Teaching the piano

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Teaching the piano

  1. 1. Teaching the Piano<br />Sit nice and straight on the piano bench.<br />Keep your feet flat on the floor, if possible.<br />
  2. 2. Teaching the Piano<br />Curve your fingers.<br />Hold this ball in your hands gently.<br />
  3. 3. Teaching the Piano<br />Release the ball while holding your fingers in place.<br />Now place in the keys with curved fingers.<br />
  4. 4. Teaching the Piano<br />Now you are ready to play.<br />See how nice your fingers are curved over the keys?<br />
  5. 5. Teaching the Piano<br /><ul><li>Your fingers have numbers
  6. 6. Wiggle your thumbs (1’s)
  7. 7. Wiggle you 2’s.
  8. 8. Wiggle you 3”s (middle finger)
  9. 9. Wiggle your 4’s
  10. 10. Wiggle you 5’s (pinky)</li></li></ul><li>Teaching the Piano<br /><ul><li>There are white keys and black keys
  11. 11. Find the 2 black keys</li></li></ul><li>Teaching the Piano<br />Keeping your fingers curved, strike the 2 black keys using fingers 2 and 3.<br />Find all the 2 and 3 black keys and hit them.<br />
  12. 12. Teaching the Piano<br />Find the 3 black keys on the piano.<br />Play all the 3 black keys using finger 2, 3, and 4.<br />
  13. 13. Teaching the Piano<br />Now let’s begin the first song.<br />These keys go down. Play the notes as they go down the keyboard.<br />They will make a lower sound.<br />
  14. 14. Teaching the Piano<br />Continue to have fun as you play this song using your left hand.<br />Use these fingers: <br />2, 3, 4, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4, 4<br />
  15. 15. Teaching the Piano<br />Now let’s clap the counts to the song.<br />1, 2, 3-4 (hold)<br />1, 2, 3-4 (hold)<br />1, 2, 3, 4, <br />1-4 (hold)<br />
  16. 16. Playing the Piano<br />Continue to practice your lesson every day.<br />Be sure to hold your fingers curved on the keys.<br />Sit up straight. Have FUN!<br />

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