Saturday, January 19, 2008

Teaching Toddlers Piano

Hunter loves playing with the piano, and now he gets to really learn how.

I've been teaching him "perfect pitch": playing a note and saying, "This is C!" etc. We've only gotten about five notes so far, but he loves it.

And now I've labeled all the keys with colors (red for C's, purple for A's, etc.) so that he can find the notes when I ask him to play a particular one, and can learn to play simple pieces, and learn about octaves.

We've only begun, and his hand control isn't that good yet. But he's getting there, and with practice, very soon he will know the joy of making music.

"And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God..."
1 Chronicles 16:42

Hunter is 2 years, 10 months old
Anthony is 1 years, 2 months old


  1. Where did you get those colored stickers for the piano?

  2. I wasn't able to find any in the "rainbow" colors that I wanted (although they do sell some in primary colors), so I just used white 3/4 inch round labels and colored them with markers. I attached them to the keys with a piece of packing tape over the top and going over the sides, which helped to "laminate" them and protect the marker from smearing and also help them from peeling off.

    I believe this was the brand:


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