Hello there.xandra wrote:I am a piano teacher and I normally teach 5 year olds upwards, however, I am going to be teaching a 3 year old to play piano, does anyone have any suggestions/ tips on good books or approaches to teaching children as young as this?
I am teaching a three year old.
I usually take them from 4 years old, but this mother was particularly keen for her son to come for lessons, so I agreed to see him. He is an unusually bright little boy and we are progressing slowly.
I teach the Lisa Childs piano books to small children (they are written for this age group in particular and the school has had spectacular success with them over a long period of time) which included stickers and colour etc, it makes it easier and more fun for them to pick up a few tunes early on while they are learning to read music.
You can read more about this at my website :
A link to the contact number for the piano school that wrote the books is also available on my site.
I find my student is good for 20 mins concentration, so inbetween playing and learning to read the notes, we have little rhythm games with small percussion instruments which he really enjoys.
You also have to keep an eye as to if they want to use the loo ; )
Hope this is some help.
Any further questions, pelase do not hesitate to ask.