Segment 1: Introduction  
Introduction

Dan Delaney is ready to teach you how to play the piano. Our teaching approach is divided into lessons, and we have provided a number of free lessons to get you started. Print the music and watch the video of Little Horsey, Hide and Seek, Sleepy Pony, or Long Lost Friends to get an idea of how we teach. After you have gone through the first lessons, you will have to become a member to receive the additional lessons that you need.

Becoming a member also gives you access to more games, pictures, stories, and other fun stuff that will help young students maintain interest in the instruction. We believe that building an enjoyable site for kids will inspire them to keep coming back for their next lesson.

The first segment of lessons is targeted at kids and their parents. These lessons outline the practice and training techniques that are so valuable in learning the piano. Take a look at these and learn various ways to make piano instruction easy and fun.

Segment 2 starts the actual lessons on the piano with the videos from Dan. The first few lessons are provided free and should get the kids started. They provide a good measure of the quality of our instruction, and the enjoyment that can be had learning the piano. We also provide some free lessons from years one, two and three of the course to give you an idea of where we will take the kids in their instruction.

We hope that you will enjoy using us as the starting point for teaching kids how to play piano. We also hope that you will join us, and through the use of our games, stories, pictures, chat, and simulcast areas, help build a piano instruction center that is fun for all kids.

As a final note, PianoForKids.com is a good place for kids, and it also is a very good place for parents AND FOR TEACHERS.

About the Author
Madison Elementary School
Acknowledgements
Mountaintop Music Center
3 Levels of Playing
How To Practice
Practice in a Car?
Tips Especially for Kids
Tips on Counting
Ear Training
Metronome
Piano or Keyboard?
Piano Duets
Tips for Teachers
Fingering
Daily Practice Chart
Piano Lingo
Segment 2: Video Lessons  
1a. Learn All Notes
  • Lessons 1-7 will provide learners with a basic introduction to the piano and note placement .
  • Special focus on the RIGHT HAND will be the main emphasis to develop comfort and proficiency before introducing the LEFT HAND .
  • All pieces and DUETS will be suggested to learn with a metronome setting.
  • Middle C D E and B will be the notes used in these lessons.
  • 12 MUSICAL TERMS will be covered
  • quarter notes-rests/ half notes-rests/dotted half note/whole note-rest will be learned
  • A wonderful introduction to key elements needed to begin piano effective piano study
1b. Middle C
1c. D Note
1d. E Note
2. Little Horsey
3. Spring Is Here
4. Jump
5. Little Rainbow
6. The Sun
7. Jitterbug
Segment 3: Video Lessons  
8. Star Bright
  • The LEFT HAND is now introduced to the piano playing chord letters against the C D E and B notes used in the RIGHT HAND.
  • 24 MUSICAL TERMS are covered in this series of lessons.
  • SCALES C G and D will be covered and will offer technical benefits as well as a better understanding of the piano.
  • quarter notes-rest/half notes-rest/dotted half note/whole note-rest will all be the note values used in this series of lessons.
  • An introduction to POWER READING a way to see a wide range of notes making up the treble clef , above and below as well which will enable the student to develop a stronger sense of understanding how to locate notes on the music which will be valuable to them as they attempt music of their choice.
9. Lost Crow
10. Hide and Seek
11. Captain
12. Pirate
13. Hee Ho
14. The Fox
15. Little Squirrel
16. The Black Cat
17. I Love Skiing
18. The Big Rat
19. See Bunny Hop
Segment 4: Video Lessons  
20. 3 Note Pattern Intro
  • Lessons 20-27 will now introduce a NEW NOTE F and low A in the RIGHT HAND offering a wider range of note reading for the learner.
  • 3 note patterns will be introduced now which bring movement to the left hand against the melody notes.
  • Scales C G D A and E will be learned in this series of lessons which will be used as a technique builder and also used in forms of improvisation in later lessons.
  • 36 MUSICAL TERMS are covered.
  • quarter note-rest/half note-rest/dotted half note/whole note-rest and now eighth notes which will add a significant challenge in note reading when applied.
21. Nighttime Magic
22. Sleepy Pony
23. Morning Has Come
24. Come Out To Play
25. The Bright Leaves
26. The Big Train
27. Over Here Over There
Segment 5: Video Lessons  
28. Happy Frogs
  • In lesson 28-36 the G note will be covered added to the C D E F B and low A.
  • 47 MUSICAL TERMS are learned in this series of lessons.
  • ALL the white key scales are covered C G D A E B and F.
  • 3 note PATTERNS will be functioning against more involved rhythms in the RIGHT HAND selected notes.
29. The Forest
30. Shining Moon
31. Rain's On The Way
32. Raindrops
33. The Shy Mouse
34. Boo
35. Look Around
36. Gerbil Joe
37. Long Lost Friends
38. Bass Treble Piece,
      Duets #2 and #3

39. Bass Treble Piece,
      Duets #4 and #5

Year 2 Segment 6: Video Lessons
40. Little Monkey
  • In lesson 40-51 the A note will be added to C D E F G B and low A
  • 6 additional terms will be added to the 47 previosly learned
  • The Bb scale will be added to all the white key scales -one octave- both hands separate
  • A full range of rhythms will be found in these pieces from whole notes to eighths
  • 3 NOTE CHORDAL PATTERNS- quarter note placement of melodies against LEFT HAND PATTERNS
41. Little Monkey
      Section 2

42. The Path Home
43. The Path Home
      Section 2

44. Skip Hop
45. Skip Hop
      Section 2

46. The King
47. The King
      Section 2

48. Pinecone Man
49. Pinecone Man
      Section 2

50. The Sun Man
51. The Sun Man
      Section 2

Segment 7: Video Lessons  
52. Fly On By
  • In lesson 52-64 the B note will be added using now a full range from A below middle C to B above
  • 6 additional terms will be added to the 53 previously learned
  • The Eb scale will be added to all the white key scales and Bb -one octave-hands separate
  • a full range of rhythms will be found on all pieces using whole notes to eighth notes
  • 3 NOTE CHORDAL PATTERNS- ?
  • BASS and TREBLE PIECES- Using careful incremental learning for left hand the low D and C are added to C B A G F and E (6 pieces with DUET)
53. Fly On By
      Section 2

54. The Shining Star
55. The Shining Star
      Section 2

56. Nightfall
57. Nightfall
      Section 2

58. Lonely Owl
59. Lonely Owl
      Section 2

60. Anyone Home?
61. Anyone Home?
      Section 2

62. Fading Sun
63. Fading Sun
      Section 2

Segment 8: Video Lessons  
64. Cloudy Day
  • In lesson 65-76 the C note will be added now using a full range from A below middle C to C above
  • 6 additional terms will be added to the 59 previously learned
  • The Ab scale will be added to all the WHITE KEY SCALES and Bb and Eb-one octave-hands separate
  • a full range of rhythms will be found on all pieces using whole notes to eighth notes
  • 3 NOTE CHORDAL PATTERNS- ?
  • BASS and TREBLE PIECES- low B and A will be added to middle C, B, A, G , F, E, D and C (6 pieces with DUET)
65. Cloudy Day
      Section 2

66. Magic Leaves
67. Magic Leaves
      Section 2

68. Happy Sunflower
69. Happy Sunflower
      Section 2

70. Sleep Tight
71. Sleep Tight
      Section 2

72. Magic Rainbow
73. Magic Rainbow
      Section 2

74. Crazy Pete
75. Crazy Pete
      Section 2

Segment 9: Video Lessons  
76. The Long Walk
  • the high D note above middle C will be added to our musical right hand range now expanding our notes from A below middle C to high D above middle C
  • 5 aditional musical terms will be learned added to the 59 previously learned
  • the Db scale will be added to all the white key scales and Bb Eb and Ab-one octave -hands separate
  • a full range of rhythms will be found on all pieces using whole notes to eighth notes
  • 3 NOTE CHORDAL PATTERNS- ?
  • BASS and TREBLE PIECES- low G and F will be added to our left hand range now using from middle C to low F on bass clef (5 pieces with DUET)
77. The Long Walk
      Section 2

78. TBD
79. TBD
      Section 2

80. TBD
81. TBD
      Section 2

82. TBD
83. TBD
      Section 2

84. TBD
85. TBD
      Section 2

Segment 10: Video Lessons  
86. The Kite
  • high E will be the NEW NOTE added to our melodic range now offering A below middle C to high E above
  • 5 aditional musical terms will be learned added to the 64 previously learned
  • the Gb scale will be added to all the white key scales, Bb , Eb, Ab and Db-one octave-hands separate
  • a full range of rhythms will be found on all pieces using whole notes to eighth notes
  • 3 NOTE CHORDAL PATTERNS- ?
  • BASS and TREBLE PIECES- low E and D will be added to the full range now being read in the BASS CLEF (5 pieces with DUET)
87. The Kite
      Section 2

88. The Floating Owl
89. The Floating Owl
      Section 2

90. Falling Leaves
91. Fallling Leaves
      Section 2

92. TBD
93. TBD
      Section 2

94. TBD
95. TBD
      Section 2

Segment 11: Video Lessons  
96. Merry Go Round
  • high F will be learned completing the full range of treble clef reading
  • 5 aditional musical terms will be learned added to the 69 previously learned
  • All scales will be practiced- one octave - hands separate for speed and control
  • a full range of rhythms will be found on all pieces using whole notes to eighth notes
  • 3 NOTE CHORDAL PATTERNS- ?
  • BASS and TREBLE PIECES- 5 pieces using the full range of bass clef reading learned
97. Merry Go Round
      Section 2

98. Waterfall
99. Waterfall
      Section 2

100. TBD
101. TBD
      Section 2

102. TBD
103. TBD
      Section 2

104. TBD
105. TBD
      Section 2

Segment 12: Video Lessons  
106. The Seagull
  • now using the full range of treble reading we introduce the TIE
  • 2 more MUSICAL TERMS will be added to the 74 previously learned
  • Speed work one octave for all scales one octave - hands separate
  • Ties are applied now. A full range of rhythms are found from whole notes to eighths
  • 3 NOTE CHORDAL PATTERNS- ?
  • BASS and TREBLE PIECES- more involved two handed playing using a full range of bass and treble clef (2 pieces and the DUETS)
107. The Seagull
      Section 2

108. The River
109. The River
      Section 2