Parents can prepare your young child to read music with pre-piano or keyboard lessons at home. It’s easy to teach young children keyboard basics that will prepare them for piano lessons.
Parents who don’t play the piano or read music often believe they are unqualified to give help their young children get a musical head start at home. Not true. Everyone who learns to play the piano or keyboard learns the same thing. It doesn’t matter if you are 4years old, or 40 years old, or 64 years old. Children, however, benefit more from keyboard lessons because their brains are wired for absorbing language, and that includes the language of music.
By teaching music pre-skills to your young children at home they’ll get even more out of piano lessons when they are ready for formal musical training. Piano or keyboard lessons have many benefits for children such as improved math and reading skills, improved language skills, and improved overall education achievement. So don’t leave out music when you are preparing your young child for school. Get a keyboard or a piano your child can get comfortable with and experiment on. Start by helping them identify the names of the white keys on the piano. C, D, & E are the white keys that surround the groups of 2-Black Keys. C is on the left of 2-Black Keys, D is in the middle of 2-Black Keys. E is on the right of 2-Black Keys. Help your child locate all the groups of 2-Black Keys. Then have them find all the Cs on the piano. Then all the Ds, and finally all of the Es. They will notice that all of the Cs, for example, sound the same. Help your child find the highest C on the piano and the lowest C. Now they can begin to play ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ on the piano. Use the 3 tall fingers of the right hand first (index, middle & ring fingers). Three fingers for three keys makes this simple.
E,D,C,D,EEE—- D,D,D—- EEE—– E,D,C,D,EEE—- D,D,E,D,C—-
Just as parents teach their children to read, you can give your young child a head start in piano. Start today and you’ll be amazed at how much you and your young child can learn about the piano.