NOAH 101

We suggest that every child which wants to study the Creative Children Compose Music method from Austria begins with NOAH. Although the app looks like a toy, it is not. We’ve created NOAH for visual learners of all ages and after the 10 lessons have been completed, we invite you to enroll here at the Little Composers School of Music & Composition.

Course cost: Free

Course duration: 2 Weeks

Difficulty level: Easy

Course app: Included

About this course

New here? Please read the instructions below before you load a lesson.

noah lesson 1

How to teach the lessons

Since all of this is probably new to you, it’s best to load some of the lesson and give it a try before you mentor your child.
Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Load the app
  2. Press the rabbit button and watch
  3. Play the seven “notes” on the big animal keys
  4. Repeat 2 – 3 times and don’t speed!

The desired goal

We’ve created the quick start lessons so that even children who are still at the pre-reading stage can learn the concept of music with the help of an adult (parent/mentor). Please have a look at the following explanations which will help you use the app. We’ll publish a video shortly.

When NOAH loads, you first press the rabbit (or, for younger children, the turtle button) and watch. Hearing and seeing the lesson play is all that’s needed to learn.
Basically, the rabbit and turtle buttons play a given lesson to make learning easier. The only difference between the two is the speed.

NOAH functions just like a real piano but instead of keys, we use easy to touch play pads which look like large animals.

NOAH is a web app and as such, behaves just like a web page. Simply press your web browsers back button once and you will return to this page.

The first few lessons should be played three times each but do take a short break in between during which you should talk about the animals. The reason for this is so that the child gets used to the animal names.

At first, we use animals instead of notes but notice that each animal starts with the actual note name. When teaching, you MUST always refer to the animals (both small and large) by these names:

A = Alligator (top note)
B = Bird
C = Camel
D = Dolphin
E = Elephant
F = Fish
G = Giraffe

Real music notation uses a total of seven note names. They are: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. After that, they just repeat like the days of the week do.

When you load a new lesson, always look for new notes that haven’t been used before and “talk” about the animals during the lesson.

The blue button always represents the main lesson. Once it is mastered (played 3 times), you can take a little break (have a “talk”) and then continue learning the bonus lesson. All in all, each day has two lesson which should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Understandable. For now, feel free to contact Little Composers and once we have more parents taking part, we will add a more suitable form of communication/help.

Suggested reading: How to be an amazing teacher

How do we continue once we finish NOAH 101?
Young children who don’t yet know the first 7 letters of the English alphabet (A B C D E F G) can move up to NOAH 102 which unlocks more app features and additional lessons.
Children who can read and have mastered NOAH 101 are welcome to enroll in CCCM 201 which features a more sophisticated course app with color-coded piano keys (shown below).

Creative Children Compose Music

CCCM 201

Once a child outgrows NOAH, the learning continues with the prePiano Keyboard app.