Piano for Preschoolers (Ages 3 - 4)

Learning piano at a young age is a wonderful way to develop a positive, life-long relationship with music.

Similar to how they learn languages, preschoolers imitate what they hear and can memorise and reproduce sounds and rhythms from very early on. Learning the piano helps little ones to coordinate their bodies with their minds and allows for self-expression in a very joyful way.


What will my child be learning?

Piano for Young Children (Piano with Po)In piano lessons for preschoolers, we emphasise musical concepts which form the foundation for playing the piano. Many older students are rushed through the basics when they first learn the piano which creates a multitude of issues for reading and technique as they continue.

By giving little ones ample exposure to the fundamental elements of music in a fun and creative way, these ideas become second nature to them which makes their progression with reading music much faster and easier later on.

Our focus areas for lessons at this age are:

  • Singing
  • Listening and motor skills
  • Translating aural sounds into playing sounds (playing by ear)
  • Keyboard geography - what are all the keys and how are they arranged? What are their names?
  • Pattern recognition and playing by memory
  • Rhythm
  • Improvisation

Our teaching style is to encourage learning through play. At this age, making learning fun through games and songs helps to foster an enjoyment of piano.


Group Preschool Piano Lessons

Group lessons are wonderful for music learning as children can learn from each other as well as from the teacher. Seeing others "go first" is great for children who may be a little shy at first, and being "the first" suits those who are eager and enthusiastic to try everything right away!

By keeping group sizes small and with two pianos in my studio, every child is given the chance to play the piano during lessons. Learning social behaviours such as taking turns, constructive listening and helping each other out are additional benefits of group lessons. Most importantly, you don't need to have an instrument at home with group piano. There's no expectation of practice so this is a more relaxed way of introducing preschoolers to the piano.

We are currently taking requests for group preschool lessons from parents who can form their own private group of 3 or 4 children. Please contact us to discuss lesson time availability to suit your group.

Interested in Preschool Piano?