What piano exercises do you use for children?

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What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by Nat » 09 Apr 2009, 23:49

Usually I start a lesson with warming-up exercises by Hanon. But I thought it might be really boring for younger children (9-11 y.o.).
What do you use in this case?

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Re: What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by Gill the Piano » 10 Apr 2009, 14:44

The Dozen A Day series are as old as the hills but very good. And Dave's right; rude lyrics will probably make them more fun...
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Re: What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by Gill the Piano » 12 Apr 2009, 16:14

dave brum wrote:the 'theme' song of Liverpool FC, 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
I was led to believe by my scouser friend that the correct title is in fact 'You'll Never Walk Again'...
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Re: What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by Gill the Piano » 12 Apr 2009, 16:18

dave brum wrote:
Gill the Piano wrote:And Dave's right; rude lyrics will probably make them more fun...
I said football songs not rude songs, there is a difference.
I hate loathe and detest football - well, all sport really - but must admit I found the book on football songs, 'One Ginger Pele', hysterically funny. Get it from the library, Dave, you'll love it!
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Re: What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by Gill the Piano » 14 Apr 2009, 16:33

No I don't think he is...but I believe he was referring to the Kop's threats to the Other Side. Have you read One Ginger Pele yet??? You'll like it...
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Re: What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by EarlMarsden » 01 Sep 2009, 10:41

Thanks for the link, Alexis... Maybe I should try this animated piano exercises for my young students. There are, indeed, a lot of music teacher resources on the internet that can be very helpful for in our teaching career. We just have to learn how to use them to our advantage. Also visit http://www.musicteachershelper/blog for more tips in music teaching.
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Re: What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by EarlMarsden » 29 Nov 2009, 06:46

Also try these two simple games for your piano students.
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Re: What piano exercises do you use for children?

Post by TrentH » 11 Apr 2012, 09:15

HIi there, Practicing scales and learning the chords are a really good way to begin. With scales, you want to be able to play smoothly but with chords, you want to be able to identify the different ones that there are. Also have some one call out a key and you have to find it on the piano is a really good way to learn the different keys. Also practicing the scales and chords with both left and right hands..Thanks!!!


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