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Created by Kris Skaletski, KiddyKeys is the leader in play-based, piano-focused music programming, and is designed to teach music theory concepts and appreciation, providing children with the opportunity for self-expression while they explore music through keyboard improvisation.
KiddyKeys offers play-based learning, engaging each child in the learning process. Creative play promotes independent thinking, and an environment rich in hands-on teaching tools fosters enthusiastic learning. KiddyKeys music is distinguished by its ease of use, whether used in a group classes, private lessons, or in tandem with your favorite piano method materials.
KiddyKeys Curriculum packages offer a full complement of teaching materials to get you up and running as a KiddyKeys teacher. Lessons can be a fast-paced and full 30 minutes or a more easy-going 45 minutes. Our curriculums include lesson plans and much more. Below the difference packages we offer:
KiddyKeys & Company
KiddyKeys & Company is the ideal precursor to KiddyKeys and the perfect introduction to music and movement, with the option of including piano and theory concepts as desired. Suggested for ages 1.5 to 3 with optional adult participation. This curriculum pack includes audio tracks with vocals and teacher resources to make your lesson preparation a breeze while building a solid foundation for your youngest students.
Level One Curriculum
These 30 lesson plans, accompanying worksheets, activity sheets, audio tracks with vocals and more, will make lesson preparation a breeze! Lessons can be a fast-paced and full 30 minutes or a more easy-going 45 minutes. Coursework recommended for ages 2.5 to 5.
Level Two Curriculum
KiddyKeys Level Two Curriculum is the ideal follow-up curriculum to ramp up your students learning trajectory with more challenging concepts. These 30 lesson plans, accompanying worksheets, and audio tracks will make your lesson preparation a breeze while building a solid foundation for your youngest students. Lessons can be a fast-paced and full 30 minutes or a more easy-going 45 minutes. Recommended for ages 2.5 to 5.
We offer two different camps that are easy to implement and full of flexibility. These engaging and educational camps for kids ages 4 to 8.
Carnival of the Animals
This series of fourteen 30-minute lessons is based on the collection of pieces by Camille Saint-Saëns. If you wish, add snacks, games, and activities to expand it into a daily, one-hour long camp. Your students will be tickled to use their ears and eyes as they learn about each of the animals represented in this work. With easy to incorporate theory components, piece-by-piece guided learning, coloring sheets, and suggested discussion topics and activities, the Carnival of the Animals series will engage, entertain, and educate your students.
Music All-Stars Composition Curriculum features nine 30-minute lessons that can be used over 1–2 weeks. If you choose, add a snack, team composition, and a music-related craft to make each class one to two hours. Your students will love listening, learning, coloring, composing, and performing their own pieces in the styles of eight different composers. The lessons wrap up with a student-focused day of composition and performance.
KiddyKeys offers 40 professionally illustrated storybooks covering music concepts, seasonal activities, and the lives of famous composers. These storybooks are an essential part of the KiddyKeys Curriculum. Your young students will love the rhyming verses and bright, colorful graphics. Storybooks are available to purchases separately or as a combo pack.
Complete Storybook Combo Pack
These 40 music concept, seasonal and composer storybooks are an essential element of the KiddyKeys Curriculum. Young students love the rhyming verses and bright, colorful graphics. Share with your students for at-home fun and learning too, or use them as a supplement for your private preschool piano and music lessons.
Composer Storybook Combo Pack
These 9 composer storybooks take your students through the lives of famous composers! This set includes A Boy Named Beethoven, B Is for Bach, C Is for Clara, Joplin’s Journey, Let’s Meet Mozart, Let’s Meet Amy Beach, Meet Miss Mozart, The Year with Fanny, and the story featuring your students–You’re a Composer!
Guided learning and coloring activities will transport your students to and through music time periods, composition activities, and the lives of composers. Our activity books are great as supplemental lesson activities or can fill entire lessons on music history and composition for your youngest students.
Songbooks & Sheet Music
For KiddyKeys graduates we offer a variety of fun and engaging piano materials in the form of songbooks and sheet music so you can keep the full-time-fun times rolling along!
Piano Playground is a fun collection of rote pieces that are approachable for all learners, with titles and lyrics that inspire play at the piano. These pattern-based pieces are well-suited for developing technique, establishing an inner pulse, and supporting on-staff reading while building skill and confidence.
Under the ‘C’
Under the ‘C’ is an engaging collection of bass clef rote pieces that are approachable for all learners, with titles and lyrics inspired by the deep sea and its creatures. These pattern-based pieces are well-suited for developing technique, establishing an inner pulse, and supporting on-staff reading while building skill and confidence.
Are You Game?
Are You Game? features ten easy solos, duets, and trios composed by Kris Skaletski. These flexible and fun showcase pieces include a variety of performance options and are great for private, partner, and group lessons.
Tree Trimmin’ Trios
Get ready to deck those halls - times three! Tree Trimmin’ Trios features eight holiday favorites arranged as easy trios for late beginners. These showcase ensemble pieces will shine brightly at your next holiday recital!