At Playful Pitch, we believe music learning should be a child-directed, beautiful, and joyful experience.

The Montessori Method

The Montessori approach to music education focuses on hands-on experiences and self-directed learning to develop children's innate sense of rhythm, melody, and pitch.

It creates a rich environment with quality materials that encourage exploration and fosters a lifelong appreciation for music.

It also helps develop skills such as concentration, pitch awareness, and intuitive music making.

By using the Montessori Method to guide the development of our instruments and materials, we capitalize on the child’s natural curiosity of music making to intuitively introduce them to notation reading —

This fosters a sense of accomplishment and joy in music making!

Our Materials

True to the Montessori philosophy, our materials are real, beautiful instruments. They are made with natural elements to produce a high-quality, beautiful sound.

Beech Wood, Aluminum Bars —

Accurately tuned so that the child’s pitch awareness is being taught and reinforced in the subconscious. This happens as the child works and plays their way through our songs and pitch cards.

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Just like language acquisition, a child learns music most naturally by sound first, and symbol later.

We encourage the child to sing and listen to the familiar songs, as they work their way through our song cards. We purposely sequence the songs so that the most natural singing intervals are introduced early.

The full range of the octave is incrementally introduced afterwards.

Our Notation

An adapted style of traditional musical notation, so that young children can read it based on self-directed intuition. They are introduced to concepts in traditional music notation in a gentle way.

Concepts of Pitch —

Are introduced through the use of color-coded notation. These 'color dots' are drawn on the lines and spaces of the adapted musical staff.

Rhythm Concepts —

Are intuitively guided by the physical length and size of the notes.

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Our Mission

At Playful Pitch, every child is a natural musician.

We want every child to experience joy, accomplishment, and pride in music making. Given the right environment and tools, they can unlock the gift of musicianship through their own curiosity and love of music.

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Inspired by Faith
Inspired by Joy
Inspired by Play
Inspired by Curiosity

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