Wednesday, June 15, 2011

twinkle, twinkle...

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Elizabeth can now play a song on the piano, thanks to her Nana.

She can play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, and she learned it by reading which keys to play.  She likes to show off her skill, and she is now proficient enough (and has memorized the keys enough) that she can sing along with her playing. She has even successfully tried different octaves, so she's getting a sense of the repetition of the notes!

Nana's song method is simple.  Post it notes on the keys of the central octave, number 1-8 for A - G .  A sheet of paper indicating which order, and how often to play the notes.

I'm glad Nana took the time to show her.  I've tried once in a while to show her some simple songs on the piano, but Nana found the solution.

I think when E is a little older (and reading words and sentences a little more) I'll find a piano teacher and get her started.  Although I can play, and took lessons myself up for years as a child and teen, I think I'd rather have someone else be the teacher, and me be the support/encourager.

My girl is a musician!


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