Piano Time

My MIL plays the piano. On her last visit, she brought her old keyboard for my daughter. And she taught her a few songs.

I just couldn't find the time right now to send my daughter for piano lessons. So I decided to teach her some basics though it has been so long since I last played the piano. I remember taking some lessons when I was a kid but got tired of it.

On a piano sheet, I drew the keys [for the right hand only], and ask her to look at it. At the same time, I left her the "row, row, row your boat" piece before we went to bed. The next day, after I got home from work, she told me that she knew how to play the piece already. And she did!

Thanks to the internet, I manage to find some beginners pieces for her. I manage to left her more pieces, one at a time, and she manage to learn and play the pieces all by herself. And now she has a music book of her own.

The next step is to teach her how to read the keys for the left hand. And find her a suitable piano class so she can learn properly.

Here she's playing "hot cross buns".

Playing "Row, row, row your boat" with her
left finger cross over her right fingers as
instructed by the piece.


vernaloo said...

she's a fast learner Jo :) very bright...

evi said...

that's a good practice ground for her.

MrsPartyGirl said...

i remember i had to be dragged kicking and screaming to my piano lessons. hanggang ngayon leron leron sinta pa rin lang ang alam ko hehe.

your daughter's talent for the piano comes so naturally! (its possibly genetic, too!) :) i think you should really encourage her to take it up. imagine what formal lessons could do, kung ganitong self-teaching pa lang magaling na siya.

JO said...

Hi Verns,
Oo nga, I should really find the time to take her to formal lessons.

Hi Evi,
Thanks! She is sooo eager to learn.

Hi Meeya,
I think I took like 10 lessons only and stop. My sisters are better than me.