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Color Me Mozart is a book that teaches kids how to read and play music at a very young age, in a fun and dynamic way!
61 backers pledged $5,287 to help bring this project to life.

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Color Me Mozart | Book 2: Musical Lines
Color Me Mozart | Book 2: Musical Lines

Hi everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check out my Kickstarter campaign. I've been working so hard to finish all the details on this new book and designing the customized xylophone which will replicate the exact colors in the Color Me Mozart book.  I am really excited that it's finally ready to go, and now I need your help to bring the book and the custom xylophone to life! 

Color Me Mozart Customized Xylophone
Color Me Mozart Customized Xylophone

Color Me Mozart is a music learning system for kids that I've been developing over the past five years. My goal was to create a way for kids to learn music without it being boring or tedious, using recognizable concepts. I chose shapes and colors as these are the first things that children learn in school and at home.

Basie Teaching Musical Lines
Basie Teaching Musical Lines

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adrian Edward is a music therapist, teacher and classically trained pianist (you didn‘t even know he played piano, did ya?).  He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he works as a music therapist at the Guild for Exceptional Children and is a guitar teacher at the prestigious Collegiate School in New York City. Adrian created Color Me Mozart while teaching thousands of children the joy of music.

Check out the first book that started it all, here! www.colormemozart.com

Mozi Teaching Musical Notes
Mozi Teaching Musical Notes

WHERE THIS PROJECT CAME FROM

In my years working as a music therapist and a piano and guitar teacher, I realized that there was a void of fun and easy material to teach kids music. It was either too boring or way too simplistic. On the other hand, there were games like Guitar Hero, that while fun, didn't really teach you actual music. (It was a blast to feel like a rock star though!)

Lizzie Teaches the Color Green and the Note "F"
Lizzie Teaches the Color Green and the Note "F"

I wanted to create a simple, music learning system for both a general education and special needs setting, including children with autism and other disabilities. I knew there had to be a way for kids to easily learn music the way they naturally learn the language they speak at home. 

It was then that I tried this idea with my students and was blown away by the incredible results.

Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary Had a Little Lamb

STRETCH GOALS

$5,000 Total Funding

We did it! We reached our goal! That means that this book and the customized Color Me Mozart xylophone WILL be made! Thanks to everyone who helped us get to this $5,000 goal!

$10,000 Total Funding

If we reach $10,000 total funding, everyone who is receiving a Color Me Mozart book, will also receive a Color Me Mozart sticker sheet with all the characters on each sheet.  Who doesn’t love stickers?!!

Risks and challenges

Since most of the design is completed for the xylophone and book, there are very little risks, other than me getting abducted by aliens. In which case, I have left very competent people in charge who will do their best to replicate my signature!

I have put a lot of time, and hard work into this project and after working for so long to get the first book out, I know what it takes to see projects to completion. I am determined to see this through. Thanks again for your support!

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    Help Us Out!

    Just a kind gesture to help us reach more kids with awesome music. Your name will be printed on a special "Thank you" page in the book.

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    Signed Copy of Color Me Mozart

    Get your own signed copy of Color Me Mozart with your name printed on a special "Thank You" page.

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    Color Me Mozart Starter Pack

    You'll get a signed copy of the book along with the custom xylophone, so you can make your own amazing music right away. Your name will be printed on a special "Thank You" page in the book.

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    • SIGNED COPY OF BOOK
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    The Gift of Giving | Holiday Package!

    Give any child or school the gift of music this holiday season. Choose this reward and we will prepare a beautifully presented package and deliver it on your behalf to anyone or any school.

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    • SIGNED COPY OF BOOK
    • YOUR NAME PRINTED ON A SPECIAL "THANK YOU" PAGE
    • COLOR ME MOZART XYLOPHONE
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    The Whole Kaboodle

    You get everything in the Starter Pack with your name printed on a special "Thank You" page in the book, plus a copy of the book that started it all, Color Me Mozart Series One.

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    • SIGNED COPIES OF COLOR ME MOZART BOOKS 1 & 2
    • YOUR NAME PRINTED ON A SPECIAL "THANK YOU" PAGE
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    You Have Lots of Kids or Own a Bookstore

    You will receive 5 signed copies of Books 1 and 2, and 5 custom xylophones. Your name or your store name will also be printed on a special "Thank You" page in the book.

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    • 5 SIGNED COPIES OF COLOR ME MOZART BOOK 1
    • 5 SIGNED COPIES OF COLOR ME MOZART BOOK 2
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    Signed Limited Print Illustration

    You get the Whole Kaboodle plus a limited edition framed print, signed by our illustrator, Paula De La Cruz. Your name will be printed BIGGER inside the book, as a special thank you to get this special project completed.

    Includes:
    • SIGNED AND FRAMED LIMITED EDITION PRINT ILLUSTRATION
    • YOUR NAME PRINTED "BIGGER" ON A SPECIAL "THANK YOU" PAGE
    • SIGNED COPIES OF COLOR ME MOZART BOOKS 1 & 2
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    Platinum Pledge! Original Illustration

    For going above and beyond, you'll receive the Whole Kaboodle, plus an original illustration dedicated just for you or your child by our amazing illustrator Paula De La Cruz. Your name will be printed BIGGER inside the book as a special thank you to get this special project completed. This is the ultimate pledge!

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    • ONE OF A KIND ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION SIGNED AND FRAMED
    • YOUR NAME PRINTED "BIGGER" ON A SPECIAL "THANK YOU" PAGE
    • SIGNED COPIES OF COLOR ME MOZART BOOKS 1 & 2
    • COLOR ME MOZART XYLOPHONE
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