Preschool Pre-Piano Lessons

(Ages 4 – 6)

In pre-piano lessons, students develop keyboard awareness, rhythmic understanding, and the basic piano skills that will set them up for future piano success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my young child ready for lessons? Here is what I look for when determining whether a child ages 4-6 is ready for lessons:

  • Does he or she express interest in music or learning to play the piano?
  • Is your child willing and able to follow basic directions and requests from people other than you?
  • Can your child count from at least 1 to 4?
  • Can your child say and recognize their ABCs from A to G?
  • When your child speaks, are adults other than you able to understand him or her most of the time?

If you answer yes to most or all of the questions above, your young child is probably ready for pre-piano lessons.

Do we need a piano or keyboard at home? No, pre-piano lessons do not require a piano or keyboard at home. There is no homework or home practice.

Are there performances? No, my preschool pre-piano students do not have any recitals or performances. At this young age, I offer students a pressure-free experience.

How are pre-piano lessons different from the piano lessons you offer older children?

Most children under the age of 6 or 7 haven’t developed the fine motor skills necessary for playing an instrument. Pre-piano lessons focus on building the skills a student will need to be successful in piano once they are older. In pre-piano lessons, instead of focusing on finger technique, note reading, or precise playing, we focus on the following concepts in the context of music:

  • One-to-one correspondence (learning to count groups of objects by assigning one number to each object and counting each object only once)
  • Aural skills (distinguishing between high/low, soft/loud, fast/slow sounds)
  • Pattern recognition
  • Rhythm development
  • Finger strength and dexterity
  • Creativity

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