Above you'll find
sample pages from PIANO
IS EASY, and below it a picture of how your piano will look after you
apply the 12 removable, numbered stickers.
many more songs that you and your child can try on our website to get the idea of PIANO BY NUMBER:
Here to Play Piano
by Number Online Using Your Computer's Mouse!
follow instructions for installing the removable stickers on your piano are included with
Every order includes
removable stickers for your piano. If you need more, we'll
be glad to send extra stickers free of
Each 8.5 by 11 inch
piano book is sturdily bound with a comb binding that
will lay flat on your piano music stand.
cover and the color back cover are frames for hundreds of classic line drawings
that illustrate the theme of each song (from the famed Dover Library)
giving this book a "Currier and Ives" look and feel.
love pictures, and our piano books are designed to be attractive and fun.
CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT is illustrated in a similar style, and is identical in
format to PIANO
IS EASY except that there are different songs and illustrations.
also THE BIG
BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER.
to each of the 44 songs in PIANO IS EASY and THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT are displayed on the facing
page (see above).
This makes it easy to play and sing along to the songs, which children enjoy.
There are 44
fun, familiar songs in both THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT and PIANO IS EASY, and both books includes a Play Along Audio
CD, produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Castellon
wouldn't think of removing the letters and numbers on your computer keyboard or typewriter,
Children need a
point, which the
removable stickers provide in the beginning.
The removable stickers on your piano help your child learn the geography of the piano, and
are easily discarded later.
Stickers also provide a quick and fun start to kids piano
lessons, so that the child is enthusiastic right from the beginning.
to build on enthusiasm than frustration.
Remember your piano lessons as a child? Most people experienced intense
frustration as a child trying to start piano.
Like training wheels on a
bicycle, the numbered stickers will be removed when your
child feels confident with the piano and can play familiar songs like Jingle
Bells, Wheels on the Bus, I'm A Little Teapot and other songs that they have heard and remember.
The stickers will not
damage plastic or ivory keys in any way, and are easily and completely
removable. No residue remains when they are removed.
should help apply the removable stickers to make sure the installation is
correct, according to the easy-to-follow directions in each book.
Kids love stickers, and we've included lots of extra stickers!
piano by number a good choice as a music learning tool?
piano by number is an excellent first choice because most children find
conventional piano methods (sheet music) far too tedious to start with.
It's important to get a good start that children find fun, or you risk
with conventional piano methods cause a slow, frustrating start, and, in almost all cases, most
students later quit altogether. Read
more about this.
children are right: there ought to be a
better way to start playing piano, and now there is!
by number is like phonics for reading
why the old way of getting children started playing piano has poor results at
best: playing piano by number
is easy and instantly understandable, very much like speaking to a
even the simplest sheet music is very much like writing words to a child, a more complex
task reserved, logically, for a child's later learning years.
don't ask a child to start writing "Momma," you let them say it first.
And then later the child learns letters, then words, then sentences.
piano methods ask
far too much too soon, and the child cannot learn at their own pace. Read
more about this.
of playing piano by number as a set of training wheels on your
child's bicycle: it's something to get you going, and will be discarded later
for a more complicated system when the child feels comfortable.
a good start!
objective of using piano by number at first is to ensure a
successful start at piano study.
Students initially taught
piano by number make a smooth transition to reading sheet music because, in their words,
"playing notes (reading music) is just like playing by number, only
is this method different?
books are designed to provide kids with preparation
for piano lessons, a fun process children can do at home, before they start
regular piano lessons.
other piano methods start children far too quickly, causing early frustration
and eventually leading most kids to quit.
found this failure can be prevented by starting your child playing piano
"by number" at home, and then making a slow, smooth transition
to reading music using our book, I
CAN READ MUSIC.
"Fun Method" has proven results, turning children into happy,
interested experimenters who enjoy tinkering with the piano.
See also PRESCHOOL PIANO PACKAGE