I will be giving LIVE webcam classes for Book I, Tales of a Musical Journey by Irina Gorin.
Teaching Piano to Young Children (4 to 7 years old) with a Creative New Approach
Saturday, May 19, 2012
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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