Preschool is a very special time because of the intense curiosity of the child.
It is well known that musical skills are best instilled at a young age, and the piano is a perfect example of a skill that can be begun early, if it is done with sensitivity and patience.
But what physical skills should be approached first, given the fact that kids at preschool age have limited motor skills, especially the younger they are?
And what about the mental skills, the focus, the concentration needed to understand the rudiments of the piano? Are preschoolers up to that?
Also, given that conventional piano lessons have a 90% failure rate even for 6 year olds, it is very important that enthusiasm not be traded for skills best learned a little later.
Therefore, the most important and first habit to learn at the piano is that the piano is a place to come and have fun.
Without that element of fun, the piano turns to drudgery for children very quickly.
But a breakthrough in preschool music education makes starting to play the piano fun for kids, even for the very youngest children: Piano By Number.
Put the numbered stickers on your piano, and you're ready to play. Beginner piano should be fun!
The advantage is that your preschool child can play fun, familiar songs right away, reserving the drudgery of reading music until a little later when they are familiar with the piano.
When your preschool child has grown comfortable with the geography of the piano using "piano by number," they're ready to read music.
This is the first new method developed in years that consistently delivers better results in introducing the youngest children to the piano.
Our method is a great way for your child to get started in your own home, at your own pace, before you try piano lessons.
It's easy. It's kid-tested, and they love it!
WHY IS THIS METHOD DIFFERENT
Our colorful books are designed to provide children with preparation for piano lessons, a fun process you can do at home, before your kids start regular piano lessons.
All other piano methods start children far too quickly, causing early frustration and eventually leading most children to quit their piano lessons. Read more about this.
We've found this failure can be prevented by starting children playing piano "by number" at home. Then kids make a slow and smooth transition to reading music using our fun music activity book, I CAN READ MUSIC.
Why not get started playing piano today? Research studies agree that piano lessons are an essential part of an enriched early childhood education, producing a 40% rise in math scores.
Our method was created by leading children's music educator, Emmy Award winning composer John Aschenbrenner, whose distinguished academic background includes the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and Trinity College, London.
BUILDS CONFIDENCE WITH NUMBERS!
Put the numbered stickers on your piano, and you're ready to play. Like bicycle training wheels, the numbered, removable stickers are removed when kids feel more confident with the geography of the piano.
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 Preschool Book Package order includes a copy of GAMES FOR THE PIANO . This fun, easy-to-understand book is a good way for preschool kids to start music theory and ear training in a fun game format. Click here for sample pages.
Every Preschool Book Package order includes a FREE copy of the 56 minute DVD video from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO This video will have you playing chords (three piano keys played with the left hand) and fun, familiar songs with both hands right away. That's a $16.95 value free!