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The best age to start a child in piano

piano for beginners Jul 29, 2020

At Piano Compass we think that a 3-year old is the best age to start a child in piano.  

Your toddler is exploring the world around by touching, crawling, walking, tasting…

This is the best time to put a keyboard in front of your 3 year old and let them explore the World of Sounds!

We don't recommend starting formal piano lessons with a 3-year old.

The best and most effective for a toddler is to start learning piano in the comfort of home, at a time of a day when your 3-year old is active and not tired. 

Include fun, educational music games in your child's daily activities. Enjoy playing the music games inside or outside. Let your whole family join in and have fun playing the games.

To open up a door into a New, Exciting World of Piano & Music for your kid, try for free “Music Minutes”™ - an online music program for 3 to 6-year old children.

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Two main reasons children quit learning piano

learning piano Jul 27, 2020

#1 Reason children quit learning piano in their 2nd or 3rd year is at the beginning Piano and Music Introduction were neither exciting nor engaging.

Young children learn best in a playful environment.

Adding educational music games early on to your toddler's regular daily activities would significantly help to prepare the child to formal piano lessons in the future.

Playing kids' music games at home starting as early as 2-year old will lay a foundation for the next stage of learning piano.

#2 Reason children quit piano soon after starting is the basic skills were not developed early enough, important musical concepts like rhythm, pulse, hands positions were not explained clearly, in a language a child can easily understand.

At first, the kid cannot distinguish between short/long sounds or music notes, has a hard time following the beat or finding the named piano key.

Soon, minor difficulties build up into a much bigger problem.  Learning a new piano piece becomes a...

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Piano for beginners: Piano lessons vs Music Minutes

piano for beginners Jun 01, 2020

by Tanya Fridman, M.Mus.

Dear Parent!

There are two ways of learning piano at the beginning level. 

The first one is to take formal private or group piano lessons with a professional instructor who is experienced in teaching young children. 

The second (and the better) way is to begin building your child's piano & music skills early on in the comfortable home environment. 

Formal lessons are usually scheduled once a week, at a certain time that may not be suitable for your toddler.

Before starting the lessons, you'll need to purchase a piano.   

Also, once a week is a large gap for a young learner to build a skill.

The better, more enjoyable and effective way to learn piano for a 3 to 5-year old is to have regular, short Music Minutes at home.

To learn music fundamentals in a playful atmosphere in a comfort of home is the best starting point for young beginners.

If you don't want to invest in buying a piano, your child can learn piano keys...

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Receive personalized, suitable for your kid's age educational games every two weeks. Be sure to include your child's age. 

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