Rina, 5, has embarked upon her 7th month of study and is scaling my staircase before settling down to the piano. I’ve used this routine to imbue a sense of music’s topography before a keyboard transfer. It’s working.
Here are case in point examples:
On the stairs:
At the Piano:
Rina is now playing legato five-finger positions, and applies this smooth and connected playing to her pieces.
BEFORE LEGATO PLAYING: DETACHED-NOTE STUDY