Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Free Piano Lessons for Kids

The kids are learning piano by watching videos, and it's working really well.


Free Piano Lessons for Kids has uploaded over 50 free piano lessons. Each video lasts between 5 and 10 minutes. Although my 6 and 10 year old kids have had some prior piano experience, they really enjoy this format. The lessons build on each other, yet go at a pace where the kids don't get overwhelmed.

Most of the lessons take less than 10 minutes to complete, but they were especially inspired with Lesson 8 - Rhythm Dictation: Hot Crossed Buns.

During the lesson, the instructor used his heartbeat mat to place quarter notes, eighth notes and rests to match the rhythm of Hot Crossed Buns. After they lesson they both wanted their own heartbeat mats and notes.

Next, they placed the notes to match the rhythm of other familiar songs.

I highly recommend this series of videos as a gentle introduction to music.




This post is linked to:
Fourth Grade Flipper
Tuesday Tots
Montessori Monday
True Aim Education
Living and Learning at Home

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4 comments:

  1. Great, I'll have to try this with Damien to supplement his weekly lessons.

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    1. That's a great idea. His lessons really provide a solid foundation because they encompass theory while teaching songs.

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  2. Thanks for this, Julie. I'll have to give it a try here. Looks like this might be what we need to make the lessons more interesting for my son. :-)

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  3. Looks interesting! I need something like this for violin. My daughter just got one for her birthday and I know nothing about playing it =)

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