Preparatory A (from 2+). Lesson 17
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Are you getting to know your toddler even better after following my course? Today in our pedagogy class we will talk about
The Best Instrument for Lessons
Do you already know what am I going to say? Now, after several months of practicing you will agree that...
The best instrument for first music lessons, with small preschool children, is a 61 key synthesizer, that does not have weighted keys. This should be the most simple instrument, without back lighting or optional features: they distract the child from the task at hand.
If your family already has an acoustic Piano, its a good idea using it in the future.
Without noticeable progress the desire to learn music quickly disappears in the child.
If your family already have a digital instrument with weighted keys, try to use it in moderation. Often children between 24-36 months are unable to control their strength when pressing the keys down. They cannot manage, the construction of coordination tasks and pressing down the keys properly simultaneously. It is necessary to have an instrument that has keys which respond to a light touch, i.e.: the most simple synthesizer.
I’ve had many students who later became professional musicians and successful people, who started their music journey with a 61-keys keyboard in a small group. Their parents wanted to make sure that music classes were effective for their children. This is a realistic and correct way to approach music education.
If you have concerns or preservation, read my article about digital keyboards vs acoustic pianos here
Keep working on all previous exercises and piano pieces
Favorite Classics Primer - Liszt ‘Liebestraum’. You and your child will enjoy playing it together! Give him to play Left hand and play the Right hand yourself.
Keep practicing all of your other piano pieces.
Listen to the piece:
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