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Rina, 4, played “Frere Jacques” with two hands, adding a bass part in whole notes (Video)

Charming little Rina has made a big leap in progress. Last week we were exploring WHOLE NOTES, and I asked her to practice one whole note per measure in the Bass to support the Treble melody in "Frere Jacques." Today, I enjoyed her lovely reading. (This particular piece is mapped out on paper, with rhythmic… Continue reading Rina, 4, played “Frere Jacques” with two hands, adding a bass part in whole notes (Video)

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Rina, 4, proves that the best teacher is the playground (15 weeks of piano lessons completed) Videos

Rina has had three romps on my staircase, of which I'm fortunate to have as a playground substitute. Like most children in her age group, she has an abundance of kinesthetic energy waiting to be channeled creatively, if a teacher has the time, patience, and resources to do so. Back in the 70s the ideas… Continue reading Rina, 4, proves that the best teacher is the playground (15 weeks of piano lessons completed) Videos