THE LIST OF AVAILABLE LESSONS:
Gramma's Piano Lesson #1
.....Gramma's Piano Lesson #1 Part 1
.....Gramma's Piano Lesson #1 Part 2
.....Gramma's Piano Lesson #1Part 3
Gramma's Piano Lesson #2
Gramma's Piano Lesson #3
Gramma's Piano Lesson #4
Gramma's Piano Lesson #5
Gramma's Piano Lesson #6
After making several Gramma's Piano Lesson videos, I decided that the first video was too long and covered too many topics - should only cover one! So, I decided to split it up for those who want to show their child one topic videos. I really intended this first long video as an introduction for parents/teachers.
Gramma's Piano Lesson #1 Part One covers black and white keys and the patterns of black and white keys. There are four patterning activity sheets included with the PDF sheets for Lesson One.
Gramma's Piano Lesson #1 Part Two talks about the names of piano keys. The activity sheet that corresponds to Part Two requires knowledge of the alphabet. Piano students do have to get to the point where they can recite A through G forward and backwards all or in part. However, this ability comes with time - and we have lots of time before this skill has to be learned.
Gramma's Piano Lesson #1 Part Three shows Mary Had a Little Lamb played in 3 different places. Again, this should probably be viewed after Gramma's Piano Lesson #2...your choice. It is a "sound thing" - noticing that playing on same name keys in the same order produces the same song - just sounds higher, lower, in the middle...
The full length video is also on youtube:
For a printable pdf. with all the activity sheets for the entire Lesson #1, just click on Lesson #1 Activity Sheets to print out.
FYI, I am a laminator person. Some of these sheets - like the 2 and 3 black key flashcards - work really well when laminated. Laminated activities can be done multiple times with no damage - like crinkled paper! Laminators are also great for saving those other special keepsakes, etc. that your children make. (5mm laminate is plenty strong.)