I recently had the opportunity to review a wonderful new teaching tool called Piano for Preschoolers.
I have been wanting to start piano lessons for my kids, but because I have so many of them, paying someone else to teach them would break the bank. I took piano lessons myself for years, and have always loved music. I’d really like to instill that same love in my kids.
As a homeschooling mom, I teach my kids all day long. I love it. So, when the opportunity to try Piano for Preschoolers was presented to me, I jumped at the chance. What a fantastic way for me to teach all of my kids the basics of playing the piano, and each at their own pace. We headed to our church several times a week to practice.
I started with Zander. Because he is so artistic, I figured he would do well with this. I was right! In just minutes, he was playing a song on the piano all by himself! Over the next few weeks, he seemed to grasp the lessons quickly, and he would master new songs and concepts quickly.
Jace also wanted a chance to try. After all, what Zander does, Jace must do too. So, after Zander would finish his lesson, Jace had his turn. Jace didn’t master it quite as quickly. He did get it, just not as fast as Zander. Jace gets distracted easily, so it took a lot more effort to keep his focus. However, by his second lesson, he was playing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” like a pro!
When we went for our first lesson, Ashley asked if she could try, even though it was supposed to be for pre-schoolers. She has been asking to take piano lessons for years, so I figured this would be a great place to start with her and see just how interested she really was. (And if she would actually stick with it!) I am proud to say that she did great! She caught on quickly, and with her, I was able to go deeper into the lessons. We talked about rhythm, timing, and other musical terms. I know this is geared toward preschoolers, but it really is a great tool for teaching anyone of any age.
The best part is, the parents don’t have to be musical genuises to teach their children how to play the piano. The lessons in Piano for Preschoolers are really easy to understand, the concept is a breeze to pick up, and the cd they include really helps you understand the timing and rhythm of the songs.
If you have been hesitating about introducing your child to the piano, don’t wait another minute! Piano for Preschoolers is an excellent, affordable way to get your child started in their musical journey, and also spend some quality time together.
(Review opportunity courtesy of Parent Reviewers.)