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Introduction to Piano for Little Hands - Small Group Class (Ages 4-6)

In this 6 week course, your young musician will explore and learn the basics of the piano!
Laura Key
3 total reviews for this teacher
New class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Sep 7

Sep 7 - Oct 12 (6 weeks)
2pm - 2:40pm

Wed Nov 2

Nov 2 - Dec 14 (6 weeks)
2pm - 2:40pm
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Class Experience

In this course, students will learn:

Proper posture
Finger numbers
Right and left hands
High and low sounds
Loud and soft sounds
Long and short sounds
Ear training
Copying basic rhythms
Playing basic songs on black and white keys
Students will be assigned songs to practice at home.  Practice is cumulative.  Practicing for shorter time spans, more frequently, will allow students to build upon what they have learned.  For this age group, 5 - 10 minutes a day works well.  However, I know schedules get very busy.  Only you will know what works best for your family!
For this class, you will need Faber's My First Piano Adventure for the Young Beginner book - Lesson Book A (Pre-Reading). The book listed below is with online audio. There is another version with a cd. Other materials needed for class: pencil, crayons scrunchie, hair tie or watch to help determine right from left (optional) stickers for marking Middle C and at least 1 octave
Each student will be given opportunities to play individually for the teacher.  This will allow me to give individual feedback and check for proper understanding.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
For young learners, I recommend that a parent or helper assist in the initial setup before class (labeling Middle C and at least 1 octave with stickers....garage sale stickers work well for this, identifying right/left hands, camera placement to allow me to see both your child's face and keyboard*).

*For camera placement, some of my private students have found the use of an overhead mount useful.  Others place their cameras off to the side.  For the purposes of this class, I ask that you try to make 1 camera work so as not to confuse the other students or myself.  I will have a camera angled at my hands and one at my face.


Laura Key
Lives in the United States
Music Instructor
3 total reviews
10 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Laura Key.  Throughout my life, I have had a passion for music!  Many of my earliest memories involve singing in the station wagon, listening to classical music on my Care Bear radio, dancing while my mom played Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay... 
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