About Perfect Pitch
Perfect Pitch, also known as absolute pitch, is the ability to name or reproduce a tone without reference to an external standard. So, someone with perfect pitch can name a note he or she hears without having to compare it to another known note. And while perfect pitch is not necessary to be a musician, it certainly helps.
Perfect pitch is rare--only one out of 2,000 people have it, although conservative estimates are that only one out of 10,000 have it. Some of the greatest musicians have had it: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, and Paul Schafer, just to name a few. It is worth noting that most musicians do not have perfect pitch.
Traditional belief is that someone is born with or without perfect pitch. We believe a little differently...that perfect pitch can be developed, especially if fostered before age five or six. Consequently, we make an effort to help our students develop perfect pitch.
The videos below are raw footage of our daughters learning perfect pitch. Please feel free to use them for your own child or student. You have permission to share them or link to them as well.