The Music for Little Mozarts comprehensive series is targeted toward the young/preschool-aged piano student. The series includes the core method books (Lesson, Discovery, Workbook, and Recital) in four levels, supplementary books, and plush stuffed animal characters who are featured in all the books. The stuffed animals appeal to younger students and help to keep them motivated and focused on their musical development.
Features of the core MLM books:
- Lesson: Students are introduced to concepts such as hand position, high vs. low sounds, black and white keys, pre-reading to reading on the grand staff, clefs, intervals, and one-handed playing.
- Discovery: contains singing, listening, and movement activities that coordinate with the concepts from the lesson books.
- Workbook: contains written exercises, listening exercises, and coloring pages.
- Recital: features simple melodies that coordinate with concepts the lesson books, using the MLM characters to tell stories.
The characters featured in the MLM series are Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse, Clara Schumann Cat, J.S. Bunny, Elgar E. Elephant, Nannerl Mouse, Nina Ballerina, Pachelbel Penguin, Professor Haydn Hippo, and Puccini Pooch.