I have discovered over the years there many teachers who are hesitant to teach children younger than 6 or 7. While it can be a challenge if you are not very patient and think fast on your feet, the excitement you see on those little faces are well worth it. The key of course is to have a solid plan and be able to include body movement along with keyboard activities. I highly recommend as series called “Music for Little Mozarts” (Alfred Publishing). It is designed for students aged 4-8. It captures their imagination with Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear. I have been using this series since it came out in the early 2000’s. I will also say that all of my students who started with this series, stayed with lessons though high school. That’s a win-win for everyone. If you are considering teaching little ones and need some guidance, don’t hesitate to contact me. I love working with teachers!
As a piano/music instructor for almost 20 years, The Piano Lesson is one of the most thorough, versatile, and well-written texts on the market. I love it because I can use it with the very young as well as on the college level with my private and group piano students. The wide scope of material allows […]
I have been teaching for over 30 years and am thrilled with The Piano Lesson! It is so convenient to have several books melded into one. My students like the idea of having fewer books to keep up with and they don’t misplace their binders. The Scale portion of the book is my favorite. The order […]
Dear Elise, I just want to write and tell you how wonderful it was this last semester to have your books for my piano pedagogy class. They are a perfect guideline for aspiring and/or inexperienced teachers who are unsure of the best order of progression in the students’ learning process and how to implement it […]
The Piano Lesson series is truly one of the most superior organizational tools I have ever seen! Every level, from primer through Grade 12, is thoughtfully outlined and includes EVERYTHING a well-rounded musician should know at every step along the way. I’m particularly impressed with the attention given to technical development, theory, vocabulary and basic […]
I have been using The Piano Curriculum Series for 3 years now and am grateful at the success and progress of each of my students. The Piano Curriculum Series organized the lessons for you so all you need to do is follow the curriculum. What I like most is the variety of music elements being taught; […]
Thank you, Elise….you have taken piano lessons and brought them up to the professional level they deserve. I am grateful to you because you have given me the confidence to begin my piano studio again here in Northwest Montana. Ellen Calvi