‘Soft Way to Mozart’ is a new, patented method of teaching music and piano described in the book 'You CAN be a musician: A Defence of Music'. It was developed by a musicologist and a music educator Hellene Hiner for teachers and parents.
Hiner’s method uses technology aspect for the most effective results with students of any age and aptitudes. The method has been tested in a variety of music studios and public schools as well as in home setting in over 60 countries. It has proven to be the most effective in getting musical education and learning to play piano.
If you are a music or piano teacher, you will be able to significantly expand your business, increase the amount of your students, and effectiveness of your work. You will be able to teach students as young as 24 month. You will also be able to succesfully teach children with special needs. Your prodigies will musically advance in a much shorter time.
If you are a homeschooling or traditional parent, this method will help you organize music classes with your children between the ages of 24 months and 5 years old. Although initially intended only for students, our program unexpectedly sparked parents' interest who expressed desire to study piano along with their children. Today, many households enjoy family recitals where both children and parents perform for their family and friends.
If you are unable to arrange or afford private piano lessons, this method will help your child receive solid music education at home with the aid of our detailed lesson plans and learning materials. If you are able to hire a teacher, he/she can use our method in conjunction with traditional classical approach.
Sophiyka (Belarus) is taking piano lessons with the Soft Mozart certified piano teacher. On this video we showed her progress in 1,5 years of study.
Our graduates can later apply the music skills they acquired through Hiner method in other academic cources as well as in their daily lives.
With the help of Hiner method, teachers and parents will be able to learn and improve ytheir teaching skills in the following subjects:
- Piano sight-reading
- Piano performance
- Solfeggio (sight-singing, ear training, music dictations)
- Harmony (ability to play by chords, to pick up chords for any melody, transposing)
- Music theory
- Music appreciation
- Music history
Alexandra (USA) is receiving her music education with her mom, Soft Mozart certified teacher. On this video 2-year-old Alexandra enjoys the Hayden Surprise Symphony after sight-reading the simplified version of the main theme of the masterpiece and hearing it in Theory Theater Puppet Video.
Hiner method is aimed not only for learning music, but also for creating, developing, and improving the following essential skills from scratch:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Dual hands coordination
- Fine motor skills development (from creating fingers' awareness to fingers' management)
- Skills to focus on the music score without looking on piano keys
- Attention span
- Memory development
- Speech development
- Abstract and creative thinking development
Hiner method pays a great deal of attention to the social aspect of music education. We created a unique online community and school, where every member can receive help and support in his/her teaching or learning needs. We provide heavy lifting for keeping your students and children motivated in receiving their music education and improving their piano skills.
Liliana started her piano journey with Soft Mozart Academy in the winter of 2012. She is on the full scholarship for most of the time and now in the 4th Level of Hellene Hiner's school. She played simiplified version of the Beethoven's master piece in 2013. The original version of the piece was performed at the Winter online recital 'Butterfly Ball' in 2016. The combination of the both performances shows the progress in student's music development.
Our hard-working teachers, parents, and students receive scholarship discounts, certificates, and gifts personally from the method creator - Hellene Hiner.
Uniqueness of the method
Before Hiner method came to existence the most of other approaches in teaching piano tried to accommodate student’s eye-sight to rigid music notation. In contrary, Hiner accommodated traditional music notation to fit the visual needs of young beginners.
Madina Sankibayeva, Soft Mozart certified teacher in her classroom (Astana, Kazakhstan)
We use the similar approach when teaching children to read books. In order to train beginners eyes to read texts we use ABC with pictures, pictures books, and chapter books formats. Gradually we increase the amount of lines on the pages and decrease the art and the font size. Using the same analogy, Hiner created different text formats for reading music from elementary to traditional.
The ability to adjust music texts to the needs of various students greatly enhanced professional experience of music and piano teachers in their daily teaching routines. Hiner approach also made it possible to teach applicable music essentials at home setting through active hands-on learning.
8 year old Katarina (Israel) started learning piano when she was 3 year old with Soft Mozart Academy curriculum. Her mom is a pianist and Certified Soft Mozart teacher. On this video you will see Kataina's beginning in learning to play piano and the current stage of her music development.