ONLINE VIDEO PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN FROM 3 TO 103!


LESSON ONE
This lesson appears to be really long with all the videos, etc.! There is a lot on this page, but only because no previous materials exist yet! With younger children you may be on this lesson for several weeks, so don't panic!

The lesson video is meant to be paused frequently and/or viewed in pieces. When doing lesson activities with very young children, only go as far as they understand. This first lesson deals with color coding. Most three-year-olds just learn the first two colors of the Tick Tock song for the right hand and learn to play - or at least tap - Tick Tock before going on to more colors. Older children may want to learn all five colors immediately. Since this app can be used with different ages, just do what you feel is appropriate and take all the time you need. This app is patterned after a "vertical curriculum" which means something is added with each step, so you can take your time and learn each step well.

Sing Tick Tock frequently....and move like a clock! This is a fun action song and an easy way to teach which fingers are pink and blue.

Use your discretion about adding the colors of the left hand at this point. It is important that the children know those finger colors well, so stay with only the right hand colors until the children have those colors thoroughly internalized. However, feel free to go on to lesson two before the left hand colors have been learned (or even introduced)...there is plenty of time:)

Give every child the opportunity to use the app...preferably on a daily basis. In a school setting it may take several days before you have the time to let each child have a turn since you or an assistant will probably have to help, but view that video "To Play Tick Tock Do This" with the children frequently so they are able to navigate to "Tick Tock" independently.

As a parent "learn" along with your child so your child sees your interest. Do things like having your child tell you how to get to Tick Tock on the computer.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Anybody Can Play PIANO APP

Computer or tablet needed that uses Windows 10. A touch screen can be used with or without an attached keyboard or controller. An attached MIDI keyboard (turn off sound) or controller (as small as 25 keys) is needed with a non-touch screen. To subscribe to the Anybody Can Play PIANO app in Windows 10 click here.

ONLINE PIANO LESSON ONE VIDEO

All Anybody Can Play Piano videos are on youtube.com.
To go directly to the ONLINE PIANO LESSON ONE VIDEO click here.

Parent/teacher PREP for ONLINE PIANO LESSON ONE VIDEO

This gives parents or teachers guidelines for using the PIANO LESSON VIDEO. It also gives additional ideas for presentation to children.
To go directly to the PREP for ONLINE PIANO LESSON ONE VIDEO click here.

OTHER RELATED VIDEOS to Lesson One

Song to Sing: Tick Tock

This is the first song on the Anybody Can Play PIANO app. It only uses the pink and blue fingers, so is a really good action song for singing or for tapping with the correct finger. this is a version with piano accompaniment. To go directly to Tick Tock click here.

Sing With KK: Tick Tock

This is a Tick Tock version with only a child's voice with pitched taps. Again, good for actions, singing, and tapping. To go directly to Tick Tock with KK click here.

To Play Tick Tock Do This

This shows step by step how to go to the Level One teaching portion of the song Tick Tock on the Anybody Can Play PIANO app. To go directly to the video click here.

Finger Colors: Right Hand Tap Tap Tap

This video is a finger tapping game for solidifying right hand finger colors and finger movement.
To go directly to the Right Hand Tap Game click here.

Finger Colors: Left Hand Tap Tap Tap

This is a finger tapping game for solidifying left hand finger colors and finger movement.
To go directly to the Left Hand Tap Game click here.

OTHER SUPPLIES and ACTIVITY SHEETS IN GENERAL

Activities that are going to be done with many children or done repeatedly with one child should be laminated. This makes them stable and reusable for a long time. Most low cost laminators laminate up to 5mil, which is perfectly adequate for this type of usage.

Even looking at the images, you have probably noticed that most of the laminated sheets are laminated in such a way that the laminate surrounds the entire activity sheet or shape. This is added protection since it makes the sheet waterproof and very long lasting.

All the activity sheets have a lightly colored dotted cutting line about an inch from the edge. Trim the sheets before laminating so when the sheet is punched for the binder the holes are also completely within the laminate.

Shapes like the tiny hands are cut out, then placed within the laminate so there is extra room between them - again so they are surrounded by laminate when cut out.

Binder Cover

The cover for the student binder. Just click on Cover to print out.
I recommend that every parent or teacher make a special binder for the Piano Lesson materials. Use a zip packet inside for small items such as markers and simply punch other materials so they can be stored inside the binder.

Tiny Hands

Tiny Hands for color coding. To make the color coded samples for the children, choose one of the color coded sets, cut around each (or both together) hand(s), then laminate. Punch through the laminate so the hands can be stored within the binder. Just click on Tiny Hands to print out.

My Very Own Right Hand
Particularly when dealing with very young children you may opt to use this sheet with only a right hand "pointer" hand on it rather than the Tiny Hands sheet with both the right and left hands. Just click on RH Pointer to print out.

Dot Sheet

Dots for finger color games. Trim and laminate.
Just click on Dot Sheet to print out.

Spot For Dots

A "Spot" for our removable sticker dots. Cut apart and laminate, leaving a space so a hole can be punched through the laminate for binder storage.
Just click on Spot For Dots to print out.

CRAYONS or REMOVABLE STICKER DOTS

Crayons, markers or removable sticker dots for color coding: Blue, Red, Green, Brown, Pink.

Practice Sheets

These Practice Sheets help to separate different activities for review and practice on a daily basis. They also function as "Lesson Plans". Do these activities with the lesson video, other videos listed, or in your own way.
Just click on Practice Sheets to print out.