This 50-page workbook holds dozens of small games that younger children will enjoy. Our introduction to the basic elements is fun -- the kids won't even know they're learning! This book is the perfect preparation for any standard beginning piano textbook. It is the "missing step." No musical experience is required. It's the easiest way to start reading music!
- Suitable for all ages
- Includes printable template for PIANO BY NUMBER stickers
- Free pre-printed stickers sent worldwide if requested
- Download the PDF to your tablet or print the pages and play!
- Download customers also automatically receive the 54 minute DVD from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO in the form of MP4 (video) files. You can play these files on any device.
- We'll email you a password for FREE access to the following online learning tools:
1) Teach Yourself Piano Vimeo Video Site, a 54-minute video of the entire Piano By Number system that will teach you how to play all 12 major and minor chords. You can play this video on any device.
2) Piano By Number Mobile App, a fun mobile app game that will have kids playing songs like Jingle Bells and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on our numbered keyboard in no time! As you play, Mambo the Jumping Monkey jumps to the correct key if you play correctly, but if you make a mistake and play the wrong key...well you'll just have to wait and see! Play the whole song correctly and receive a prize!
Piano by Number is a unique visual reference formula for the piano. This is the best opportunity to explore the piano keyboard without the added difficulty of reading music. Our stickers provide an easy learning visual reference point on the piano that generates enthusiasm and confidence. A good start opens the doors to a lifetime of further interest!
Below is a sample page from I CAN READ MUSIC. We begin by breaking the visual elements of sheet music down into easily understood, small bits of information that the child can use to decipher the page.
Distinguish the top and bottom line:
Children readily respond to this logical system, and slowly but securely start to relate the note on the page to the key on the piano.
Below is another sample page from I CAN READ MUSIC, where we acquaint the child with the “musical staff” and the circles which function as “notes.”
Is the note on the top or bottom line?
No extra graphic detail is given at this time (such as clefs, time signatures, stems, rhythm, etc.) It’s easy to learn about sheet music if the tasks are broken down into minute steps, and are made into games. I CAN READ MUSIC contains all the ideas and games you need to help children make the transition from Piano by Number to sheet music.