Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cascio Interstate Music. I received product samples of the product mentioned below. All opinions are my own.
Music is said to be good for the mind, body and soul. It has a calming nature about it that you can not find in anything else, except maybe art. Remember playing the recorder as your first musical instrument in school? It wasn’t really about learning how to play a recorder as much as it was to teach students how to read music. Once you can read it, you can play it on almost anything.
The piano is of the greatest interest to me for my girls. Watching the piano being played is like watching a Swan Lake. It’s smooth, powerful and graceful. There is something special about the way the hands and fingers glide over the keys to produce music that can be soft or strong, simply by the stroke of a key.
Getting children interested in music at an early age is easy because of their love of making sounds. Em and Preemie went right for the Schoenhut 18 Key Mini Grand Toy Piano. Playing together they made music that warmed my heart. Em was showing Preemie how to press the keys and even brought Poochi over to teach him too.
Schoenhut Toy Piano
The toy piano is a great starter for small children and is recommend for ages 3 and up. Personally, I feel any child from any age can have fun with this toy piano while being supervised. I am extemely pleased by the quality of the toy piano. Expecting to find it made of plastic, it wasn’t! It’s made from real wood and designed to look like a real grand piano, just smaller for children.
The toy piano has full-width keys, just right for my fingers to be able to play the only notes I know on a keyboard to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb. They have a one-and one-half-octave span and is a good foundation for the transition to a larger model as your child grows.
The Schoenhut mini grand is the smallest in the line of toy pianos made and sold by Cascio Interstate Music. It’s a fun and educational piece more valuable than many toys we buy at the toy store. It promotes eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills and develops musical creativity. Contained inside you will find small hammers that strike metal rods that make up the beautiful chime-like tones you hear as your children tap the keys. It includes the Schoenhut’s patented Learning System which is a play by color system to teach little ones how to play.
About the Schoenhut patented Learning System
A removable, color-coordinated strip fits behind the keys to guide small fingers from chord to chord. The corresponding Songbook contains a collection of familiar tunes. This Learning System has been specially designed to build a child’s confidence and develop basic playing skills.
Albert Schoenhut, son of a German toy-making family, established the A Schoenhut Company in 1872 to manufacture toy pianos. As his toy piano business grew, other instruments were added including thumb pianos, melodicas, ukuleles, and guitars.
The Cascio Interstate Music Mission
Cascio Interstate Music is a successful growing organization providing musical instruments and accessories to music educators, music students and music lovers worldwide. We are committed to furthering of the art of music for the benefit of humankind. Our existence and success depend upon the loyalty of our customers, the dedication of our employees and the love of music. To this end, we will:
- Provide the finest customer service and the greatest value.
- Offer our employees freedom to be creative and opportunity to be successful in an environment that fosters growth.
- Develop partnerships with vendors who share our vision.
- Demand the highest standards of quality and integrity in all our relationships.
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