Early Years Piano Lessons
Here I am with my brother, Dan. My family owned a piano by the time I showed up and music was always a big part of our life. The early exposure was integral to the development of my musicality.
Early years (ages 3-6) piano lessons are supported by my training in Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Suzuki Piano, Orff and traditional piano.
Beginning music lessons before the age of six internalizes basic musical skills such as rhythm and pitch. A young child's developing brain is still sculpting it's pathways. With early exposure, any child can develop their inner musician.
Activities are usually quite varied in early years piano classes, including:
- working at the piano
- working with materials such as my piano mat shown below
- playing percussion instruments such as xylophones, bells and drums
- age appropriate theory and writing activities
- musical rhymes and stories
There are several early years curriculums that I love to use. My favourites are:
- Suzuki Piano School
- My First Piano Adventure For the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber
- Alfred's Music for Little Mozarts
Most families come for one 30 minute lesson every week that is supplemented with small group activities as schedules permit.
A conversation about which method would suit you and your child best is a good place to start.