Learning to Play Piano for the Very Young (**GIVEAWAY**)

So many parents these days want their children to learn to play the piano before they can read.  There are very few, if any, piano books designed for very young children.  That makes even attempting to teach a very young child very difficult.  Debbie and Friends have published a book that will allow you to begin the learning process with your young child.  Learning to Play Piano for the Very Young by Debbie and Friends is full of brightly colored pictures and simple information for children to use to get familiar with the piano keyboard, learn to read notes on the treble clef using pictures and play several familiar songs.  Even a parent who has no musical knowledge can help their child use this book.

I was impressed with the colorful pictures and associations used to help the learner become familiar with note names and placement on the staff.  The removable keyboard tent takes what is in the book and puts it on the keyboard.  By the completion of the book, the learner could be playing seven familiar songs.  The only possible addition I would make to this book is to add a sticker sheet for application to the keys of the keyboard or piano.  I have found that many young children really struggle with the eye-hand coordination necessary to read music and press the appropriate keys and may need a stable (tactile) reference point applied directly on the keys.  Non-permanent stickers have always been my go-to solution in the past.  Using the characters from the book to make stickers applied to the keys might take it one step further.

You might be interested to know about Debbie.  Who is she?

Debbie studied music and music education at Berklee College of Music, where she is now the Dean of Continuing Education. She was a classroom music teacher for many years and brings that experience to every performance. Debbie has been making music with kids for over 20 years. She has worked with some of the world’s greatest icons in children’s music entertainment and education throughout her music publishing tenure. These pillars of children’s music include Shari Lewis, Buffalo Bob Smith of Howdy Doody, and Sesame Street-famed music teacher, Bob McGrath. Their influence on her songwriting and her creative approach to sharing music with children is evident.

Besides creating a piano book, Debbie and Friends perform live concerts and have available Sing-along CDs and DVDs, and fun music videos to watch on the web.

Learning to Play Piano for the Very Young is a 24-page book that includes the keyboard tent to aid in learning.  It is available to purchase for $9.95, plus applicable tax and shipping.  A small investment in this book could tell you whether your child is ready to move on to more traditional piano lessons and learning.  Plus, parents can learn right along with their child.  I recommend this book for anyone interested in beginning piano with their very young child.

WIN! A copy of “Learning to Play the Piano for the Very Young”


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Comments

  1. 1

    My daughter LOVES music. I think she’d have a lot of fun with this book.

  2. 2
    ??? Louis??? says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  3. 3

    Have a willing student:)

  4. 4

    Truly magical! : ) Thanks so very much for this wonderful giveaway! : )

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

  5. 5

    My son loves the piano and we really want to get him lessons. He’s 31/2 so we just aren’t sure if it’s the right time. He has beautiful piano hands with long fingers and loves music!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

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    susanlanai says:

    I love reading about the new products you find ~ thanks for sharing!

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    heidi daily says:

    thank you for this great giveaway (and all the others) this would be great for my daughter

  8. 8

    Thank you for the wonderful review of my new piano method! I love your idea regarding stickers and will look into that for sure! I’m happy to say that we are also just at the beginning stages of developing the method info an iPad app as well!

    Thank you again! I love your blog!

  9. 9

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. 10

    My son loves music!

  11. 11
    Miranda Welle says:

    This would be great! We already have a piano!

  12. 12
    Heather R says:

    I learned the piano when I was a kid and would love for my daughter to have the opportunity to learn as well!

  13. 13

    I would love to see an ipad app!

  14. 14
    larissa brunken says:

    I love giveaways via rafflecopter, just wish more winners were choosen as it is very hard to win anything!

  15. 15

    I would love this for my kids since my husband got me a piano a long time ago.

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    Rae Henderson says:

    It’s cold outside!

  17. 17
    Sherry S. says:

    It’s pretty chilly out. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. 18

    This would be so cool. I have a four year old that I would love to test this book on!

    Dorothy – The Alaskan Bookie
    Blog ~ http://alaskanbookie.blogspot.com/
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  19. 19

    This would be great for my 2 kids, HOw wonderful.

  20. 20
    Vanessa Leonard says:

    We have a piano and hopefully we’ll win this so we can learn how to play! :)

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    Penny Kathleen says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’d love to win this for my little guy!!

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    Penny Kathleen says:

    Some of my entries are duplicates because the rafflecopter form reset when i was directed away from the site to sign up for your email and the only way to unlock the form was to resubmit the entries. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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    Missy Lynnh says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this! I think it’s great for kids to learn piano.

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    Karen Propes says:

    Yes I do love your blog, I know I can always find excellent information on your blog. It has really helped me in the kitchen and organizing my house. Thanks
    Love to win so our little angel can start learning. She’s 3 and already know 3 songs on the radio, and love the bongos so we want to expand her mind to starting the piano. I might learn right along with her.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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