Learning the notes in music is SO important. Sure you can learn to play by ear and just copy songs from youtube tutorials, but this will severely limit how far you can go in piano. You might have a couple of quick wins, but then you will hit a plateau and not be able to progress further.
There are exceptions to every rule with this. I’m sure you could google right now some amazing people who play solely by ear, but for the vast majority of the population it is a limiting way to learn...
Why do we give our kids piano lesson? Is it so that they will play like Bethoveen and Bach? Wow, that would be awesome if that was the result, and it CAN be the result. Realistically though most kids won’t achieve that level of success. So then why lesson?
We give lessons to our kids for 4 reason.
The first reason is it is gives them a lifelong hobby. I love sports. They are so much fun and they teach so many good character traits like good sportsmanship and team building. However, I...
The first step in figuring out the notes on the piano is to understand the black notes. The black notes are separated into two different groups. Groups of 3 black notes and groups of 2 blacks notes. Those 2 groups alternate back and forth. When you look at the piano you will see a group of 3, 2, 3, 2, 3 etc. Take a moment and see if you can see the groups of 2 or 3 black notes on the piano.
Now try and play, with curved fingers, all of the groups of 2 black notes...
Imagine your child 1 year from today playing piano! What greater gift can you give your child than the gift of music!