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Could 3 years old children play piano with 5 fingers? (Read 3549 times)

Offline feilin

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Could 3 years old children play piano with 5 fingers?
« on: October 10, 2014, 04:12:16 PM »
Hi all,

I haven't teach children younger than 6 years old before. Could 3 years old children play piano with 5 fingers? Will it harm their fingers? What method do you suggest for a preschool student?

Thanks for your help :)

Offline cwjalex

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Re: Could 3 years old children play piano with 5 fingers?
«Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 03:22:36 PM »
im sure some can but i'm thinking most can't.  i really wouldn't be inclined to take on a 3 year old student unless they demonstrated a certain amount of coordination and desire to play.  that is of course you just need the money then go for it. 

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Re: Could 3 years old children play piano with 5 fingers?
«Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 05:52:44 PM »
If you do end up teaching a 3 yr old to play, you would have to use a keyboard with unweighted keys. I have 5 and 6 yr olds who initially have trouble pressing the keys on my grand piano, so I would imagine that it would be too difficult, if not harmful, for anyone younger.

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Re: Could 3 years old children play piano with 5 fingers?
«Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 06:55:06 PM »
If you take them on,this method is great. Use the animal notes edition and get them to sing the animal names as they play. I've had a few three yr olds over the years but only ever teach them for around 15 mins at a time. Usually have concentration span of a knat!

http://www.dogsandbirds.co.uk/

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Re: Could 3 years old children play piano with 5 fingers?
«Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 06:58:29 PM »
Or a gnat even ;)