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A BIT ABOUT US

Our Mission Statement

 

Kapok Press is dedicated to empowering every beginner on their musical journey.

Our publications are for both neurodiverse and neurotypical students.

We are a committed community of like-minded piano teachers who have embraced a method of instruction highlighted by Christine Bemko Kril and based on her more than 30 years of experience working with a diverse population of students.  Our goal is to encourage piano teaching to all individuals, to be inclusive, and bring music to people who may be challenged with muscular coordination and ability, and who are neurodiverse.

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We look forward to working with you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments or suggestions on things we can do better or what you like about our program.

Our Books

We want every child to believe in their own ability to make music. The I Can Do It! Piano Books support young beginners and those who are neurodiverse to begin their creative journey with music that is accessible, and easy to use and understand.

We want every child to believe in their own ability to make music. The I Can Do It! Piano Books support young beginners and those who are neurodiverse to begin their creative journey with music that is accessible, and easy to use and understand.With the goal of making playing the piano accessible to all, our books and materials help beginners understand the patterns of the keyboard, develop finger strength and dexterity, learn the fundamentals of music and grow in their ability to learn and memorize. 

 

Beginners master new skills and build their understanding of music step by step with every new song, making the I Can Do It! Piano Books a great start in piano!

The Latest Research

Read this article "How to Grow the Good in Your Brain" (from Greater Good online Magazine at UC Berkley). It explains that your brain is 'like a garden', and repeated activity can stimulate amazing positive changes in the brain. Playing piano grows the brain's neuroplasticity and challenges the right and left hemisphere of the brain to work cooperatively, honing learning in a powerful and unique way that is above and beyond other learned skills.

Training the left and right brain hemispheres to work together, piano playing also:

  • Helps people learn to control and strengthen each finger, growing the connection between the brain and the finger.

  • Increases math ability, pattern recognition and number recognition.

  • Strengthens reading ability by developing letter and word recognition, and visual tracking skills across a page.

  • Increases eye/hand coordination.

  • Increases upper body strength through controlled arm and hand motions, and helps develop a stabilized torso that support upright sitting.

Piano Keys

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For more information check out our blog or call toll free at 866-445-2765.

You can also email us at info@kapokpress.com.