ONLINE VIDEO PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN FROM 3 TO 103!

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LESSON ONE
LESSON TWO
LESSON THREE
LESSON FOUR

LESSON ONE

These lessons can be used with one child or several at a time. They are relatively short, but are meant to be "paused" frequently. When doing the lesson activities with very young children, only go as far as they understand. The first lesson deals with color coding. Most three-year-olds just learn the first two colors for the right hand and learn to play - or at least tap - Tick Tock before going on to more colors on the right hand - and then the left hand! However, during this time, beginning patterning activities from Lesson 2 may be added as well. Lessons 1 and 2 go "hand in hand"." There are also other short videos on the LESSON ONE Playlist that are appropriate for use with this video since they cover some of the same topics.

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 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 song is already on the PIANO LESSON ONE VIDEO, but is separate as well for your convenience.
To go directly to Tick Tock click here.

Sing With KK: Tick Tock

This song is also on the PIANO LESSON ONE VIDEO, but separate as well.
To go directly to Tick Tock with KK 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.

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.



LESSON TWO

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. They will continue to be reviewed in subsequent lessons, so feel free to utilize those tiny colored hands and dots or key strips with a connected keyboard when using the app. As in the LESSON ONE Playlist, there are other short videos included on the LESSON TWO Playlist that can be used which cover some of the same topics as the lesson video.

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 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 TWO VIDEO

All Anybody Can Play Piano videos are on youtube.com.
Lesson 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 the PIANO LESSON TWO Playlist click here.

OTHER RELATED VIDEOS to Lesson Two

Song to Sing: Tick Tock

This song is already on the PIANO LESSON ONE VIDEO, but is separate as well for your convenience.
To go directly to Tick Tock click here.

MATERIALS ALREADY IN BINDER

Your "official" Anybody Can Play PIANO binder should already have these materials inserted in it.

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,laminate, leaving a space to punch a "binder" "hole.
Just click on Spot For Dots to print out.

Tiny Hands

Tiny Hands for color coding. Cut around each (or both together) hand(s), laminate, punch hole for storing.
Just click on Tiny Hands to print out.

CRAYONS or REMOVABLE STICKER DOTS

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


ADDITIONAL MATERIALS and ACTIVITY SHEETS for LESSON TWO

If these materials are to be used repeatedly, laminate.

Tiny Hands

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.

Key Groups

Tiny Key Groups for lining up in order. Laminate sheet, then cut out each group....one complete sheet per set per binder.
Just click on Key Groups to print out.

My 2 Octave Keyboard

A 2 octave keyboard for patterning games. Trim off the 1 inch edge, laminate and punch for binder.
Just click on 2 Octave Keyboard to print out.

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.

Quarter Note

This sheet introduces the quarter note and how to draw it. Make paper copies for drawing purposes.
Just click on Quarter Note to print out.

Half Note

This sheet introduces the half note and how to draw it. Make paper copies for drawing purposes.
Just click on Half Note to print out.

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.




LESSON THREE

Lesson Three has its own Playlist on youtube.com called: ACP PIANO LESSON 3. This Playlist also has other short appropriate videos.
To go directly to Anybody Can Play VIDEO PIANO LESSON 3 click here.

I cannot say it enough..... These lessons are not meant to be shown to young children from start to finish. Just show parts at a time. Do encourage each child to use the app to learn to play the songs.

Sometimes dots are used in the videos and other times children are coloring with crayons or markers. Generally speaking, dots are better for the very young children because they are not yet proficient with coloring....and are hesitant about trying to draw as well. For drawing activities, just let them give directions to someone else for drawing things like quarter notes. In some cases, they will let you hold their hands for guidance in order to make a drawing.


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 or controller (as small as 25 keys) is needed with a non-touch computer screen. To subscribe to the Anybody Can Play PIANO app in Windows 10 click here.

Anybody Can Play PIANO LESSON 3 ONLINE VIDEO

All Anybody Can Play Piano videos are on youtube.com.
To go directly to the Anybody Can Play PIANO Playlists click here.

OTHER RELATED VIDEOS to Lesson Three

Finger Colors: Left Hand

This introduces the left hand finger colors with an explanation of why left hand little finger is the blue finger. click here.

Right Hand Tap Tap Tap

This is tapping game to further implement muscle memory within each finger. It is also the beginning of even beats. To go directly to Right Hand Tap Tap Game click here.

Left Hand Tap Tap Tap

This also is a tapping game to further implement muscle memory with in each left hand finger.
To go directly to Left Hand Tap Tap Game click here.

Rain Rain Go Away Finger Colors

This song is already on the PIANO LESSON THREE VIDEO, but is separate as well for your convenience. To go directly to Rain Rain Go Away Finger Colors click here.

Song to Sing: Rain Rain Go Away

This song is already on the PIANO LESSON 3 VIDEO, but is separate as well for your convenience.
To go directly to Rain Rain Go Away click here.

kk singing Rain Rain Go Away

This song is already on the PIANO LESSON 3 VIDEO, but is also separate for your convenience.
To go directly to kk singing Rain Rain Go Away click here.

Patterning: Key Groups

This video is a review of two black key and three black key groups. Again, included for convenient review.
To go directly to Key Groups click here.


LESSON 3 MATERIALS and ACTIVITY SHEETS not already in binder

If these materials are to be used repeatedly, laminate. Sheets for coloring should just be regular paper sheets.

2 Keyboards

Keyboards to cut out for color coding patterns from one keyboard to another. Make plain paper sheets for coloring or for repeated use with removable dots cut closely around each keyboard and laminate, leaving a clear laminate edge completely around the keyboard. Just click on 2 Keyboards to print out.

Mini Keyboards

Small keyboards to cut out for color coding patterns from one keyboard to another. Make plain paper sheets for coloring or for repeated use with removable dots cut along dotted lines and laminate, leaving a clear laminate edge completely around the keyboard plus the 1 inch clear border on one edge if you wish to insert in the binder. Just click on Mini Keyboards to print out.

Flashcards

Flashcards for quarter and half notes. Cut along dotted lines for both front and back creating 2 flashcards each 5 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high. Cut out descriptions and glue onto back...a few swipes with a glue stick will do! Laminate, leaving clear laminate around all edges with the clear 1 inch top edge border for punching and inserting into the binder or on a ring. Just click on Flashcards to print out.


Keystrips

Cut apart and color code to another keyboard or song code on the Anybody Can Play PIANO app. Place behind keys of a small keyboard controller as shown in the video. For repeated use, laminate. Just click on Keystrips to print out.

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.



LESSON FOUR

Lesson FOUR has its own Playlist on youtube.com called: LESSON 4: Anybody Can Play PIANO. This Playlist also has other short appropriate videos. To go directly to the LESSON 4 Playlist click here.

By this time students should be able to play Tick Tock and Rain Rain Go Away with one hand and be at least starting to try to play the melody with both hands at the same time.


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 or controller (as small as 25 keys) is needed with a non-touch computer screen. To subscribe to the Anybody Can Play PIANO app in Windows 10 click here.

VIDEO PIANO LESSON 4: Anybody Can Play PIANO

All Anybody Can Play Piano videos are on youtube.com.
To go directly to the Anybody Can Play PIANO Playlists for the VIDEO PIANO LESSON 4 click here.

OTHER RELATED VIDEOS to Lesson Three

Song to Sing: Rain Rain Go Away

This song is already on the PIANO LESSON 4 VIDEO, but is separate as well for your convenience.
To go directly to Rain Rain Go Away click here.

kk singing Rain Rain Go Away

This song is already on the PIANO LESSON 4 VIDEO, but is also separate for your convenience.
To go directly to kk singing Rain Rain Go Away click here.

Song to Sing: Hot Cross Buns

This song is already on the PIANO LESSON 4 VIDEO, but is separate as well for your convenience.
To go directly to Hot Cross Buns in both versions: words and colors click here.


LESSON 4 MATERIALS and ACTIVITY SHEETS not already in binder

If these materials are to be used repeatedly, laminate. Sheets for coloring should just be regular paper sheets.

Dots in a Row

This new Dot Game has dots in a row so hand movement is identical to movement on a piano keyboard when playing a melody with both hands at the same time. This should be laminated for repeated usage.
Just click on Dots In A Row to print out.

Flashcards

Two more flashcards have been added with this lesson. They should be laminated like the first two for repeated usage and placed in the binder or on a ring.
To access the additional flashcards, just click on Flashcards to print out.

Draw Quarter Rest

This sheet lets students trace and draw a quarter rest. Very young children may not be able to trace, so just have them "trace" over the rest with their finger or give instructions to someone else how to draw the rest.
To access this sheet, just click on Draw Quarter Rest to print out.

Draw Whole Note

This sheet lets students trace and draw a whole note. Very young children may not be able to trace, so just have them "trace" over the note with their finger or give instructions to someone else how to draw the note.
To access this sheet, just click on Draw Whole Note to print out.

Walking Quarter and Half Notes

These two pages are for rhythm exercises. Quarter notes = 1 beat and Half notes = 2 beats.
To access this sheet, just click on Walking Notes to print out.

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.





LESSON FIVE

Coming soon......