At Color Me Mozart™, we have always been passionate about teaching piano and music to children, including providing music for the special needs community. Music is a language that all of us grow up with. A language that moves us and connects us with the world.
This company was born out of the desire to make learning and experiencing music and piano an organic part of growing up. We want to make it easy and fun for parents to help their children speak the language of music with the educational building blocks they already have: Colors & Shapes. Through the use of pianos, keyboards or xylophones, Color Me Mozart™ makes it easy to add music to your child's life.
Our vision is simple: to teach all children to speak the language of music during their developing years.
We have seen hundreds of children, including those in the special needs community, learn to play piano and speak and the language of music, a language that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
How it Started
As previously mentioned, I was a music therapist for almost ten years. One thing I noticed is that often times, less was expected from children with special needs. While I understood that many children with special needs had developmental delays and some were even non-verbal, they weren't being given enough chances to excel. When you expect less from children, they will do less. What I wanted was to expect more because I knew they were capable of so much more than we were giving them credit for.
One day I noticed that many, if not all, children were able to at least recognize and distinguish some colors, letters and/or shapes. I thought to myself, "if they can differentiate those symbols, why not music?" It was at that moment that I mocked up some shapes and colors and placed them in front of a few of my students. As I had expected, they were able to ring the appropriate colored bells to the colors in front of them. Then I tried it with a xylophone, then a piano to which I added stickers to.
One by one, they started playing some simple melodies. Some non-verbal children even sung their first words ever! The rest is history and I knew I had to share this with the world. Every child, regardless of any other factors, should have access to music education.