Piano by Letter and Piano by Number are great alternatives to reading music, an important consideration for parents of preschoolers or any child having difficulty with reading sheet music.
Reading music is often too difficult for the younger children to do with confidence. There are many ways of starting a child playing piano, including by number, by color and by letter.
The rationale of these starter systems is that they build enthusiasm and confidence while at the same time building the skills that will be necessary to read music.
Piano by Letter is designed to work with our other methods, including Piano by Number, to give your child an enthusiastic start at the piano.
After your child has started playing fun, familiar songs by letter, it is easy to introduce the concepts of reading music using our book I CAN READ MUSIC.
There's nothing to unlearn with any simple starting piano method, be it by color, by number or by letter. Once the child is happily started, and reading music, they won't even remember their "training wheels," just like on a bicycle!
PIANO BY LETTER is identical to PIAN0 IS EASY and includes the same songs expressed as letters instead of numbers.
Both PIANO IS EASY (number format) and PIANO BY LETTER (letter format) share the same fun, familiar songs.
The advantage of the letter format is that it helps the child learn the names of the notes. The advantage of the number format is that it is easier for children to understand the directional flow of the music (up and down.) Letters are fine when the alphabet is moving "up," (ABCD) but harder when the alphabet is reversed (DCBA.) Numbers are just as easy for kids regardless of whether they are moving up or down.
There are 50 songs in PIANO BY LETTER in a 120 page illustrated songbook with familiar songs like London Bridge and Jingle Bells.
Just put the lettered stickers on your keys and you're ready to play!
Preschool kids love it, and use it like a toy.