pace, even though Adventus recommends a lesson a week, I figured that since they are little bit older they could advance when they felt that they could move to the next lesson.

Requirements

You will need a MIDI piano keyboard (a digital keyboard that connects to your computer via a USB cable or a ‘MIDI to USB’ adapter)

Early Curriculum: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 or Macintosh OSX and an internet connection.

Multi-level Curriculum: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and an internet connection.

Prices:

Free Trial

Try MusIQ HomeSchool Free for 7 Days!*

  • unlimited, full-feature access to all the MusIQ HomeSchool software titles (over $450 retail value)
Monthly Option

Your MusIQ HomeSchool Subscription is just $10.95/month*

  • unlimited, full-feature access to all the MusIQ HomeSchool software titles (over $450 retail value)
  • a discount on MIDI piano keyboards
  • Lesson plans ARE NOT included and would need to be purchased separately!!
Complete MusIQ HomeSchool Bundle

Everything you need to start a music learning program at home for only $498.95

Includes:
– Children’s Music Journey Volume 1
– Children’s Music Journey Volume 2
– Children’s Music Journey Volume 3
– Beginner Level 1 Lesson Plans
– Piano Suite Premier
– Ear Training Coach 1&2
– Ear Training Coach 3&4
– Level 1 Lesson Plans
– M-Audio KeyRig 49 MIDI piano keyboard

 

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

 

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