2.27.12 Star Wars Piano Method
(58.366) Since 5 years old is a bit younger than most piano teachers want to take on, I agreed to start my little friend Kai in lessons last Autumn. It's an individual lesson, so we can move slowly through the book as he really takes in the concepts. The kid has great rhythm (and pitch, too...though we don't usually sing during the lessons) and has moved-on to staff and sight reading pretty easily.
(Side note: we started everything out on the black keys and he couldn't wait to transition to the white ones. After a few weeks of playing on the white keys, he confessed that the "black ones fell out of my brain." It took me a minute to realize....he was saying he'd FORGOTTEN the black keys. Fell out of his brain! How literal! I love it!)
For his birthday a while ago, we bought him the Wii Legos Star Wars game and he's been playing it steadily since. He had some questions for Steph tonight, though, about how to get past a certain part in the game and she said she'd help him after the lesson. (The end couldn't come quicker for him, I tell you.)
Tonight when he got home, his mom asked what he learned at piano. "Mom, it was awesome! I learned how to rescue Princess Leia!"
Forget Suzuki and Schaum...this is the Star Wars Method for Piano.