PipeChat Digest #2720 - Saturday, February 23, 2002
 
RE: Age to start piano lessons.
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: I need a name
  by "Jenny and Martin Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz>
Re: I need a name...
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Age to start piano lessons.
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Age to start piano lessons.
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: I need a name...
  by "Rodney West" <rodneywest72@yahoo.com>
Re: I need a name...
  by "Owen Cannon" <owencannon@mac.com>
RE: I need a name...
  by "Joshua Edwards" <fbcorganist@charter.net>
Re: Age to start piano lessons.
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Age to start piano lessons. From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:00:24 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A5_01C1BBB1.A7FA78A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I teach children. 2 yrs. old is too young.   Their hands are too small, their attention span is too short, and they're just learning to talk well---which is a major brain growth accomplishment that needs to be focused on. I've tried it with 2 different 3 yr. olds, and that didn't work either.   They really need to be at least 5, able to count ---and comprehend it---able to read at least simple words, and to follow directions, and sit and do something for half an hour, at least off and on. If you try to do regular lessons before that, they simply get frustrated, and what they actually LEARN is to hate even the idea of piano lessons.   Rather than regular lessons, I suggest just helping them develop an interest in all of music. Buy toys ----something to blow, something to = bang on, small sized keyboard for small sized fingers, something to turn the crank and play a tune, small guitar----that sort of stuff. Sing! Doodle = on the piano! Learn high notes on one end, low notes on the other. Do the "Jaws" thing (any 2 half steps on the bottom), work on Chopsticks, etc. Above all, have FUN!   Then, when they are independent enough to be ready for school, send them over! We have a lot of fun! Glitter stickers, chocolate candy, celebration hugs, background stories, the "real" words to those lesson pieces, handwritten simplified versions of the sheet music they bring in (what on earth were their parents thinking of?!!), looking at and talking about what I played in church this week, learning to tell time by "how = many minutes are left until I can go?", and yes, I do allow a friend to sit in and wait now and then, and include them (brag time for my student to show off what they know a little bit).   I'm teaching on an digital piano, but we also go round the store and = try out most of the different instruments as they come in. Pianos, organs, keyboards, whatever.   I really like teaching the kids. They come in the store for the first time, standing there with Mom, terrified. We get shiny new books, and Mom is invited also into our own private room, where there's nobody else to = make one embarrassed, and the digital piano is friendly sized----besides, it = has all those fun sounds! And they leave giggling, wanting to know if they can come back = tomorrow.   Usually, after about 2 or 3 lessons of sitting there, Mom starts = hitting the grocery store across the street for half an hour of shopping in peace instead.   Some things are worth waiting for. One of my kids is currently = playing for the high school choir, another is playing keyboard in the high school band, and a third is playing preludes in church.   There is a time for everything..........maybe 2 was fine for Mozart, = but not most kids.   Smiles, Diane S.           ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A5_01C1BBB1.A7FA78A0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4807.2300" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT face=3D3D"Courier New">I = teach =3D children. 2=3D20 yrs. old is too young.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT face=3D3D"Courier =3D New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 Their hands are too small, their attention span is too short, and =3D they're just=3D20 learning to talk well---which is a major brain =3D growth&nbsp;accomplishment that=3D20 needs to be focused on.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp; I've tried it with 2 different 3 yr. =3D olds, and=3D20 that didn't work either.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp; They really need to be at least 5, =3D able to count=3D20 ---and comprehend it---able to read at least simple words, and to follow = =3D   directions, and sit and do something for half an hour, at least off = and=3D20 on.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you try to do regular = =3D lessons=3D20 before that, they simply get frustrated, and what they =3D actually&nbsp;LEARN is to=3D20 hate even the idea of piano lessons.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rather than regular lessons, I = =3D suggest=3D20 just helping them develop an interest in all of music.&nbsp; Buy toys=3D20 ----something to blow, something to&nbsp;bang on, small sized keyboard =3D for small=3D20 sized fingers, something to turn the crank and play a tune, small =3D guitar----that=3D20 sort of stuff.&nbsp; Sing!&nbsp; Doodle on the piano!&nbsp; Learn high =3D notes on=3D20 one end, low notes on the other.&nbsp; Do the "Jaws" thing&nbsp;(any =3D 2&nbsp;half=3D20 steps on the bottom), work on Chopsticks, =3D etc.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp; Above all, have =3D FUN!&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp; Then, when they are independent enough = to=3D20 be&nbsp;ready for school, send&nbsp;them over!&nbsp;&nbsp;We have a lot = =3D of=3D20 fun!&nbsp; Glitter stickers, chocolate candy, celebration&nbsp;hugs, =3D background=3D20 stories, the "real" words to those lesson pieces, handwritten simplified = =3D   versions of the sheet music they bring in (what on earth were their =3D parents=3D20 thinking of?!!), looking at and&nbsp;talking about what I played in =3D church this=3D20 week, learning to tell time by "how many minutes are left until I can =3D go?", and=3D20 yes, I do allow a friend&nbsp;to sit in and wait&nbsp;now and then, and = =3D include=3D20 them (brag time for my student to show off what they know a little=3D20 bit).</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I'm teaching on =3D an&nbsp;digital=3D20 piano, but we also go round the store and try out&nbsp;most of the =3D different=3D20 instruments as they come in.&nbsp; Pianos, organs, keyboards,=3D20 whatever.&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I really like teaching = the=3D20 kids.&nbsp; They come in the store&nbsp;for the first time, standing =3D there with=3D20 Mom,&nbsp;terrified.&nbsp; We get shiny new books, and Mom is invited=3D20 also&nbsp;into our own private room, where there's nobody&nbsp;else to =3D make one=3D20 embarrassed, and the digital piano is friendly sized----besides, it has = =3D all=3D20 those fun sounds!&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;And they leave giggling, = =3D wanting to=3D20 know if they can come back tomorrow.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Usually, after about 2 = or=3D20 3&nbsp;lessons of sitting there, Mom&nbsp;starts hitting&nbsp;the =3D grocery store=3D20 across the street for half an hour of shopping in peace=3D20 instead.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Some things are&nbsp;worth = =3D waiting=3D20 for.&nbsp;&nbsp;One of my kids is currently playing for the high school = =3D choir,=3D20 another is playing keyboard in the high school band, and&nbsp;a =3D third&nbsp;is=3D20 playing preludes&nbsp;in church.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;There is a time for=3D20 everything..........maybe&nbsp;2 was fine for Mozart, but not most=3D20 kids.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Courier New">Smiles,</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D230561919-22022002><FONT face=3D3D"Courier = New">Diane=3D20 S.&nbsp;&nbsp; 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(back) Subject: Re: I need a name From: "Jenny and Martin Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 08:54:54 +1300   Hi Josh, what about:   Tea for two? Or Toccatas and tea for Two?   Cheers Jenny Setchell mailto:setchell@paradise.net.nz   www.nzorgan.com also see http://www.borborygmus.co.nz    
(back) Subject: Re: I need a name... From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:06:59 EST   PIPES PLUS  
(back) Subject: Re: Age to start piano lessons. From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 18:20:11 EST     --part1_a6.21bb4226.29a82c2b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 2/22/02 7:54:48 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net writes:     > Rather than regular lessons, I suggest just helping them develop an = interest > in all of music. Buy toys ----something to blow, something to bang on, > small sized keyboard for small sized fingers, something to turn the = crank > and play a tune, small guitar----that sort of stuff. Sing! Doodle on = the > piano! Learn high notes on one end, low notes on the other. Do the = "Jaws" > thing (any 2 half steps on the bottom), work on Chopsticks, etc.   That's right Diane, but CHARGE FOR IT and call it piano lessons.. The parents probably just want to get 'em out of the house!! ;-)   Bruce Cornely < Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres and meet the Baskerbeagles: Duncan, Miles, Molly & = Dewi < http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 + http://prepaidlegal.com/go/brucecornely >   --part1_a6.21bb4226.29a82c2b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 2/22/02 7:54:48 PM !!!First = Boot!!!, STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"FIXED" = FACE=3D"Courier New" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE = style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Rather than regular lessons, I suggest just = helping them develop an interest in all of music. &nbsp;Buy toys = ----something to blow, something to bang on, small sized keyboard for = small sized fingers, something to turn the crank and play a tune, small = guitar----that sort of stuff. &nbsp;Sing! &nbsp;Doodle on the piano! = &nbsp;Learn high notes on one end, low notes on the other. &nbsp;Do the = "Jaws" thing (any 2 half steps on the bottom), work on Chopsticks, etc. = &nbsp;</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>That's right Diane, but CHARGE FOR IT and call it piano lessons.. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The parents probably just want to get 'em out of the = house!! ;-) <BR> <BR> Bruce Cornely &lt; Cremona502@cs.com &gt;<I> </I> <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres <I>&nbsp;</I>and meet the Baskerbeagles: = &nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly &amp; Dewi <BR>&lt; http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 + = http://prepaidlegal.com/go/brucecornely &nbsp;&gt;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a6.21bb4226.29a82c2b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Age to start piano lessons. From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 18:49:47 EST     --part1_d0.22b9ad54.29a8331b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit       > . If you wait until the child is "old enough" you run the risk of > interests turning elsewhere.   True, except for the very basic fact that 2 year old fingers are generally =   not large enough to negotiate those humongous keys curvedly.   Another part of the equation: is the 2 year old picking out melodies? If =   so, then modest lessons may not be a bad idea.   But whatever the child's parents do, PLEASE get him a REAL piano.   Neil Brown   --part1_d0.22b9ad54.29a8331b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;&nbsp;If = you wait until the child is "old enough" you run the risk of interests = turning elsewhere. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>True, except for the very basic fact that 2 year old fingers are = generally not large enough to negotiate those humongous keys curvedly. <BR> <BR>Another part of the equation: &nbsp;is the 2 year old picking out = melodies? &nbsp;If so, then modest lessons may not be a bad idea. <BR> <BR>But whatever the child's parents do, PLEASE get him a REAL piano. = &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Neil Brown</FONT></HTML>   --part1_d0.22b9ad54.29a8331b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: I need a name... From: "Rodney West" <rodneywest72@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 16:10:11 -0800 (PST)   How about "Hands on my piano, hands on my organ"? --- Joshua Edwards <fbcorganist@charter.net> wrote: > Our student chapter of the AGO is giving a recital > next Tuesday night > filled with organ solos and piano/organ duets. Can > anyone think of a > catchy name for the recital. I'm not that creative! > > Thanks, > > Josh Edwards >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Sports - Coverage of the 2002 Olympic Games http://sports.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: I need a name... From: "Owen Cannon" <owencannon@mac.com> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 20:18:25 -0800     --Apple-Mail-1--376516398 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1; format=3Dflowed   What Chapter is this? On Friday, February 22, 2002, at 06:09 AM, Joshua Edwards wrote:   > Our student chapter of the AGO is giving a recital next Tuesday = night=3D20=3D   > filled with organ solos and piano/organ duets.=3DA0 Can anyone think of = =3D a=3D20 > catchy name for the recital.=3DA0 I'm not that creative! > =3DA0 > Thanks, > =3DA0 > Josh Edwards   --Apple-Mail-1--376516398 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/enriched; charset=3DISO-8859-1   What Chapter is this?   On Friday, February 22, 2002, at 06:09 AM, Joshua Edwards wrote:     <excerpt><fontfamily><param>Arial</param><smaller>Our student chapter of the AGO is giving a recital next Tuesday night filled with organ solos and piano/organ duets.=3DA0 Can anyone think of a catchy name for the recital.=3DA0 I'm not that creative!</smaller></fontfamily>   =3DA0   <fontfamily><param>Arial</param><smaller>Thanks,</smaller></fontfamily>   =3DA0   <fontfamily><param>Arial</param><smaller>Josh =3D Edwards</smaller></fontfamily>   </excerpt>=3D   --Apple-Mail-1--376516398--    
(back) Subject: RE: I need a name... From: "Joshua Edwards" <fbcorganist@charter.net> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 23:22:58 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0004_01C1BBF7.DDBC5CB0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   It is the Carson-Newman College Chapter located in Jefferson City, TN. We are a small chapter, comprised of only 4 members, however, we have a full standing charter from the Guild. So, in essence, we are as active as the New York City Chapter, but we don't do as much. We are only 25 minutes from Knoxville, TN, so we usually attend most of their events. Josh Edwards   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Owen Cannon Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 11:18 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: I need a name...     What Chapter is this? On Friday, February 22, 2002, at 06:09 AM, Joshua Edwards wrote:       Our student chapter of the AGO is giving a recital next Tuesday night filled with organ solos and piano/organ duets. Can anyone think of a catchy name for the recital. I'm not that creative! Thanks, Josh Edwards       ------=3D_NextPart_000_0004_01C1BBF7.DDBC5CB0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii"> <TITLE>Message</TITLE>   <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2713.1100" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D264272104-23022002><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>It = is =3D the=3D20 Carson-Newman College Chapter located in Jefferson City, TN.&nbsp; We =3D are a=3D20 small chapter, comprised of only 4 members, however, we have a full =3D standing=3D20 charter from the Guild.&nbsp; So, in essence, we are as active as the =3D New York=3D20 City Chapter, but we don't do as much.&nbsp; We are only 25 minutes from = =3D   Knoxville, TN, so we usually attend most of their =3D events.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D264272104-23022002><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D264272104-23022002><FONT face=3D3DArial = size=3D3D2>Josh=3D20 Edwards</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr style=3D3D"MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV></DIV> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader lang=3D3Den-us dir=3D3Dltr =3D align=3D3Dleft><FONT=3D20 face=3D3DTahoma size=3D3D2>-----Original = Message-----<BR><B>From:</B>=3D20 pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] <B>On Behalf Of =3D </B>Owen=3D20 Cannon<BR><B>Sent:</B> Friday, February 22, 2002 11:18 =3D PM<BR><B>To:</B>=3D20 PipeChat<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: I need a =3D name...<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>What=3D20 Chapter is this?<BR>On Friday, February 22, 2002, at 06:09 AM, Joshua = =3D Edwards=3D20 wrote:<BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><?fontfamily><?param Arial><?smaller>Our student chapter =3D of the=3D20 AGO is giving a recital next Tuesday night filled with organ solos =3D and=3D20 piano/organ duets.&nbsp; Can anyone think of a catchy name for = the=3D20 recital.&nbsp; I'm not that =3D creative!<?/smaller><?/fontfamily><BR>&nbsp;<BR><?fontfamily><?param =3D Arial><?smaller>Thanks,<?/smaller><?/fontfamily><BR>&nbsp;<BR><?fontfamil= =3D y><?param Arial><?smaller>Josh=3D20 =3D Edwards<?/smaller><?/fontfamily><BR></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HT= =3D ML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0004_01C1BBF7.DDBC5CB0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Age to start piano lessons. From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 00:34:59 EST     --part1_185.40a71e9.29a88403_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I have a 2 years old now that is taking piano, and I use musical = activities with him. He plays his drum while I am playing -- for rhythm activities, = as well as marching. I gave him a kazoo to "sing" along with me, and he is learning to match pitches with it. I improvise according to his attention =   span and his mood of the day. I keep my "bag of trick" which includes several rhythm instruments, children's music books, musical coloring = books, and use whichever seems appropriate for the time. If he gets frustrated = and his attention span is very short, we end the session. The last think I = want is for him to have a bad experience. But he can already start at the bass =   end of the piano and name all the notes, starting with A. He loves playing =   all the notes on the piano and naming them. Of course, first he had to = learn the alphabet from A to G, which we did with a song. He's very bright and runs to me excitedly when I arrive at his home. I thought he would feel = more comfortable if I went to his home rather than him coming to mine. I even = had an 18 month old in "music activities" last year and that was successful. They moved away, but she was making progress in moving to music and = enjoying different kinds of music. It can't be too young. My mother sang to me = from the day I was born, and they always had music playing (before the days of TV). I could read music before I could read words and my mother says I = was carrying a tune at 6 months (I think I said that before). I try to = involve the parents in the little ones lessons so they will do the activities with =   them during the week. Lee   --part1_185.40a71e9.29a88403_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I have a 2 years old = now that is taking piano, and I use musical activities with him. &nbsp;He = plays his drum while I am playing -- for rhythm activities, as well as = marching. &nbsp;I gave him a kazoo to "sing" along with me, and he is = learning to match pitches with it. &nbsp;I improvise according to his = attention span and his mood of the day. &nbsp;I keep my "bag of trick" = which includes several rhythm instruments, children's music books, musical = coloring books, and use whichever seems appropriate for the time. &nbsp;If = he gets frustrated and his attention span is very short, we end the = session. &nbsp;The last think I want is for him to have a bad experience. = &nbsp;But he can already start at the bass end of the piano and name all = the notes, starting with A. He loves playing all the notes on the piano = and naming them. &nbsp;Of course, first he had to learn the alphabet from = A to G, which we did with a song. &nbsp;He's very bright and runs   --part1_185.40a71e9.29a88403_boundary--