Teaching Piano to Young Children, A Creative New Approach

I will be giving LIVE webcam classes for Book I, Tales of a Musical Journey by Irina Gorin.


Class Title:

Teaching Piano to Young Children (4 to 7 years old) with a Creative New Approach
Saturday, May 19, 2012
1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

I will lead parents and piano teachers, chapter-by-chapter through Irina Gorin’s Tales of a Musical Journey, Book I that introduces children to an enchanted universe of characters. They include King Meter, Prince Rhythm and Fairy Musicalina.

Right from the start, very young students will learn to play the piano expressively with a beautiful singing tone, drawing upon their universe of play to stimulate the musical imagination. Weeping willow trees and gracefully flying eagles will be prototypes for relaxed arms and wrists.

CD selections included in the materials provide finger-by-finger, detached-note playing experiences as children simultaneously develop an appreciation for fine music.

Our journey, taken in baby steps, will flesh out techniques of teaching young children with Gorin’s framing philosophy.

My review of the material will appear in the Spring Convention issue of the California Music Teacher Magazine (CMT) published by the Music Teachers Association of California




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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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5 Responses to Teaching Piano to Young Children, A Creative New Approach

  1. Terri O.A. says:

    I think that is brilliant!! I know you will enjoy it! Terri


  2. Dave Thompson says:

    Hi. I would love to take part in your Powhow class on May 19th but unfortunately I’m going to be out that night (it’s a 9pm start here in the UK). If I paid for the class anyway would I be able to download a video of the session at a later date? Thanks, Dave Thompson


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