Rina’s Lesson-in-Progress: From the staircase to the piano (Reinagle Minuet in G) Videos

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.

LINKS

http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/teaching-piano-to-young-children-a-creative-new-approach/

http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/piano-lesson-rina-5-learns-to-play-legato-across-five-fingers-from-c-to-g-and-back/

BEFORE LEGATO PLAYING: DETACHED-NOTE STUDY

http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/rina-5-shows-outstanding-progress-over-6-months-of-piano-lessons-videos/

OTHER:

http://www.powhow.com/classes/shirley-kirsten