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Available Lesson Sets
The Level One Worksheet Piano Lessons are comprised of 100 daily
children. These can be done with a group of children in a school
setting or by a parent at home. Any teacher or parent can guide the
children through these worksheets. It
is not necessary that the teachers or parents have a prior piano
Each worksheet takes only a few minutes to complete and
one small step toward learning to play the piano. By taking one small
step each day, the children are able to master what they have learned
and remember it. (Too many steps at once and the children will forget
what they have learned.) Built-in redundancy also aids retention.
The short daily routine makes learning to play the piano
easy and the children will know what to practice independently at the
piano or keyboard.
To insure that each child feels successful, but
(particularly in the school setting) the songs are presented in
multiple skill levels. For instance, some of the children may
readily learn to read musical notation while others are not even
beginning to grasp the concept. However, color coding and finger
numbers remain so everyone can still happily participate. Some
children may be able to play in contrary motion while others are still
struggling to play with one hand. However they can all play the
"same" song - just different versions! - and the way they play it is
Included with these lessons are full-sized Answer Sheets
Lesson Plans (with suggestions for presentation, additional activities
and manipulatives as well as a list of materials needed for each
It is recommended that these lessons be done at least 3
a week - of course daily is greatly to be desired.
children also learn music theory, giving them a
music background in addition to learning to play songs.
Cost of these lessons is $14.95 for the one hundred
FORMAT TWO: The Sprinkling Format
These lessons are set up in a weekly steps and rely heavily on
little chants sung by the teacher/parent and the children many times
during the day. This format very closely parallels language
development, building the new skill on previously well-learned skills.
Manipulatives allow the children to practice
independently. Again, the cost to access both these and the
100 daily worksheet lessons is $14.95.
To try some sample lessons, click here.
USING THESE LESSONS IN THE
Parents are quite interested in piano lessons for their young
children because of the important benefits derived from starting a
child in applied lessons at an early age. However, teaching
young children has always meant a great amount of preparation time for
the teacher to figure out what to do at each lesson.
Unfortunately many times what happens is that the "applied piano
lessons" degenerate into a "music" time". These lesson sheets
make it easy for the teacher and parent to work together and to keep
focused on learning to play the piano.
Lessons with this aged child (as young as 3, but 4's and
are easier) can be done in a small group (two or three children) or
private lesson setting. The parent should be present at the
lesson (or at least come back during the last five or ten minutes) and
involved in the "practice" during the week. There are cases,
however, when you will not have the luxury of an involved parent.
During the lesson try to do two, maximum 3, lesson
Involve the parent if you wish.
At the end of the lesson you need to speak with the
parent. Establish a routine so the children know they are
to put things away, finish their class lesson sheet by
themselves, play a game together, etc. during this time that you talk
with their parents. Hand out the lesson sheets and plans to the
parents and briefly go over
them. These sheets are "homework" and need to be done before the
lesson - and not in one cram session with the child right before the
next lesson! If you have totally uninvolved parents (It happens!)
send any additional work home and skip this part of the lesson.
Just do what you are able to do in the lesson time and make sure the
children know what they are to do by themselves when at home and
encourage them to "remember" to practice.
At the end of the lesson time ask the children to show
tell you what they are to do at home all
by themselves (based on the lesson
sheets you did together at the lesson or a lesson sheet they are to
finish at home). Even if you have involved parents,
encourage the children to do many "practice" activities all by
themselves. If this is not established early on, it will be
difficult to wean the children away from totally supervised practice
later - when parents tire of "practicing" with their children.
At the next lesson review what was learned at the last
go over the "homework:" sheets and do another sheet or two
noticed that I said "hand out the lessons sheets" . I would
strongly suggest that you order the lessons for each child and charge
the parent a "materials charge" for the cost of the lessons, copies,
supplies, etc. rather than having
the parents responsible for ordering, copying and bringing the proper
sheets to the lesson. You may even want to make the manipulatives
for the children (such as laminating "key cards" for each child) and
include charges for making them in your "materials charge". I
would also have a plastic "string"
envelope as part of each child's materials pack so their lesson sheets
are always kept
AVAILABLE LESSON SETS
Level One is currently available with the two formats: 100
worksheet lessons and the 32 weeks of the "Sprinkling"
format. Those of you who have ordered before will note that
the 40 lessons at a time are no longer available. If you have
previously ordered the first or second set of these they are included
in this new set of 100. If you Email Anybody Can Play we can
manually order these with a credit so you won't be paying for lessons
you have paid for before. email@example.com
for this, or call 512-892-0640.
When you are finished with your order, click onto
"Shipping Information". For schools that are
ordering, please enter the
contact person for the school under "name".
Under "Business" enter the name of the school. All other
information is quite straight forward.
A copy of your order will be
automatically Emailed to Anybody Can Play. You will receive an
Email within minutes verifying your order. You will receive
Email with a link to the lessons you have ordered in
order to download them. The second Email has to be sent manually,
so it can take up to a couple days to receive the links.
(Fortunately it usually doesn't take that long, but please don't wait
until the last minute to order just to be on the safe side.) In
addition you will receive a document
giving you permission to copy the purchased amount of lessons.
These lessons are all copyrighted, so keep the "Permission to
Document for your files.
Lessons: Click on button below to order.