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Piano Class

Beginner Suzuki Piano lessons in a group setting develops the incipient stages of becoming ready to learn, hand strength, finger dexterity, singing on pitch, using solfège for note-reading, reading rhythms, and memorizing the pieces in Book One.  It culminates in a Book One Graduation Recital!

Materials

Here is the daily recording to listen to.  You will receive my piano book, but here it is online in case you need it and are away from your printouts.  I've created these materials for my students,  so please do not copy or share these materials with any other students or organizations -- the should only be used with my express permission, please :)

Please consult with me before purchasing or renting an accoustic or electric piano.  I strongly recommend buying or creating a foot stool and adjustable bench.  This allows the students elbows to be higher than their hands, in the correct position, and their feet to be planted firmly.  Consider getting the  'Blue Jello' reading method, which is recommended but not required.

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Three Categories

A) Listening

-Playing the CD daily, or playing the pieces for the children on the piano daily for them. 

-Listening to and singing in solfège.

B) Physical dexterity & strength

-play doh exercises- squishing a ball between fingers, finding coins in theraputty, flicking plastic tokens, squishing pom poms, clothespin games

-finger taps and finger pops, using increasingly complex patterns of finger numbers

-singing Twinkles memorized using body motions, then just finger taps

C) Playing the piano daily

-work through the book, since it is ordered in increasing level of difficulty.

-use practice videos to help remember and understand the assignments.

Videos

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