“When I opened my Kids Music Academy, I was searching for a piano method to use with our little learners. But I could not find one that would work.
I wanted it to be both simple and exciting for small children and at the same time I wanted to stick to the topic by calling the keys their real names and include sight reading right from day one… so I developed my own method – Little M. One of the key points of this method is the way how all elements of piano learning are broken into individual parts and practiced separately which makes the process less overwhelming.
Parents were surprised when their child had suddenly no problem on concentrating, was excited about the songs and at the end of the lesson asked: What? Already?
After a while, those same 4-year-olds took part in our concerts and played bravely in front of audience. They gained self-confidence because they had been guided to take piano learning into their own hands.
But while the children enjoyed a fun and productive piano class, their practicing at home was not going as well as in class. Probably also because many parents did not have the time, energy, or musical knowledge to support.
So, I decided to develop a tool that would accompany children while practicing at home and that would also let them play the same fun musical games as we did in class.
This is how we started pianini…”
Maia Wiest, Founder & CEO