ONLINE VIDEO PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN FROM 3 TO 103!
By now you have discovered that each lesson is really several lessons. These first two lessons deal with two important functions: color coding and patterning. Take as long as you need on these two lessons. They will continue to be reviewed in subsequent lessons, but should be learned well enough before going on so the children are not confused. Do activites repeatedly until the children can do them easily.
As soon as the children can play a song on the app easily (REALLY easily!) with one hand, remind them to try to play it with their other hand....or both hands...Level 2 on the app. Also tell them that it is OK to go really slowly when using both hands. Those hands and fingers need a lot of help, so remind the children to be patient with those little hands and fingers because they are learning to do a lot of things they have never done before! How many times have we made both our hands do the same thing at the same time???
Keep playing tapping games with each and with both hands - arbitrarily calling out colors, using the Dot Sheet and also tapping through songs like Tick Tock.
Also remind the children that it is OK to use the key strips if they need them when using the app....helps those fingers to remember where to play.
Have those color coded hands in plain sight in the classroom so the children are looking at color coded hands frequently. Also let the children use the tiny hands when you play the dot game or just play a game by naming a color to tap. Let the children also take turns being "teacher" and calling out the color to be tapped "x" number of times. In every way, try to reinforce that finger color coding. "Can you pick up that color crayon with your blue and red finger? How about with your blue and green finger???"
On the Lesson Two Playlist there are other related videos that can be used. Just use whatever is appropriate.
Anybody Can Play PIANO APPTo subscribe to the Anybody Can Play PIANO app in Windows 10 click here.
ONLINE PIANO LESSON TWO VIDEOLesson Two has its own Playlist on youtube.com called: ACP ONLINE PIANO LESSON TWO. In addition to the actual Lesson 2 video this Playlist also has several other short videos with color coding, patterning games and songs. To go directly to PIANO LESSON TWO with its Playlist click here.
OTHER RELATED VIDEOS to Lesson Two
Song to Sing: Rain Rain Go AwayTo go directly to this Rain Rain video click here.
Sing With KK: Rain Rain Go AwayTo go directly to this KK Rain Rain rendition video click here.
Finger Colors: RH: Rain Rain Go AwayTo go directly to this video for RH Rain Rain Finger Colors click here.
Finger Colors: Right Hand Tap Tap TapTo go directly to this Right Hand Finger Color Tap game click here.
Patterning: Key GroupsTo go directly to this Key Group activity click here.
Finger Colors: Left HandTo go directly to this Left Hand Finger Color video click here.
Finger Colors: Left Hand Tap Tap TapTo go directly to this Left Hand Tap Game click here.
Song to Sing: Tick TockDon't forget to keep singing, tapping and moving to this song!
To go directly to Tick Tock click here.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS and ACTIVITY SHEETS for LESSON TWOIf these materials are to be used repeatedly, laminate.
Tiny Hands for color coding. For review, make paper copies of the unmarked fingers page and let children color code the fingers with crayons or markers. Just click on Tiny Hands to print out.
Tiny Key Groups for lining up in order. Laminate sheet, then cut out each group....one complete sheet per set per binder.
My 2 Octave Keyboard
A 2 octave keyboard for patterning games. Trim off the 1 inch edge, laminate and punch for binder.
My Large 5 Black Key Group
A large 5 black key group. This can be used for many different patterning games. Trim off the 1 inch edge, laminate and punch for binder. Just click on Large 5 Black Key Group to print out.
This sheet introduces the quarter note and how to draw it. Make paper copies for drawing purposes.
This sheet introduces the half note and how to draw it. Make paper copies for drawing purposes.
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.