Hotel Ciputra, Jakarta (12 August 10)   IOI Boulevard, Poco Centre of Excellence (16 August10) www. pocostudio.org “ Poco ...
Background: Margaret O’Sullivan Farrell <ul><li>Almost 40 years experience teaching and performing </li></ul><ul><li>Lectu...
Background: Ying Ying Ng <ul><li>20+ years of experience in music education </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Consultant, Senior...
Write Your Questions Down  on a Piece of Paper   <ul><li>Name (optional): </li></ul><ul><li>School (optional):  </li></ul>...
Session 1:  The Challenges of Teaching Beginners 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Playing The Piano: A Most Complex Task <ul><li>Do we, as teachers, realise the complexity of learning/playing the piano? <...
Development of Posture and Technique in the Early Stages of Piano Playing <ul><li>Teachers’ understanding of basic anatomy...
Developing a Good Sense of Rhythm <ul><li>Pupil’s own body (pulse, heartbeat) </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm in the pupil’s worl...
Adapting the Kodaly Approach to  Poco Piano Pieces: “Pease Pudding Hot” <ul><li>clap the 2 part rhythms </li></ul><ul><li>...
Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Adapting the Kodaly Approach to Poco Piano Pieces: “Are You Sleeping?” <ul><li>sing upper part with solfege  </li></ul><ul...
What is Ostinato?  <ul><li>Ostinato 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Ostinato 2 </li></ul>An  ostinato  derived from Italian &quot;stub...
Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Adapting Kodaly Approach to Poco Piano pieces: “Musette in D” <ul><li>sing upper part with solfege (with handsign) </li></...
Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Enabling Students to read music with confidence <ul><li>How do children learn to read the written word? </li></ul><ul><li>...
Encouraging Expressive Playing <ul><li>Appealing to children’s imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Information about period and ...
Incorporating Musicianship and Theory into Piano Lessons <ul><li>Children like explanations! </li></ul><ul><li>Musical lit...
Session 2: General Questions When Sourcing a Suitable Piano Tutor Book <ul><li>Is the method systematic and logical in its...
Specific Criteria for Evaluating Piano Tutor Books for Beginners <ul><ul><li>Application of Learning Principles </li></ul>...
Poco Piano Series: Inspiring Students While Making Teaching Effective <ul><li>Special features of Poco Piano for Young Chi...
Pedagogical Principles Adopted <ul><li>systematic and progressive in presentation of difficult concepts, for easy understa...
  Presentation and Design <ul><li>appropriate size of music  notations </li></ul><ul><li>imaginative full-colour illustrat...
Poco Piano 1:  Presentation and Design <ul><li>(Ying Ying:page 40 of Poco Piano 1 here) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 ...
Poco Piano 1:  Presentation and Design <ul><li>(Page 41 of PP 1 here) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.po...
Preparation Pages: Technique <ul><li>Book 1 starts with the third fingers of each hand; this develops a natural hand posit...
Development of Technique in the Early Stages of Piano Playing 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 1: Start with 3rd Fingers 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 1:Technique (see-saws) 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 2: Technique (changing fingers) 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 2: Stretching Thumb 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 3: C Major Scale, Fingerings 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco 3: C Major Tonic Triads 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 3: G Major Scale, Fingerings 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 3: G Major Tonic Triad 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 3: D Major Scale, Fingerings 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Poco Piano 3: D Major Tonic Triad 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Preparation Pages: Rhythm <ul><li>new time names and time values introduced, and reinforced in subsequent pieces </li></ul...
Rhythm: Poco Piano 1  09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Rhythm: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Rhythm: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Rhythm: Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Preparation Pages: Reading <ul><li>one stave line highlighted at a time, as new notes are learnt: orange for bass & blue f...
Reading Approach: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Reading Approach: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Reading Approach: Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Development of Musical Playing: Aural Development  <ul><li>timeless nursery rhymes, folksongs and classical favourites </l...
Aural Development: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Aural Development: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Aural Development: Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Aural Development: Poco Piano 3  09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Development of Musical Playing: Music Awareness and Interpretation <ul><li>simple tempo and interpretive markings are used...
Music Awareness & Interpretation: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Music Awareness & Interpretation: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Development of Musical Playing: Musicianship and Theory <ul><li>musical patterns of selected pieces are introduced from Bo...
Musicianship: Musical Patterns Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Musicianship: Musical Patterns Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
Introduction to Poco Piano 4  <ul><li>Reinforces and revises concepts learnt in Books 1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive rep...
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  1. 1. Hotel Ciputra, Jakarta (12 August 10) IOI Boulevard, Poco Centre of Excellence (16 August10) www. pocostudio.org “ Poco Piano for Young Children” Strategies for Effective Learning Margaret O’Sullivan Farrell & Ying Ying Ng
  2. 2. Background: Margaret O’Sullivan Farrell <ul><li>Almost 40 years experience teaching and performing </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Former vice-chair of EPTA Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Adjudicator of piano, choral and instrumental competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Interests: Piano Pedagogy, Piano Accompaniment, Duet and Chamber Music Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Current Research: Beethoven’s Folksong Arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Co-author of Poco Piano for Young Children </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  3. 3. Background: Ying Ying Ng <ul><li>20+ years of experience in music education </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Consultant, Senior Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Interests: Pedagogy, Musicianship, Curriculum Development, Adaptation of Kodaly Method </li></ul><ul><li>Author of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Music Theory for Young Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poco Piano for Young Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sight-Reading for Young Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music Theory for Young Musicians </li></ul></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  4. 4. Write Your Questions Down on a Piece of Paper <ul><li>Name (optional): </li></ul><ul><li>School (optional): </li></ul><ul><li>Email (optional): </li></ul><ul><li>Questions: (1 ) (2) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  5. 5. Session 1: The Challenges of Teaching Beginners 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  6. 6. Playing The Piano: A Most Complex Task <ul><li>Do we, as teachers, realise the complexity of learning/playing the piano? </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific research </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet as a source of teachers’ self-development </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks we require the pupil to perform in the first lesson </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  7. 7. Development of Posture and Technique in the Early Stages of Piano Playing <ul><li>Teachers’ understanding of basic anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Movement in performance </li></ul><ul><li>Body-mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander technique </li></ul><ul><li>Feldenkrais </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  8. 8. Developing a Good Sense of Rhythm <ul><li>Pupil’s own body (pulse, heartbeat) </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm in the pupil’s world (clock, phone ringtone, tap dripping) </li></ul><ul><li>Dalcroze </li></ul><ul><li>Orff </li></ul><ul><li>Kodaly </li></ul><ul><li>Which system of counting to use? </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  9. 9. Adapting the Kodaly Approach to Poco Piano Pieces: “Pease Pudding Hot” <ul><li>clap the 2 part rhythms </li></ul><ul><li>sing in solfege (with handsign) </li></ul><ul><li>part singing with solfege (upper & lower) </li></ul><ul><li>polyphonic activity (sing upper & play lower, do the other way) </li></ul><ul><li>add a simple ostinato (rhythm) </li></ul><ul><li>reinforce the tone set: d-r, r-m, m-f </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  10. 10. Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  11. 11. Adapting the Kodaly Approach to Poco Piano Pieces: “Are You Sleeping?” <ul><li>sing upper part with solfege </li></ul><ul><li>(with handsign) </li></ul><ul><li>part singing with solfege </li></ul><ul><li>(upper & lower) </li></ul><ul><li>sing with letter names (melody) </li></ul><ul><li>polyphonic activity (sing upper & play lower, do the other way) </li></ul><ul><li>sing as canon (melody) </li></ul><ul><li>add a simple ostinato (rhythm) </li></ul><ul><li>melodic patterns (AABBCCDD) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  12. 12. What is Ostinato? <ul><li>Ostinato 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Ostinato 2 </li></ul>An ostinato derived from Italian &quot;stubborn&quot;, is a motif or phrase which is persistently repeated. The repeating idea may be a rhythmic pattern or part of a tune.
  13. 13. Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  14. 14. Adapting Kodaly Approach to Poco Piano pieces: “Musette in D” <ul><li>sing upper part with solfege (with handsign) </li></ul><ul><li>2 part solfege singing (upper & lower) </li></ul><ul><li>polyphonic activity (sing upper & play lower) </li></ul><ul><li>add a simple ostinato (rhythm) </li></ul><ul><li>melodic patterns (ABAB1) </li></ul><ul><li>Bach (Baroque Composer) </li></ul><ul><li>legato & staccato </li></ul><ul><li>tone set (sing intervals: d-s, d-m, r-s, s-m) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  15. 15. Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  16. 16. Enabling Students to read music with confidence <ul><li>How do children learn to read the written word? </li></ul><ul><li>Is reading music different? </li></ul><ul><li>Varying approaches in piano tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Suzuki method </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sight” reading </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  17. 17. Encouraging Expressive Playing <ul><li>Appealing to children’s imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Information about period and style </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching of phrasing and articulation </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretative and dynamic markings </li></ul><ul><li>Pointing out structure (melodic and rhythmic patterns) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  18. 18. Incorporating Musicianship and Theory into Piano Lessons <ul><li>Children like explanations! </li></ul><ul><li>Musical literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive learning through activities (writing, colouring and pasting stickers) </li></ul><ul><li>Using age-appropriate material </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  19. 19. Session 2: General Questions When Sourcing a Suitable Piano Tutor Book <ul><li>Is the method systematic and logical in its presentation of concepts and skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the format attractive and pupil-friendly? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it age-appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it provide enough reinforcement for effective learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it present a comprehensive introduction to music through piano playing? </li></ul><ul><li>In Session 2 these matters will be addressed in detail </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  20. 20. Specific Criteria for Evaluating Piano Tutor Books for Beginners <ul><ul><li>Application of Learning Principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format (Presentation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach to Technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Rhythmical playing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aural Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Musical Playing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Musicianship and Theory </li></ul></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  21. 21. Poco Piano Series: Inspiring Students While Making Teaching Effective <ul><li>Special features of Poco Piano for Young Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogical principles adopted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation and design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation pages: introducing technique, rhythm, reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of musical playing: aural development, musical awareness & interpretation, musicianship & theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapting the Kodaly method to Poco Piano pieces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensemble playing </li></ul></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  22. 22. Pedagogical Principles Adopted <ul><li>systematic and progressive in presentation of difficult concepts, for easy understanding </li></ul><ul><li>problem-solving: tasks are broken down into component parts, and practised individually to build confidence for the bigger challenge (preparation pages on the left hand side) </li></ul><ul><li>progressive learning with ample reinforcement throughout, from easy to difficult, from the known to the unknown </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  23. 23. Presentation and Design <ul><li>appropriate size of music notations </li></ul><ul><li>imaginative full-colour illustrations relevant to the tune </li></ul><ul><li>landscape layout to facilitate reading </li></ul><ul><li>coloured new notes or music signs to aid recognition </li></ul><ul><li>preparation activities for difficult techniques </li></ul><ul><li>short, clear explanations of musical terms taught by an owl! </li></ul><ul><li>activity icons (pasting, colouring etc) to draw attention </li></ul><ul><li>well structured units, each focused a specific new concept </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  24. 24. Poco Piano 1: Presentation and Design <ul><li>(Ying Ying:page 40 of Poco Piano 1 here) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  25. 25. Poco Piano 1: Presentation and Design <ul><li>(Page 41 of PP 1 here) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  26. 26. Preparation Pages: Technique <ul><li>Book 1 starts with the third fingers of each hand; this develops a natural hand position with a good “hand-bridge”, and avoids fatigue and difficulty associated with the early use of the thumb, 4th & 5th fingers. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple see saw exercises are included in preparation pages </li></ul><ul><li>technical tips, in simple, clear language introduced by the ‘owl’ teacher throughout the series </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  27. 27. Development of Technique in the Early Stages of Piano Playing 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  28. 28. Poco Piano 1: Start with 3rd Fingers 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  29. 29. Poco Piano 1:Technique (see-saws) 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  30. 30. Poco Piano 2: Technique (changing fingers) 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  31. 31. Poco Piano 2: Stretching Thumb 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  32. 32. Poco Piano 3: C Major Scale, Fingerings 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  33. 33. Poco 3: C Major Tonic Triads 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  34. 34. Poco Piano 3: G Major Scale, Fingerings 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  35. 35. Poco Piano 3: G Major Tonic Triad 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  36. 36. Poco Piano 3: D Major Scale, Fingerings 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  37. 37. Poco Piano 3: D Major Tonic Triad 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  38. 38. Preparation Pages: Rhythm <ul><li>new time names and time values introduced, and reinforced in subsequent pieces </li></ul><ul><li>preparation includes writing counts, identifying note values and time signatures </li></ul><ul><li>rhythmic skill acquisition by clapping & counting exercises </li></ul><ul><li>coordination skills achieved by 2-part rhythmic tapping (with both hands simultaneously) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  39. 39. Rhythm: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  40. 40. Rhythm: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  41. 41. Rhythm: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  42. 42. Rhythm: Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  43. 43. Preparation Pages: Reading <ul><li>one stave line highlighted at a time, as new notes are learnt: orange for bass & blue for treble; </li></ul><ul><li>good for children with learning challenges (i.e. dyslexia) </li></ul><ul><li>each new note introduced in a single, colour-coded unit, comprising several pages </li></ul><ul><li>reading exercises in preparation pages (colouring the note on the keyboard, finding and circling the new note, writing letter names, alphabet sticker puzzles etc.) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  44. 44. Reading Approach: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  45. 45. Reading Approach: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  46. 46. Reading Approach: Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  47. 47. Development of Musical Playing: Aural Development <ul><li>timeless nursery rhymes, folksongs and classical favourites </li></ul><ul><li>attractive and humorous lyrics attached to many of the tunes </li></ul><ul><li>singing lyrics will help in the interpretation of the song </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  48. 48. Aural Development: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  49. 49. Aural Development: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  50. 50. Aural Development: Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  51. 51. Aural Development: Poco Piano 3 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  52. 52. Development of Musical Playing: Music Awareness and Interpretation <ul><li>simple tempo and interpretive markings are used from the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>helpful information about the tune (i.e. “Waltz”) </li></ul><ul><li>stories about composers and their music </li></ul><ul><li>dynamic instructions introduced gradually, first in English, then in Italian, to encourage expressive playing </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  53. 53. Music Awareness & Interpretation: Poco Piano 1 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  54. 54. Music Awareness & Interpretation: Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  55. 55. Development of Musical Playing: Musicianship and Theory <ul><li>musical patterns of selected pieces are introduced from Book 2 onwards: Apple = pattern A; banana = pattern B; Cherry = pattern C; Durian = pattern D. Where there is an alteration in the pattern, a worm appears in the fruit (sometimes two worms!) </li></ul><ul><li>pupils thus introduced to music analysis, which is essential in later stages of study </li></ul><ul><li>Poco Piano correlates closely with Poco Studio’s attracively presentd “Music Theory for Young Children” Series (pointers at the top of relevant pages in Poco Piano indicate suitable pages in the theory books) </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  56. 56. Musicianship: Musical Patterns Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  57. 57. Musicianship: Musical Patterns Poco Piano 2 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  58. 58. Introduction to Poco Piano 4 <ul><li>Reinforces and revises concepts learnt in Books 1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive repertoire in various styles and from different periods </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive preparation covering musical, technical and structural matters encountered in the pieces </li></ul><ul><li>The aim is to cultivate critical thinking and musical awareness </li></ul><ul><li>The standard of the repertoire approaches that of Grade 1 </li></ul><ul><li>(Sample pages are available to view) </li></ul>
  59. 59. Poco Piano 4: Page 6 – 17
  60. 60. Poco Piano 4
  61. 61. Poco Piano 4
  62. 62. Poco Piano 4
  63. 63. Poco Piano 4
  64. 64. Poco Piano 4
  65. 65. Poco Piano 4
  66. 66. Poco Piano 4
  67. 67. Poco Piano 4
  68. 68. Poco Piano 4
  69. 69. Poco Piano 4
  70. 70. Poco Piano 4
  71. 71. Ensemble Playing <ul><li>sociable </li></ul><ul><li>good for group teaching </li></ul><ul><li>teaches pupils to listen </li></ul><ul><li>good for developing sight-reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>great for end-of-term concerts! </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  72. 72. Piano Duet 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  73. 73. 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
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  76. 76. 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  77. 77. 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  78. 78. 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  79. 79. Why Poco Piano? <ul><li>Poco Piano aims: </li></ul><ul><li>to make the difficult process of learning piano fun for children </li></ul><ul><li>to provide a good beginner method for the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>to help children develop good playing techniques </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  80. 80. Poco Piano for Young Children Series 09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  81. 81. A Word from the Authors <ul><li>It's not possible or desirable to teach piano and theory in exactly the same sequence, so the recommended theory pages are just suggestions for relevant simultaneous learning. The teachers can, of course, use their own discretion in this. </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org
  82. 82. Contact Us <ul><li>Poco Studio Sdn Bhd </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 03- 5891 0155 Email: poco_studio@yahoo.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.pocostudio.org </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: Poco Studio Sdn Bhd </li></ul>09/07/10 copyright 2009 Poco Studio www.pocostudio.org

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