What's our Story?
I’m Karri Gregor, and I’m the creator and founder of KinderBach. KinderBach all started when I was looking for piano teacher for my own children. At the time they were 4 and 7, and no one would take them so young. You may have run into the same problem. I knew the importance of starting my children in a music class at such a early age. The advantages are endless! So it really baffled me when piano teachers wouldn’t take students until they could read.
I wanted a strong music foundation for my kids, so I decided to start teaching them. I had a musical background so it wasn’t a complete leap into the dark. I took on other students and began lessons in a classroom. Well, over time my studio grew to over 150 students. It was a very exciting, but apparently it wasn’t the final plan for our family. My husband’s job was transferred, and I lost all of my students (all except my own children). When we were stationed in our next town, it seemed too much trouble to start up another music studio.
When unpacking, we came across some old tapes of past lessons I had taught. Because I had had so many students at the time, I would tape every lesson. Students that had missed the class would receive the tape and then were allowed to keep up with the others in the class. I had some kids taking by VHS tape because they lived so far away. The tapes had always been a huge hit with the kids. In one case, a mother came back to me and said, “Move over Mister Rogers, because we have watched this 17 times!”
After finding the tapes, I really started to consider teaching again. It would take a lot of time to build up my studio again and then what if we were moved? My husband and I watched a couple of the tapes and discussed the idea of starting up classes. At one point in the conversation he looked over at me and said, “Karri, why don’t we do this? Why don’t we teach piano to students by video?” It was the perfect solution! I could teach, but not have to worry about loosing my students because of my location. I also could use my artistic skills to improve the videos. Thus, KinderBach was born.
KinderBach is piano lessons for 3-7 year olds taught by DVDs, Activity Books, and CDs. Children learn the notes on the piano and staff by characters rather than letters. I have taught hundreds of students, and I know that your child does NOT have to be able to read to learn piano. (Read Syllabus by Level)
KinderBach not only teaches piano, but other factors of music. Music theory, note reading, rhythm, ear training, hand position and much much more!
KinderBach was designed to give your child the over all music foundation. Your child can take everything they have learned from KinderBach and apply it to another instrument or continue further with piano. KinderBach was designed to be a spring board, taking this information and just going to endless bounds with what they have learned!
I know KinderBach is a proven method. Over 5000 families have already tried it. We have received nothing but raves when it comes to our curriculum.
This is just the beginning for KinderBach, and I am so excited to see where this journey takes our family! I hope KinderBach will bless your lives as much as it has blessed ours!