Preschool Piano Lessons


Preschool piano lessons, weekly one-to-one 30 minute lesson for preschool children ages 3 ½  – 5 years old,   is engaging and fun approach to teaching piano skills and music concepts while simultaneously combining general musicianship activities to develop their music thinking for keyboard readiness.

1. Why should my child study music at such young age?

According to Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist, believed that during “pre-operational” learning stage (ages 2-7) years begin to think and react things through symbols.  These physical and intellectual cognitive development are optimum period for starting the process of learning and making music.

Neurologist Studies describes playing and listening to music at a young age improves remarkably a child’s basic learning skills (reading, writing), math, memory, spatial & abstract reasoning ability, and general creativity, apart from developing motor and social skills, confidence, and self-esteem necessary to succeed in school.

Child’s early years do have a stronger sense of rhythm, play with more musical understanding and exhibit more confidence in performance skills than who starts music lessons at the later stage.

2. What will my child learn in preschool piano lessons?

In caring & educational learning atmosphere, through variety combinations of full-filled music, singing , chanting, moving  , listening, storytelling, music playing, illustrations ,  maintains a balance between the discipline (concentrating & motivation) necessary for developing foundation of music expression and building listening and performance skills at the piano.

3. What learning materials and what types of things can I expect to happen in preschool piano lessons?

a) Enjoy Singing

  • Solfege Singing &  Clever Lyric Singing in a variety tonality & meters
  • Enjoyable melodies to aid with pitch & interval study
  • Reinforce specific rhythm patterns of musical expressions
  • Engage motion songs to perceive musical responses to music

b) Rhythm Step

  • Chanting rhythm
  • Feel the sense of rhythm & beat through body movement activities, but also to relax and refresh!
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Introduce various music expressions &  acquire different vocabulary of rhythm patterns

c) Fun Listening

  • Listen music attentively to maintain concentrate and motivation
  • Enhance creative development through sound exploration
  • Introduce a variety of musical styles , tempo, dynamic, moods & feelings.
  • Music appreciation by discerning high and low, loud and soft sounds
  • reinforcement of listening skills, aural and ear training
  • Focus training of pitch matching, step & skip

d) Story Telling

  • Story telling with feelings
  • Focus on composers, music terminology, and character development

e) Writing & Drawing

  • Use of Worksheets/flashcards/magnetic board & dry erase board
  • Recognition of the music alphabet (A-G)
  • Draw and learn basic music notations, term and symbols
  • Reinforce repeating music terminology for building memory skills
  • Recognize numbers and counting exercises to develop maths skills

f) Keyboard Technique

  • Explore Keyboard geography
  • Learn finger dexterity & hands posture
  • Reading basic music notation, symbols & terms, introduce music staves
  • Develop hand-eye coordination through hands-on experience with rhythm instruments and piano
  • Learning to play 2 & 3 black keys at the piano through floor keyboard games
  • Listen to play back after listening
  • Improvise simple melodies

g) Orchestra Accompaniment

  • Playing short piano pieces with orchestra  accompaniment  or backing tracks to constantly improve their rhythm and sense of pulse, apart from adding interest and motivation