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Classical Music for Children, Classical Music Teaching Material. My mission: to lead children carefully to it. The NEW approach? The new “tool”? POPULAR Classical Music. Homework, test, a cool video that takes a lot of work off teachers: 150 easy questions about classical composers and their works, a collection of 300 classical works, prepared for later recall. All is sustainable, environmentally friendly, digital and analog. For face-to-face teaching and distance learning, plus a mix.
2,038 €
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 Teaching Material Classical Music for Children
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About this project

Funding period 3/10/21 9:18 AM - 6/4/21 11:59 PM
Realisation 1st week of June 2021
Start level 2,000 €

I would like to 1. have the "answer-and-info video" in the "Classical Music Teaching Materials" optimized, 2. fund postage for hundreds of postcards to teachers

Category Education
City Flein

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What is this project all about?

Please support and visit my German offer, as all visits – yours included – would trigger the huge English counterpart, if the German crowdfunding is successful. Thanks for visiting, even if you don’t speak one word German. The crowdfunding however and the pitch video are in English! My website "Classical Music for Children" and my "Classical Music Teaching Material": These are only two of several components in my whole mission for teachers and children. One more is my collection of 300 popular classical music works. I need – first – please support for making my already spoken "answers and info video" in the teaching material much more attractive, to accompany it with music and to illustrate it in a really exciting way. And I would like – secondly – then to inform teachers, and I want to do that with postcards, because e-mails end quite surely in the spam folder, before they reach the RIGHT teacher in hundreds, better thousands of schools.

* (IMPORTANT) The “Thank-Yous” number 4 and 5 are our problem children. That is – if we want a reasonable delivery time – the postage is more expensive than the “Thank-Yous”. It is a whopping 5€ 4, which is currently $ 60. No option to suggest such a thing. That means, your package – if you decided for this “Thank-You” – will need up to 4 months of travel time, with no guarantee that it needs even more time.

The “Thank-Yous” number 6 to 9 includes the fastest, most reliable option with tracking. That means that in our experience – via COVID – the shipping time is some 5 weeks. That is true for the shipping to Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, please consider that this may change, if postal services discover any option TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF THE COVID SITUATION: ridiculous, annoying, outrageous! The cheaper postage (“Thank-Yous” 4 and 5) needs 4 months to be delivered, but that is also no guarantee, that it might not last longer. No package in 2020/2021 has been lost forever, but one needed 9 months until it returned to our place. The “Thank-Yous” number 1 to 3 are digital and “travel” – of course – in seconds. For more countries, please contact us.

All Work on the "Classical Music Teaching Material" is 95 percent complete. It will come into being for sure! It consists of 14/17 parts and the "answers and info video" is the most exciting, if I can illustrate it with your help really top. This video can be used digitally or in face-to-face lessons to correct the class work together. It is not graded, but a winner is determined. Or a winning team consisting of a maximum of two classmates. Correcting is done - teachers with their kids - together in the classroom. Each child corrects the - anonymized - answers of a classmate. The correction can also be done alone at home (... just with this video). Or a mix of both is possible. The postcards are also already designed ready to print. For the video I need a support of about US-$ 800 to US-$ 900. For the first stamps, 2,000 pieces at 60 cents postage, I need the other US-$ 1,200. The printing of 5,000 postcards at 3.5 cents each is what I can raise myself. And likewise the postage for the first 200 stamps, but 200 pieces are quickly addressed and mailed.

Everything is about the fact that popular classical music - as early in life as possible - should be the optimal way to any classical music. Even my website "Classical Music for Babies" and "Classical Music in Kindergarten" fit in with this. The fact that popular classical music is a musical genre of its own is largely unknown among people who have not yet discovered it for themselves. Of course, children's concerts, "Peter and the Wolf," "Carnival of the Animals," and countless CDs with stories combined with classical music make classical music accessible to kids: An enthusiastic audience is guaranteed. However, these offers do not have a lasting value, especially for a later enjoyment of classical music. Although many parents would like this for their children, as well as for their offspring to learn an instrument.

Everything in the project, the "Classical Music Teaching Material", the website "Classical Music for Children", my "Classical Music Top 300" and several other websites aims to " embed" as many popular classical pieces as possible in the memory of young and very young people, so that they will remember the melodies later: namely, when their own musical taste is significantly formed. Then - with the memory of the works heard several times - the realization can better follow that further such melodies are worth discovering. The communication of the term "popular" is of crucial importance here. With this search term you can find my "Classical Top 300" via Google. For this I also offer there - immediately - the possible option to discover such music, which starts with 300 links to Youtube.

With the approach, via my stress-free "Classical Music Teaching Material", the subject only with positive school time and the involvement with it at home, as well as the competition that arises from the matter, the students later associate a pleasant memory. It must also be communicated that popular classical music can and must necessarily be listened to alongside current chart hits. Finally, with the knowledge that the musical genre "popular classical" exists, the further path to then more serious classical music is open: Children stick with the 300 pieces offered, or with this philosophy - as "advanced beginners" in classical music - seek out more "popular" pieces. Or they turn to complete works as well as partial complete works of individual classical composers. In addition - on the further way - concerts with more serious classical music are available as an option. Or events with André Rieu could be an unforgettable experience for this group, who have finally decided on "popular classical music". But then certainly not until their 20s, 30s or 40s.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

The goal of my "Classical Music Teaching Material" is primarily to inspire teachers to be able to lead children to classical music in a sustainable way. In addition to the existing approaches, such as listening to "Peter and the Wolf" and the "Carnival of the Animals". Or to prefer my approach instead of these "tools": sustainable, convenient, exciting, digital, environmentally friendly (... if it is possible to avoid printing the sheets). Correcting is done - together - in school time or alternatively at home. The aim is to introduce many more people to classical music - now based on many, many beautiful pieces of music - especially in a sustainable way. For teachers, the teaching material means less work, no home correction and possibly even an "aha experience" for themselves.

* (IMPORTANT) The “Thank-Yous” number 4 and 5 are our problem children. That is – if we want a reasonable delivery time – the postage is more expensive than the “Thank-Yous”. It is a whopping 5€ 4, which is currently $ 60. No option to suggest such a thing. That means, your package – if you decided for this “Thank-You” – will need up to 4 months of travel time, with no guarantee that it needs even more time.

The “Thank-Yous” number 6 to 9 includes the fastest, most reliable option with tracking. That means that in our experience – via COVID – the shipping time is some 5 weeks. That is true for the shipping to Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, please consider that this may change, if postal services discover any option TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF THE COVID SITUATION: ridiculous, annoying, outrageous! The cheaper postage (“Thank-Yous” 4 and 5) needs 4 months to be delivered, but that is also no guarantee, that it might not last longer. No package in 2020/2021 has been lost forever, but one needed 9 months until it returned to our place. The “Thank-Yous” number 1 to 3 are digital and “travel” – of course – in seconds. For more countries, please contact us.

Why would you support this project?

I hope for your support, because I want to " polish " the video with the answers much more interesting, exciting, educational and informative: instead of the exclusive moderation, it would love to "enriched" it with many multimedia illustrations and music. I would like to complete the project at the end of May 2021, that is, the last part - the optimization of the video.

* (IMPORTANT) The “Thank-Yous” number 4 and 5 are our problem children. That is – if we want a reasonable delivery time – the postage is more expensive than the “Thank-Yous”. It is a whopping 5€ 4, which is currently $ 60. No option to suggest such a thing. That means, your package – if you decided for this “Thank-You” – will need up to 4 months of travel time, with no guarantee that it needs even more time.

The “Thank-Yous” number 6 to 9 includes the fastest, most reliable option with tracking. That means that in our experience – via COVID – the shipping time is some 5 weeks. That is true for the shipping to Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, please consider that this may change, if postal services discover any option TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF THE COVID SITUATION: ridiculous, annoying, outrageous! The cheaper postage (“Thank-Yous” 4 and 5) needs 4 months to be delivered, but that is also no guarantee, that it might not last longer. No package in 2020/2021 has been lost forever, but one needed 9 months until it returned to our place. The “Thank-Yous” number 1 to 3 are digital and “travel” – of course – in seconds. For more countries, please contact us.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

With the first US $ 800 (€ 800) to US $ 900 (€ 900) I would like to optimize my "answer and info video". This service is already pre-booked (... end of May), only the fee for the creative is missing. I need another € 1,100 ( € 1.100) for the first big postcard campaign to schools and teachers. I will be able to finance the printing of 5,000 postcards (eachat 3.5 Cents) myself. I also manage to pay the postage for about 200 postcards. But sending out this small number of postcards is not my "plan". There should be many, many more: hundreds, better thousands and for that I would like to spend the money that I might receive beyond the funding goal.

* (IMPORTANT) The “Thank-Yous” number 4 and 5 are our problem children. That is – if we want a reasonable delivery time – the postage is more expensive than the “Thank-Yous”. It is a whopping 5€ 4, which is currently $ 60. No option to suggest such a thing. That means, your package – if you decided for this “Thank-You” – will need up to 4 months of travel time, with no guarantee that it needs even more time.

The “Thank-Yous” number 6 to 9 includes the fastest, most reliable option with tracking. That means that in our experience – via COVID – the shipping time is some 5 weeks. That is true for the shipping to Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, please consider that this may change, if postal services discover any option TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF THE COVID SITUATION: ridiculous, annoying, outrageous! The cheaper postage (“Thank-Yous” 4 and 5) needs 4 months to be delivered, but that is also no guarantee, that it might not last longer. No package in 2020/2021 has been lost forever, but one needed 9 months until it returned to our place. The “Thank-Yous” number 1 to 3 are digital and “travel” – of course – in seconds. For more countries, please contact us.

Who are the people behind the project?

I'm Peter Bach, Jr. and for around 40 years I've been professionally preparing - mainly for children, but also for adults - how business enterprises "work": how a newspaper is created, how a brewery brews beer, how a mine works and what "goes on" behind the scenes at a health resort. My father "transported" South Tyrol, Bavaria and the Black Forest culturally 60 years ago. Today I do this with the theme "Classical Music" and "Johann Sebastian Bach" together with my wife Renate. I have been informing about Bach for about eight years, classical music has been exciting me for about half a year. So knowledge transfer plays a huge role for me throughout my life.

I am a member of the family of musicians around Johann Sebastian Bach (... Renate found that out a few years ago, her passion is the Bach genealogy), I don't play any musical instrument and I wrote my "Biography about Johann Sebastian Bach for Children" some time ago, then successfully crowdfunded and finally realized the printing. In the meantime there is also a coloring book about Bach by me as well as a small book "Letters from Children to Johann Sebastian Bach" ... an exciting, funny reading for adults. In the course of the years I also created many websites about Bach and popular classical music. "Bach on Bach" - the most important website - is now the largest German-language and also international website on "Bach + Family" in 50 languages.

* (IMPORTANT) The “Thank-Yous” number 4 and 5 are our problem children. That is – if we want a reasonable delivery time – the postage is more expensive than the “Thank-Yous”. It is a whopping 5€ 4, which is currently $ 60. No option to suggest such a thing. That means, your package – if you decided for this “Thank-You” – will need up to 4 months of travel time, with no guarantee that it needs even more time.

The “Thank-Yous” number 6 to 9 includes the fastest, most reliable option with tracking. That means that in our experience – via COVID – the shipping time is some 5 weeks. That is true for the shipping to Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, please consider that this may change, if postal services discover any option TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF THE COVID SITUATION: ridiculous, annoying, outrageous! The cheaper postage (“Thank-Yous” 4 and 5) needs 4 months to be delivered, but that is also no guarantee, that it might not last longer. No package in 2020/2021 has been lost forever, but one needed 9 months until it returned to our place. The “Thank-Yous” number 1 to 3 are digital and “travel” – of course – in seconds. For more countries, please contact us.

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