Because learning music isn’t just fun or punishment (as some may have felt when they were made to take music lessons as a child!). Instead, music can positively affect your child’s life in many profound and delightful ways. Science proves that studying music boosts your child’s mental development, encourages their emotional well-being, and gives them the gift of enjoying the creative process with other people.
Because most musicians agree that studying piano is the best possible foundation for any kind of music study. When your child understands the piano keyboard, they learn the fundamentals of how music works. They can then take these basics and build on them wherever their musical ambition carries them.
Because Pixie Pianist focuses on the student: on the talent that lies within your child. And Pixie Pianist will teach you how to draw out that talent and develop it, whether or not you have musical training yourself! Also, Pixie Pianist is adaptable to a child of ANY age. Starting even in infancy, children can understand the basics in this book — basics like listening, rhythm, and dynamics — and you can adapt these basics to your child’s age and development.
I believe music plays a very important role in a child’s life. Knowing and understanding the finer intricacies of music enhances a child’s intellectual development. Exposure to the diversity and complexity of music at a young age will allow a child to grow into a sensitive, tolerant, confident individual and to become a well-rounded person and citizen of the world. Pixie Pianist can be a wonderful way to engage and equip a child in becoming a more mature person.
I heartily recommend Pixie Pianist by Else Perdicaris. It is especially helpful for the Christian parent who wants to offer their child musical training that includes emotional and spiritual ideas. Pixie Pianist is also valuable to the professional piano teacher who wants to integrate these ideas into their teaching programs. Read it carefully!
Pixie Pianist is a guide for parents (or other significant adults) of very young children who wish to prepare them for successful musical training on the piano or on other musical instruments. The child who integrates the skills in Pixie Pianist will continue to apply them as they grow musically and cognitively throughout all of life.
Early exposure to music and musical training can help develop left-side brain function, which deals with language development and reasoning. Many students in the arts learn to think more creatively and to be more self-expressive, and studies have shown that early music exposure helps develop the mind. Pixie Pianist will definitely aid in that development.
This unique teaching technique introduces children as young as toddlers to playing and reading music at an amazingly early age. If you want your child to learn to play the piano while developing your child's appreciation and love for music in as natural an approach as possible, look no further. Unlike any other music course I have ever seen.
Else M. Perdicaris, the author of Pixie Pianist, studied music and Christian education at the Moody Bible Institute, and earned her Bachelor of Music (BM) and Master of Music (MM) from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. She has been an acclaimed teacher in public school and private music training for decades, and is active in church choirs and organ/piano performance. She has taught students of all ages, and now presents the techniques that she found most effective in Pixie Pianist.
No, it is not at all too early. Medical science acknowledges the fact that babies hear and react to music even before they are born. We have all watched even infants respond well to good music such as lullabies. Start with her now and let her enjoy it.
You are fine just as you are. Pixie Pianist is written in a fun and conversational style that is easy to understand and use. You can all enjoy this valuable training.
Pixie Pianist teaches the fundamentals of music — such as dynamics, melody, rhythm — and these are vital basics that children of any age can grasp and enjoy. You can easily adapt these principles to your child, regardless of their age or ability.
The better she understands and knows music generally, the easier everything else becomes. Many people believe that piano is the best basis for all other musical activities.
The electric keyboards are fine; in fact, often the keys are smaller in size and are easier for young children to play. Just be sure to get one that can sound at least 4 notes at a time so that chords can be played.