My First Theory Book, Volume 1
by Lynnette Cartagena
by Lynnette Cartagena
"Each day I enjoy more the experience of working with children in music education. The happiness when seeing a student understanding and appreciating all that music brings is very fulfilling. My First Theory and Solfege Book, Vol. 1 is designed especially for children 4 years old and over. With pictures, exercises and practice, the student will learn the basics of theory and solfege through the more advanced themes that they need to know for their musical development. Volume 1 is part of a series of education material with fun exercises, sections to color, word searches, musical math, composer of the day, color pages, and more, where they can enjoy learning about music from beginning to end.I also invite parents to understand, study and work on the assigned assignments, for you are already the most important teachers for our students' growth. Children imitate our behavior, and it is beautiful to see them sharing with their parents the learning experiences from My First Book of Theory and Solfege.In the final section of the book, you will find the section Let's Sing. There, I present basic intonation exercises that you can intersperse throughout the book at the teacher's discretion. I hope you enjoy My First Book of Theory and Solfege as much as I do. Welcome to this musical adventure that is about to begin!"
- Lynnette Cartagena
This book, originally published in Spanish, teaches the fundamentals of beginning music theory in a handy, workbook form. Lavishly illustrated with appealing pictures, which further reinforce a child's learning. (104 pages, paperback).
About The Author:
Lynnette M. Cartagena is the director of Kids and Musik, a school founded by her and her two sisters, Cynthia and Rosaly Cartagena. Kids and Musik is the top music center in Puerto Rico specializing in teaching the Suzuki Method and Kindermusik. Lynnette began piano and violin studies at the age of 9 and today is part of the first violin section of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico. A graduate from the University of Puerto Rico and the Conservatorio de Musica, she is dedicated to music education and presents My First Book of Theory and Solfeggio as part of a musical education series intended for children. With fun exercises, coloring sections, word searches, full color pages and more, the student will enjoy learning about theory and solfeggio from beginning to end.