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IS PRESCHOOL A GOOD AGE TO START PIANO?

by John Aschenbrenner 

Many parents know that playing piano even a few minutes a day has many benefits for children. Today we want to consider the youngest of the children, the preschoolers.

Among the benefits of piano lessons are better math scores, better handwriting and better handling of tasks in general.

But what age to start this beneficial process?

Research indicates that the younger a child starts piano lessons, the more benefit they derive from it.

In general, most parents look to start between the ages of three and six.

But there are many factors to consider the younger you want to start.

First of all, the child must be old enough to understand symbols, both letters and numbers. Next, they must have at least enough dexterity to be able to move their fingers independently.

Most important is the emotional maturity of the child. Can they be around strangers, even kindly and warm, without needing the constant presence of a parent? Do they have the ability to carry out even a simple task without frustration?

Even if the child exhibits positively all the factors above, to some degree or other, there is one more important factor that will help all the others: the teacher.

A patient, talented and kind teacher who specializes in teaching preschool kids the piano can be the most important element of all.

A good preschool piano teacher will be so patient and fun that the child is allowed to develop all the above skills while they are learning.

Look for a piano teacher that understands that the first victory to be won is to interest the child in the instrument itself. Once you have that, you can proceed in almost any direction. This means playing the piano for the child, so they see what it can do, and all the fun sounds it can make.

Lastly, try to find a teacher that will teach the child as an individual, not in a group. While general play and learning can be carried out successfully in a group, piano lessons require intense one-on-one skills not possible in a group. Children also benefit from the one-on-one attention that piano lessons naturally provide.

Look for a piano teacher specializing in preschool, and who knows how to go slowly enough for your child that they are not frustrated in any way by their first piano lessons. 

Look for a fun personality, not a stern task-master.

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2008 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

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PIANO IS EASY (ISBN # 0-9718936-1-6) Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 120 page illustrated song book with 50 songs such as Jingle Bells and London Bridge, Play Along Audio CD and removable numbered stickers. 

Every book package order of PIANO IS EASY includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC. This fun, easy-to-understand music activity book is the best way to start children reading music. Click here for sample pages.

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 PIANO IS EASY book package includes a 107 page song book with 44 songs and removable stickers, plus a Play Along Audio CD, free DVD and copy of the book  I CAN READ MUSIC.

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