What you can learn before Piano Lessons

This course covers what I often teach young children for 3-9 months of beginning piano lessons. What a 6 year old do it.
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Learn the basics of piano before you even go to a teacher.

We will teach you good practice habits and easy ways for your kids to do them everyday. In this course we will show that a 4,5, or 6 year old can learn how to do this because a 6 year old will be helping to teach it.

What you learn in this course;

  • Scales (Scales are the building blocks of almost all our modern songs, in this course we show them their first scale and how to build off of that)
  • Chords ( Under every melody we have chords. In this course they will learn to play them and sing along with them.)
  • Finger Exercises (We will show them how to do basic exercises that will strengthen their fingers for the upcoming songs)
  • Simple Songs ( Everyone plays better with something that they like. We picked four songs that are easy and fun for them to play.)

Who is this course for:

This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning piano. It is ideal for children ages 3-8 but can be beneficial for any age. It can also be a great additional practice for your children even if they are already taking lessons.

What you will find in this course;

You will have over one and a half hours of video with instructions and practice sections. We also include downloads of Flash Cards, Songs, and Exercises for you to print out.

Why take this course;

Everyone learns in different ways and this course covers many different ways to learn. This gives kids the ability to independently practice whenever they want and I have found that they learn much better that way. Most people will pay this much for a single day of classes and this course they can have forever to look over and practice with.

This will be a great chance for you to save money and your child to get ahead in piano right away. The average cost of a half hour class is $25 so for the cost of just trying out a class you will have the information of 3-9 months.

What are the requirements?

  • You should have a keyboard or at least a piano app to practice on with this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play simple songs
  • Know the notes, finger numbers, and parts of the piano
  • Read basic lead sheets (sheet music)
  • Play muscle memory building exercises
  • Play a C Scale
  • Play Chords
  • Play and create basic Rhythms

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is thinking of starting piano or has a child (As young as 3) who wants to learn
  • Adults who know a little bit about piano or music would probably not enjoy it very much
  • People who want to save money on private lessons for their kids should get this course (up to $1000 of savings)

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Congratulations on starting
Preview
02:21
02:46

This is a short video that describes what the parent or influential person should be doing to make this experience great for our musicians.

How to use the download and practice features
Preview
01:33
Section 2: Foundation and Basics
01:41

Gabriel will show you what the different parts of the piano are.


00:53

Gabriel will show you what your different finger numbers are.

06:45

Knowing the names of the keys is an important part of playing piano and Gabriel will show you how to learn that.

01:55

This is a game to help you learn your finger number. You can play it by yourself and find a friend to play with you.

06:45

This Game will help you learn your notes in a fun way. It includes a few ways to play.

03:19

Some students learn things much better with Flash cards. I will show you how to print them up and play them with the kids. You can also use it as a type of memory game too.

Section 3: Finger Exercises
04:30

This is a simple exercise that just gets your fingers moving and playing notes consistently.

Five Fingers (download)
04:07
02:15

I show you a little trick called the thumb flip which will help you with the next exercise.

01:09

Learning your scales well will help you out a ton in the future. This is the easiest scale and a good one to get used to. "Remember use the correct finger numbers."

02:55

In this lecture we show you how to create chords in whatever key you are in. Chords are the building blocks of our modern music.

Chords (Download)
02:19
01:51

This exercises combines both the chords and five finger exercise together to help out with both at once.

01:24

Everyone learns at different speeds so where should you or your child be right now in their learning. I will show you the key points to look for.

01:38

Working with two hands at the same time is very helpful. Here is a few ways to make it easier for you.

Section 4: Rhythm
01:32

This lecture just lets you know how and why we are going to be using rhythms and why they are important.

02:33

This exercise deals with a quarter notes rhythm

02:02

This exercise deals with an easy rhythm called 1,3,5,3

02:43

This exercise deals with a back and forth rhythm found in a lot of songs.

01:38

This video shows you different ways to add in rhythm. It also shows you different ways to create rhyhms.

Rhythms (Download)
04:09
Two Hands (Download)
00:52
Section 5: Lead Sheets (Sheet Music)
Section 6: Teaching others
00:57

This video gives a brief reason why you should be teaching someone.

Section 7: Songs to Play
Row Row Row
02:45
Apples and Bananas
03:19
Twinkle Twinkle
03:21
Ode to Joy
08:07
Section 8: Conclusion
Congratulations
01:07

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Instructor Biography

Micah Blake, Owner of Speaking Music, Piano teacher, and Music Consultant

About the Owner Micah Blake

I have been into music my whole life. I have my Masters Certificate in Music Theory and Harmony from Berklee and have been playing instruments for over fifteen years. I'm so glad that it's something I can now do full time and help other people explore music. I am always trying to get better at what I do and help others progress along his or her own path. It doesn't matter if you're 7 or 70, you can progress in what you love to do. Speaking Music is just another step to help you get there. Learning music is so much more than becoming the best, it's about developing yourself and getting a more balanced life emotionally and physically.

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