Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Piano Lessons

Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Piano Lessons

Get 1 year access to Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Piano Lessons, a wonder-filled, musical adventure at the piano written by Kathryn Brunner, the founder of Musik at Home!

In this course, you and your child will:
✓ Experience an audiation based approach to learning piano. Audiation is the ability to understand music internally before expressing it externally.
✓Develop Musicianship: Beyond mechanics, your child will understand music with their bodies, hear different tonalities, and unleash their creativity.
✓ Make Music Together: Experience the joy of making music alongside your child, no matter your musical background.
✓ Engage the Whole Family: Embrace the shared experience of music, fostering connections that will last a lifetime.

The course videos feature Kathryn and her daughters.

To guide you through this enchanting journey, Kathryn has crafted a simple and effective process:
✓ Step 1: Read and Imagine - Delve into the suggested literature for each lesson, igniting your child's imagination.
✓Step 2: Listen to the Music - Immerse yourselves in the magical melodies that accompany each tale.
✓Step 3: Watch the Lesson Video - Engage in movement, singing, call and response, and piano activities, all with the guidance Kathryn brings with more than 20 years of teaching experience.
✓Step 4: Practice - Follow the prompts in the practice book and utilize our practice videos to hone your child's newfound skills.
✓Step 5: Write and Draw - Complete the activity pages in the Practice Book, fostering creativity and a deeper connection to the music.

In the Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Piano Course, your child will learn how to:
✓Imagine and act out musical stories
✓Sing melody and harmony
✓Chant rhythm patterns
✓Echo tonal patterns in major, minor, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian and locrian tonalities.
✓Echo rhythm patterns in duple and triple meter.
✓Find the resting tone of songs in all tonalities
✓Recognize different parts of the piano
✓Create music in all registers of the piano
✓Play songs on the black keys and the white keys
✓Play songs in major and minor tonalities
✓Play songs in duple and triple meter
✓Improvise their own music
✓Create their own musical stories
✓Perform their own musical stories
✓Play pentascales and one octave scales
✓Play chordal accompaniment with a melody
✓Compose lyrics
✓Compose music
✓Play along with orchestrated music
✓Recognize rhythm and tonal notation
✓Follow along with music notation while listening to the music
✓Draw music notation
✓Perform their very own recital

If you want your child to learn piano through a course overflowing with engaging, imaginative music that your child will love to play, this is the course for you.

The printable Practice Books are digital downloads that are included with this course ($44 Value). The Unit 1 Practice Book is 105 Pages. The Unit 2 Practice Book is 114 Pages.

When you enroll in this course by renting this product, you will get access to all of the video content for one year.

Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Piano Lessons
  • Welcome to a fresh approach to Piano Lessons!

    Say goodbye to dull piano lessons and hello to Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures from Musik at Home! Find out what this program offers and get a quick overview of how to lead your child through the lessons. Musik at Home makes lessons affordable so your child can have a strong foundation in music ...

  • Lesson 1 Music

    Come over the land and sea to begin your Nordic Adventure! Step onto the snowy Nordic coast and see if you can spot the Polar Bears! Listen to these tracks daily as you prepare for your first video lesson. Continue to listen daily while you are practicing the concepts in the first video lesson.

  • Piano Lesson 1 - Polar Bears in Norway

    Travel to the coast of Norway to meet the polar bears who call it their home. Move, sing, chant and discover the sounds of the piano that mimic the sounds of the polar bear. Find your way around the piano as you learn the geography of the piano and explore what you can do with the black keys.


  • Lesson 1 Practice Track - Polar Bear Chant

    Follow the practice prompts in the Practice Book to play along with this practice audio track for "Polar Bear Chant."

  • Lesson 2 Music

    Join the puffins in Iceland for your next Nordic Adventure! Watch how they move and fly. Can you move or fly like a puffin as you listen? Feel the rhythm of the music and sing along with the melodies as you prepare for your next Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures piano lesson!

  • Piano Lesson 2 - Puffins in Iceland!

    Travel to Iceland to meet the Puffins! Move like a Puffin to our "Puffin Song" and learn to play along at the piano. Explore rhythm patterns in duple and triple meters. Echo tonal patterns in major and dorian tonalities. Learn how to find the resting tone in any song you hear!

  • Lesson 2 Practice Track - Puffin Chant

    Follow the prompts in the practice book to complete the activities with this practice track. Establish a strong sense of beat as you tap along, move along and play along to this practice track for Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Lesson 2!

  • Lesson 2 Practice Track - Puffin Song

    Follow the practice prompts in the Practice Book to play along with this practice audio track for "Puffin Song." Play along to keep a steady beat and discover different sounds on the piano!

  • Lesson 3 Music

    Visit the Arctic tundra in Sweden. Meet the Arctic Fox and the Dala Horse! You'll find a touch of winter and spring here on this adventure. Dance, sing and play along!

  • Piano Lesson 3 - The Arctic Fox in Sweden

    Explore the Arctic Tundra of Sweden and learn to play the "Arctic Fox" song on the piano with two hands! Discover Sweden's most famous toy. Sing, move, chant and enjoy making music from the inside out in this class full of Nordic Adventures!

  • Lesson 3 Practice Track - The Arctic Fox

    Tiptoe and jump with the arctic fox in Arctic Tundra as you practice "Arctic Fox" on the piano!

  • Mini Lesson - Arctic Fox Duet

    How fast does an Arctic Fox move across the tundra? How fast can your fingers move across the keys? In this mini lesson, you'll perform the Arctic Fox song as a duet and then you'll have a chance to put your skills to the test. Keep practicing! Every day you will improve!

  • Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Mini Lesson - Play with the Arctic Fox

    Join the arctic fox to play your new song on the piano!

  • Lesson 4 Music

    Come over the land and the sea to find Tomtens in Sweden! A Tomten has a kind heart to help people when they least expect it, and he doesn't like to be seen doing his good deeds. He's always up to something!

  • Piano Lesson 4 - Tomtens in Sweden

    Continue the adventure in the Swedish countryside with the Tomten! Sing songs in dorian, lydian, minor, and major tonalities. Listen for duple and triple meter. Make your way around the keyboard with the new song, Tomten Tale!

  • Lesson 4 Practice Track

    Find your new resting tone and play along with three imaginative songs to continue your adventure!

  • Mini Lesson 4

    Join the Tomten and the Fox for a musical mash up you'll love!

  • Mini Lesson 4.1

    Learn extra special skills for The Tomten and Fox Prowl songs!

  • Lesson 5 Music

    Set sail around the Faroe Islands where puffins are center stage on Puffin Island and sheep roam the islands.

  • Piano Lesson 5 - Sailing in the Faroe Islands

    Set sail to the Faroe Islands to experience the wonders of sea life. Rhythmic movement and singing activities will get you ready to learn your new song at the piano!

  • Mini Lesson 5

    Learn to play Puffin Song with both hands!

  • Lesson 5 Practice Track - Puffin Song in D Major

    Play along with the puffins on Puffin Island! Keep a steady rhythmic beat by playing along on an open tonic chord or play along with the melody using all of the notes you learned for this in Lesson 5.

  • Lesson 6 Music

    Come join in the search for trolls! When you find them, what will you give them? They are always hungry! Can you hear the difference of tonalities in the songs? This lesson has songs in dorian, phrygian, minor, and major tonalities.

  • Piano Lesson 6 - Trolls in Denmark

    Come to the forest to hunt for Trolls! They are always hungry, so be sure to bring something to give them. In this lesson, you'll learn a traditional Nordic Dance to go with your new song to play on the piano. Listen carefully for all the rhythm and tonal patterns that will guide your playing.

  • Lesson 6 Practice Track - Happy Trolls in D Major

    Find D Major position on the piano and get ready to play along. In this simple song, you'll explore triple rhythm with the "Do-mi-sol" melody and have the chance to play the D Major open tonic chord.

  • Mini Lesson 6.0

    Watch piano experimentation in action with this 6 year old performer. Try it at home! Pick a theme, choose a short rhythm pattern, and experiment by creating a new musical idea at the piano.

  • Mini Lesson 6.1

    Listen to this performance of Edvard Grieg's piece for children, "Grandmother's Minuet," performed by a ten year old student. Can you find the macrobeat as you listen? If so, move along to the steady beat.

  • Lesson 7 Music

    Experience the Arctic Sea with the Vikings! Sing along with these five songs in dorian, minor, major, and locrian tonalities. Explore the space around you as you listen. Imagine rocking in your Viking ship on the stormy seas or staring up at the sky as you sail on the smooth waters.

  • Piano Lesson 7 - Vikings in Greenland

    Heave Ho! Join the Vikings on an expedition to Greenland. Discover new land and explore uncharted waters while you sing in major, minor, dorian and locrian tonalities. In this class, you'll also discover a new position on the piano! Are you ready? Let's set sail!

  • Lesson 7 Practice Track: Daydream in C

    Set sail on the peaceful waters with this simple song in C Major.

  • Compare & Contrast: Heave Ho! & Sailing

    Listen and move to "Heave Ho!" & "Sailing." What is similar and what is different about them? Use the prompts in the Unit 2 Practice Book to guide you in this activity.

  • Lesson 8 Music

    Glide over the snowy hills of Finland on your sled. Imagine the warmth of muffins in the morning. Play in the snow. Build a snowman. Hitch up your reindeer to pull your sled over the snowy glades. Next, head to Lesson 8 where you will sing and move to these songs and learn how to play chordal acc...

  • Piano Lesson 8 - Sledding in Finland

    Let's go sledding! The hills of Finland are waiting! Before starting the day, enjoy a freshly baked muffin, then hitch up the sled with the reindeer. After a day in the snow and ice, enjoy warming up in the happiest place in Finland. Find out what it is in this piano class where you will learn to...

  • Lesson 8 Practice Track: Hills of Finland

    Learn how to accompany the song, "Hills of Finland," with chords! It's so much fun! Are you ready?

  • Lesson 8 Practice Track: A Sledding We Go

    Accompany this song, A Sledding We Go, with chords!

  • Lesson 8 Practice Track: Happy Place

    Find a new note in your dominant chord as you play along. The chord changes are quick in this song. Don't worry if it's tricky at first! The practice track will always be here for you to practice again and again as you learn how to accompany music with chords.

  • Lesson 8 Practice Track: Dala Horse

    Learn how to play this beloved song in D Major!

  • Lesson 8 Practice Track: Heave Ho!

    Play along in D minor!

  • Christmas Piano Lesson

    Learn to play the chorus of Jingle Bells! In this short lesson, you'll learn how to play the melody and the chords. This lesson builds on all previous skills taught in Creative Keys: Nordic Adventures Piano Lessons.

  • Unit 1 Creative Keys Nordic Adventures Practice Book by Musik at Home

    52 MB

  • Unit 2 Creative Keys Nordic Adventures Practice Book by Musik at Home

    163 MB