Piano Lesson: Rina, 4, climbs the musical staircase of letter names after playing 8 notes at the piano (Videos)

Rina continued her exploration of Melody by playing the seven notes, C through B on the piano, capping her step-wise ascent with a high C. I embellished her scale-wise journey with chordal accompaniment.

Following this activity, Rina climbed up and down my staircase after she had placed musical alphabet flashcards on each step. We then sang note-to-note as I attached a chord to enrich each one.

Our work continued through Chapter 14, “Princess Melody,” from Tales of a Musical Journey by Irina Gorin

By the conclusion of today’s 13th lesson, Rina had tapped G, A, and B, to prerecorded music using a choice of fingers 2, 3 or 4 in each hand. In addition, she composed a rhythm using cardboard black and white circles that she had set on the music rack in her desired order.

Our progress through Book One continued…


Review of this instruction at Piano Addict.com


About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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