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MusIQ HomeSchool the First Music Curriculum for Home School Families to Receive The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

1 May 2009 No Comment

Unique home school music program wins over parents, children and educators with animated, interactive software, solid early piano pedagogy, and comprehensive lesson plans

HALIFAX, NS AND SUNNYVALE, CA, May 1, 2009 – The National Parenting Center has awarded its Seal of Approval to MusIQ HomeSchool – Year 1, the first music and piano curriculum for home schooling families to win approval from a leading parent advocacy organization. A first-of-its-kind music curriculum, MusIQ HomeSchool combines the benefits of interactive software, Children’s Music Journey, with comprehensive lesson plans, activities and frequent assessments.

The homeschooling movement is no longer a fringe element of society as more and more parents are embracing the concept. But homeschooling is much more than keeping your kids on track with Math, English, Science and the like. Part of the educational experience has to include the arts and MusIQ is a perfect tool for incorporating music into your curriculum. The CD offers a visually stimulating experience with great graphics and even a funny, engaging Beethoven. Kids loved the improvisation room where they could record their own tunes and then proudly play them back. There are also fun games like “Catch The Note” that will keep your child entertained and looking forward to “music class”. “- The National Parenting Center

The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval program is an independent testing procedure judging a variety of products to help better inform parents. Testing involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight week period. Staffed by volunteers, the testing facility of The National Parenting Center gives parents, children, and educators the opportunity to examine a variety of submitted products. The testers are encouraged to play with, build, and read about each product or service’s quality, and judge by the reactions of children. Evaluations review desirability, interactive stimulation and other ingredients essential in the make-up of a quality product, and results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received from the parent/testers.

“We’re excited to be recognized by The National Parenting Center with its official Seal of Approval for MusIQ HomeSchool,” said Jim Mullen, president and CEO, Adventus Inc. “With award-winning software, useful guides for parents, and a program children truly love, families using MusIQ HomeSchool get the most comprehensive early music and piano curriculum available. We are focused on providing an effective and enjoyable music learning experience and we believe our unwavering dedication to quality helps ensure home schooling families deliver a solution that far exceeds their expectations.”

“As the leader in interactive music learning solutions, we’re proud to be able to offer parents a superior program that helps children learn to read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise,” said Doug Rideout, vice president, Adventus Inc.

Founded in 1996, with headquarters in Halifax, Adventus specializes in developing highly engaging, interactive programs that inspire students of all ages to learn the language of music. MusIQ HomeSchool, facilitated by Adventus’ interactive software, is an innovative music and piano learning solution that may be easily integrated into a regular home-study routine. Adventus technology also facilitates highly popular and successful MusIQ Club, an after-school music program, offering group piano lessons in dozens of cities across Canada and USA. The National Parenting Center’s review of MusIQ HomeSchool – Year 1 is available on www.tnpc.com .

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