Ms. Carolyn’s Colorado Fun Keys
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“Fun Keys” keyboarding classes present popular piano teaching methods with catchy rhythms, melodies, and chord progressions that students love to practice. The class is divided into practice sessions, working on Essentials and performing with the Ensemble. Students discover the musical patterns and learn to intuit what’s coming next. They enjoy working at their own pace and playing in a group while building their confidence with each song. Ms. Carolyn teaches students how to practice with level arms and curved fingers while strengthening muscle memory playing the repeating patterns.
“There is always at least one song in all of us, waiting to get out” Ms. Carolyn

Vienna Waltz
Vieena Waltz - What a Girl Really Wants
What a Girl Really Wants

PlayNSimple practice videos are available on my Carolyn's YouTube Channel Channel. These practice repetition videos keep the “how to’s” of reading music, theory, technique and expression fun. Watch this PlayNsimple practice video and learn chord structures spanning across three skill levels.

Fun Keys "Around the World"
Ages 2 - 3; Playlists:
PlayNSimple Level 1 and Primer Level playtime. The Sedonia - Machu Pichu PlayNSimple practice video exercises all five fingers on both hands.

Machu Picchu
Join Ms. Carolyn in this exciting Keyboarding class! Children learn to play rhythm instruments, hand bells, and keyboards made for little hands and feet. They dance and sing along with exciting videos. Parents and childern enjoy this Fun Keys class together.

Fun Keys with Music for Little Mozarts
Ages 4 - 6; Playlists: PlayNSimple Level 1 and Little Mozarts playtime. The Old McDonald Had a Farm - Farmony PlayNSimple practice video is a hit with students everywhere.
Old McDonald Had a Farm


This amazing class is an excellent introductory class for the keyboard. Your little Mozart will learn how to play by ear, enhance musical vocabulary and fine tune finger exercises. Kids will have fun singing, listening and learning the music process while following along with captivating videos. Students who continue on with instruction complete this four book course in six to twelve months.

Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha
Ages 7 - 9; Playlists: PlayNSimple Level 2 and Keyboard Encounters Kids Video Excursions. The Steve Miller Band - Abracadbra - Peck Pocketed PlayNSimple practice video is popular.

Peck Pocketed
Students learn to play the piano sooner than ever thought possible in this class. They play separately and as a group while learning the early essentials of music. Each go home the first class able to play at least one song. Students who continue on with instruction complete this four book course in eight to twelve months.

Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters by Yamaha
Ages - 10 - Adult; Playlists: PlayNSimple Level 3 and Keyboard Encounters Video Excursions. The Wake Me When September Ends - Geri's Game PlayNSimple practice video is popular with advanced and beginning students as well.
Wake Me When September Ends

Geri's Game
Students learn to practice with a weekly checklist in this class while learning the essentials of piano music on a Yamaha Portable Grand piano. Students who continue on with instruction complete this six module course in twelve to twenty four months.

Fun Keys Colorado Community Center Partners
Fun Keys Ensembles with 2 - 8 students; $60.00 resident plus book and material fee

Ms. Carolyn's Highlands Ranch Fun Keys flyer Monday

Northridge Recreation Center 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch
Register online: or call: 303-791-2500

In partnership with the Highlands Ranch Community Association

Keyboard Encounters by Yamaha Promotional Video for Colorado Communities

“Fun Keys” is a music awareness program that teaches piano students to play and practice with video and audio accompaniments. They discover the musical patterns and play along with the performance. Ms.Carolyn helps students of all ages find their musical expression through movement, singing and keyboarding. Students learn to play in rhythm and use the strength of their arms. Free practice videos are available at

Piano rolls give students a visual way to see the music, just like the pros. Animated piano rolls reinforce rhythm and they are great for practice repetitions. Synthesia responds to tones from the keyboard or singing while showing progress with positive feedback.
"Now the fun begins" as we follow the rhythmic cues from animated piano rolls with our "heads up". Ms. Carolyn teaches how to find the way around the keyboard. Students watch the music on the screen and keep their fingers focused on the keys while learning, practicing and playing.

Ms. Carolyn and her students learn, play and perform with Yamaha Portable Grand Pianos and other keyboards, smart phones, and tablets like Apple's iPad Piano teachers prefer pianos with Graded Hammer Action because it strengthens student’s fingers.

"heads up", this is how we find our way around the keyboard without looking

The black keys are grouped in twos and threes. This tactile difference is how our fingers learn to get around. The second and fourth fingers learn to locate the gaps. These two fingers help our brain become familiar with the pattern. They indicate if there are two or three black keys under the hand.

The second finger learns to gently rest on the edge of the first black key. The C key is just underneath the thumb on the right hand. The fingers learn in a natural way to find their keys.

The hands learn the gap between the repeating patterns.

The PlayNSimple excursion video series"Catch the Rhythm” inspire students to play in unison and help them find their way around the keyboard. These videos keep the students attention away from watching their hands while locating the groups of black keys and playing to marching and swing rhythms.

U.S. Military Academy Band / Ants Go Marching - When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again is a marching rhythm that teaches how to anticipate when to get in line. The keys are transposed to emphasize locating the group of two black keys.

Yamaha’s Boogie Woogie / Boogie Wonderland
This swing rhythm makes you want to dance. Follow three jazz chords and boogie walking bass within the twelve bar blues.

Yamaha’s Boogie Woogie - Sheet Music  
The sheet music wants to swing in this video. This is one of the songs available on the Yamaha Portable Grand Piano.

Cello Wars - Piano Guys 
This marching rhythm pokes at you with the minor sound that keeps you moving to the major. This shows the major and minor part of a C chord, the staccato and legato musical articulation by playing quarter notes short and detached and whole notes longer and held.