I've seen a couple of piano keyboards that you hook up to the computer and teach you how to play. I would be interested in something like this for my kids (we don't have a piano) but I'm not sure if they are worth the money.
Practical Homeschooling magazine had a review of My Piano Pack , by eMedia Music Corp., this past month that was less than stellar. One of the major complaints was that there was a latency between striking the note on the keyboard and hearing the sound on the computer. That would drive me buggy!
Have any of you tried anything like this and if so what are your thoughts?
I personally took piano for 8 years (hated every second of it and have no personal interest in it all all ) but I'm glad for the musical education that it gave me. I think my 8 yo dd would be the most interested in this. My mom is currently teaching her some piano but since we don't have a piano or keyboard ourselves she isn't able to practice. I like the thought of her being able to fire up the computer and learn while she's at home when ever she wants. If she's musically inclined I want to make sure she gets the education that she wants but I don't want to shove it down her throat, like it was mine, so that she ends up resenting it.
Here is a link to the one that I mentioned above: