The kiddos are quickly learning the keyboard basics and moving right along quite nicely. You may be yearning to hear your little one playing beautiful
pieces, but remember, this is not just a piano course. We are learning harmony, ear training, singing,
and classical music. In time, it will all come together in a more complete and satisfying way than just playing a piece. Enjoy this journey with your
Kit Kat Keyboard:
Playing all the C's and then all the F's as fast as we can builds our spatial awareness of the keyboard (octave spacing). Mix it up this week by racing the song up the
keyboard, or racing down the keyboard. Suggest they look at their fingers, then look away or even close their eyes!
Sol Fa Mi Re Do
“Who sits on your SOL-FA? MI and RE eating cookie DO!” A catchy phrase to remember the new melodic pattern we are learning. Our big goal is to HEAR and
Recognize and also to SEE and Recognize and PLAY the melodic patterns. We will begin playing Sol Fa Mi Re Do next week!
Sally Go Round
This is a fun game to play at home! Emphasize all landing together on BOOM! It is the whole body experience of the same kinesthetic energy that it takes to
lift the hand and come down on the beat when you play a song.
We are training the ear to hear layers of sound with the aquatic canon, Solfeg Seafriends. By studying each individual part, we will be able to hear them distinctly even when they
are played together. This is a great skill that a lot of adults haven’t yet acquired, with exception of Billy
Joel and Jimmy Fallon!