Janine King has been teaching musical instruments for over 20 years. Instructing students from age five to adult, she teaches piano, guitar, ukulele, and violin. Janine has created Music Mania Games to teach everyone the music foundational skills needed to understand and play all instrumental music.
Janine King uses a learning style and curriculum that fits a student’s needs. She teaches in an innovative style of gamification and learning activities that enrich the lessons and music skills. Janine King is the creator of the Music Mania Games. These games teach the foundation music skills needed to read note location on the music staff and on the musical instruments that she teaches.
The Music Mania Games set has 4 music learning games. People who do not read music will begin to understand basic music theory and develop more advanced music skills. By playing the games from level 1 to level 4, the players learn necessary music facts and skills competing with pawns, or turtles, frogs, and flies!
Check out the Music Mania Games under the “Shop” section.
The composition of music is offered to the second year or more advanced students. Students may create their own music. Mrs. King uses software to professionally print their songs.
Mrs. King's music students enjoy sharing music with the community. Besides a traditional Christmas concert, they also play in the local assisted living homes.
Piano or keyboard instruction
Piano instruction is for youth age 5 through adults. The music curriculum is matched to a student’s interest, ability level, and age. The Music Mania Games, popular books, Disney books, and jazz books supplement the professional curriculum.
Ukulele instruction begins at an early age.
Ukulele has become very popular as people have enjoyed the ease of learning this instrument and its beautiful tones. Lessons start at age 5 through senior adults. The curriculum is built to match a student’s needs and learning style and is enriched with the Music Mania Games. The games enrich the note reading and chords taught in the curriculum.
The violin is a four string instrument without frets unlike the guitar or ukulele. Students usually start at age 8 to adult. Finger placement on the violin neck is marked for beginners. The student learns the notes on the music staff with the violin curriculum which is supplemented with the Music Mania Games. Fingerpicking, called pizzicato, is used while learning the note location on a string. The bow is used for enriching tonation after the note location is masted on two strings and then develops to the 3rd and 4th string.
Strummin' and Finger Pickin' Fun!
The guitar is offered to students age 8 through adults. Young beginners begin with a youth size guitar. Older youth and adults may use classical, folk, or electric guitar. “Essential Elements” is a favorite curriculum, enriched with the Music Mania Games. Teaching notes on the music staff builds fingerpicking note skills and chord building.