All beginners must have a copy of Celia Waterhouse 'my solfa piano book' book 1. When they have successfully completed this they are allowed to move on to book 2. Both are available from shop.kodaly.org.uk
Pupils who have completed book 2 are ready to tackle more challenging beginner materials. It is recommended at this point that you order Denes Agay 'The Joy of First Year Piano' which is widely available. The title of the book is misleading as the materials cover the level of difficulty from preparatory to grade 1 which on the whole falls well outside first year piano studies.
The main point to make about learning the piano is that it is important the pupil has something to practice on. Even a keyboard is better than nothing. Also that regular (daily) practice and support/encouragement at home has a significant impact on the progress your child will be able to make.
Year 1 'Spinning top' - check out the left hand piano harmonics!
Skip to my Lou - Musical fun for this year 6 during SATs week!
Year 1 - Lesson two!
At Tennyson road we offer piano lessons to children starting from year 1. This is what can be achieved by lesson 2. Note how steady the pulse is, note the quality of the projection and accuracy of the rhythm.
Please enjoy these snapshots of what our children have been working on in their piano lessons.
Musette in D from the Anna Magdalene Notebook
Working toward grade 2 in year 5
Hannah Bantry from My Solfa Book 2 by Celia Waterhouse