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Easy Preschool Piano Lesson Game

Parents have an advantage in teaching their own child preschool piano, because parents can capitalize on moments when a preschool child is well rested and ready to play piano games. Children learn extremely well when they play games and most children love to play games with their parents. The concepts that are taught to preschoolers are very basic such as high and low sounds, long and short sounds, loud and soft sounds, etc. By playing games that cover these learning activities with their child, parents are laying a wonderful foundation for formal lessons when the child is older.

Parents Can Teach Preschool Piano?

Parents absolutely can teach piano to their preschooler, because they have many different kinds of resources at their fingertips these days. Videos, playing games, singing movement songs with instruments, baskets filled with amazing musical instruments for preschoolers, etc. and can easily teach a child a lot in 3-5 minutes. Formal lessons require long lessons that often wear a child out. When a preschooler is having a good day, he may enjoy piano games and activities for a long length of time. But when a child is not having a great day, no amount of pressure will gain the cooperation that is desired, even for a minute.

One of the reasons I created this blog was to help parents find resources for music making in the home. Teaching preschool piano is kind of like teaching your child to read. No one needs a degree in education to read books to a child. Most children learn to read by being read to and by practicing reading together with an adult. Music is the same. Parents can build a solid piano foundation that formal instruction can later refine by taking time to make music together, playing games together, and providing musical instruments and activities for preschool children to explore.

How Do I Know When My Child is Ready to Learn Piano?

I often have parents in my early childhood education class ask what is the best age for a child to begin the piano. My usual response… it depends. Preschoolers learn and grow socially very quickly, but because each child is so unique, it really does depend on the child.

  • Can the child sit still and concentrate on something for 4-5 minutes?
  • Do they enjoy working with others?
  • Do they listen?
  • Are they working on fine motor skills?
  • Are they interested in the piano?

These are all questions I ask a parent before we begin talking about preschool piano lessons. For some children, just waiting another 6 – 12 months can make all the difference in piano playingreadiness.

Preschool Piano Activities: Match Game

Piano Match Game is a beginning piano game that reinforces the position of the music alphabet on the piano keyboard. This game explores the geography:

  • Identify groups of 2 Black Keys
  • Identify groups of 3 Black Keys
  • Identify the alphabet letter locations within the groups of 2 and 3 black keys
  • match colors (or more advanced only match location.

Every child LOVES playing this game and they are especially motivated if you have some super cute tiny yous to play with. Lego people, hatchables, squinkees, or mini erasers are great! Check out the video below to see how easy it is to play this game with your preschooler. Add this game to your piano teaching resources by clicking HERE.

Now You Can Teach Preschool Piano to Your Child!

Kids love to play Piano Match Game and beg to play it over and over again. Join the many parents who are now teaching preschool piano at home with fun and engaging piano games!

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    The most important thing to remember is that making music and playing the piano should be joyful. In teaching preschoolers, all the components of learning music and the piano must be broken down into their simplest parts. Teaching the child through games helps them learn about each part individually.

    For the preschool child, this might mean when he learns about loud sounds, he will stomp his feet and then play a stomping sound on the piano, or when he learns about soft sounds he may tiptoe around the room and then make a tip-toe sound at the piano. Moving the body helps a young child learn and will connect music making to things they already know. These simple parts of music making are accessible for every parent to teach.

    Every child loves music! I hope you will enjoy building your library of musical activities and resources for teaching your child preschool piano.

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