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 1

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 2

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...
Gramma's Piano Lesson #1, Part 3

The full length video is also on youtube:
Gramma's Piano Lesson #1

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.)


SHORT DESCRIPTIONS
OF THE ACTIVITY SHEETS INCLUDED ON THE PDF.

COLOR THE PROPER KEYS BLACK: A recognition activity
Four and five-year-olds like to color. If you have a 3-year-old who does not color well yet, have that child point to each black key so YOU can color it.


CIRCLE THE 2 AND 3 BLACK KEY GROUPS: A patterning activity
This instills the pattern of the 2s and 3s of the black keys.



2 AND 3 BLACK KEY GROUPS: A patterning activity
Line up those key groups so they look like a piano keyboard.



5 BLACK KEY GROUPS: A patterning/recognition activity
Just use the other key groups and put them into “5 black key groups” so children realize there are patterns within larger patterns and also both understand and recognize the terms “2 black key group”, “3 black key group”, and “5 black key group”.

KEY NAMES: A recognition and memory activity
This is a good activity for those who already know their alphabet. Cut across sheet on dotted line. Cut out letter names and put them on the proper keys (or just write the letter names on the keys if you wish). Recite the alphabet from A to G two or three times in succession. Then recite small parts of the A to G alphabet backwards! Then go from A to G to A! Don’t do this all in one day. This is an activity than should be done multiple times over a period of time until it gets so easy it's a habit.

ANSWERS
This just shows answers for some of the sheets.



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THE LIST OF AVAILABLE LESSONS:
Gramma's Piano Lesson #1
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