Piano Lessons for Toddlers
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Piano Lessons for Toddlers

Teaching the young to play the piano sounds easy and it is. Those who do not own a piano can find a working keyboard on the Internet. There are also free lessons to be found. Do a search for piano lessons and you will find many. Read on and learn more.

Children, at a younger age, have fun banging on  the keys of a piano with fists, one finger or the flat of their hand.   They sing- a- made-up song, and love to show off. They giggle and have fun. Understand, that not all children are the same. If your youngster is more interested in playing with tools, painting pictures or dancing to music then do not force them to learn how to play the piano.

If you have a piano in the house, sit the child, or even the baby on your lap and touch each key with to play. Encourage them to sing along with you, if they are old enough, by using made-up words to sing. Make up a song with each note. Just have old fashioned fun depending upon their age and ability.

Hit a key and give it a name. Middle C is the first one they should learn. Point out the middle key.Use their little finger.  Show and tell them that Middle C is is found in the same place, up and down the keyboard. Make a game of it.  As they get older, teach them more. If they seem bored, stop.  Do not force them to play or stay. The moment they show sings of restlessness, stop and go on to do something else.

When a  child hits any key, tell them it's name. Encourage them. Make up a sing-along-song every time they hit the piano keys. Join ihim singing. If anyone else is around, ask them to do the same thing. Have him/her hit an aluminim pot with a spoon. Sing any song while he bangs. A musical home is a happy place to live in. When he learns to stand, dance with him, or dance alone. 

Buy a small keyboard when  the child gets older. Be sure they show an interest.. Do not force music on them. Teach him how to love it.   Show them how to use each finger on the keyboard and say the name of the key. Fun is the name of the game irregardless of what they learn especially painting crafts.

If he loses interest, or no longer wants to play the piano, do not force or threaten. If, down the road, he hears you play, he just might want go back to learn and play the piano. 

When starting piano lessons, search the Internet. There are dozens of online piano teaching lessons, for little ones that are fun.   Do not rush out fo find a piano teacher. The child has plenty of time for this. Piano Teachers are expensive and so are the piano books. You can find them each all online for free.

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Comments (6)

A very enjoyable article, thanks for sharing this with us.

A parent needs the patience of an angel with children. I am so glad I had my children when I was young and enjoyed them fully too.

This is great, I remember teaching my younger sisters to play piano and it came out that my sister next to me play much much better than me. Indeed an enjoyable read Sondra, thank you.

I don't know why I stopped learning the piano when I was young. Now I am older I regret having not learnt it at a young age, now I am struggling with sight reading. Interesting article! 

Excellent article and tips for incorporating learning the piano into a child's life. I like that you make sure it remains fun so as not to be more of a chore or a bore. Great job!

A very informative article for parents most especially. I can attest that piano playing helps children develop in many ways: intellectually, emotionally, artistically, and yes - academically (particularly math). I've observed these developments among my students and my own children. They can concentrate better after playing the piano.