LIKE HOLIDAY SONGS ON PIANO
are a good time to interest a child in the piano. You don't
need a big, expensive acoustic piano. An inexpensive electronic
keyboard will do just fine.
songs are so familiar, repeated every year throughout childhood,
it is easy to get a child excited about playing them on the
important to not make the process seem like work to the child,
but play. This you can accomplish by using PIANO BY NUMBER, a
simple system that provides an instantly understandable and
enjoyable musical language for kids.
impetus for children at this time is the omnipresence of Holiday
music in their lives: at school, in stores, on the radio, it is
PIANO BY NUMBER
reduces the complexity of the piano to a level that a child can
readily understand: numbers. Any child that can count to ten is
a candidate for the piano using this easy, child-friendly system.
And a good
start leads to further interest. Any realistic view of piano
lessons, long term, soon must include the fact that learning the
piano takes time and effort, and if you're not having fun, the
likelihood is that your child will give up and quit.
is to start with numbers, establish that sense of fun, and then
slowly start to introduce the elements of reading music, using a
child-friendly book such as I CAN READ MUSIC.
block is always reading music. That is the element that leads to
a 90% failure rate in children's piano lessons.
But you can
minimize that frustration by using PIANO BY NUMBER as a
balancing element to reading music. Since children find numbers
so enjoyable, it is easy to design a curriculum in which the
"work" of reading music is balanced with the "play" of
piano with numbers.
are intimidated by piano lessons, piano teachers and reading
PIANO BY NUMBER
is a chance for kids to take the piano on their own terms, at
their own pace, exploring music like a toy.
It is far
easier to interest a child in the piano if they are already
having fun with it.