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Four of my kids are currently in piano lessons and in the fall, our youngest will be starting lessons as well. The Husband played piano when he was growing up and still enjoys playing. Providing our kids with a love and appreciation of music is something that is important to us. We are fortunate to be able to have a wonderful piano teacher who comes to our home weekly to teach our kids. We are able to pay for these lessons using homeschool funding, but most States and provinces do not offer such funding.
Music lessons can be very expensive and I had often thought about those who were not able to access those lessons either due to monetary reasons or not living close enough to an available teacher. I am therefore so happy to be able to introduce you to Free Piano Lessons 4 Kids!
About the piano lessons:
The videos are piano lessons taught by Joseph Hoffman. These video lessons are absolutely free. There is no catch, no small print. Piano lessons with a qualified instructor in the comfort of your own home really can be accessed at no cost!
One of the benefits of the online lessons is that the video can be paused or rewound at any time and that they can be repeated as often as necessary for your child to master the skills taught.
I love these videos! This is an example of one that my kids found fun…it’s a song about chocolate and it’s delivered in an engaging way. It was a video that I used with our daughter who has not yet had piano lessons. The lesson introduces early concepts such as beat, the staff, reading music, finger placement, and playing a simple song.
There are 55 free lessons available and the website is easy to navigate. If you have a child who already has a foundation in some of the earlier concepts of playing an instrument and you want to skip ahead to later lessons, that is very easy to do. The lessons do not have to be done in order (though it certainly makes sense for most circumstances to do so!).
The lessons are interactive, engaging and interesting. The videos are crisp and easy to follow.
There are full colour materials that can be purchased to accompany the lessons. They include activity pages, sheet music and practise tips to correspond with the lessons. Though your children would certainly still learn from the videos, I would recommend purchasing these. They are a great way to reinforce the concepts taught and having the sheet music available right at the piano will give your child the opportunity to practise without needing a computer nearby.
There is also a practise CD available that provides accompaniment tracks and if you would rather have the lessons on DVD, lessons 1-45 are available as a 3 disk set.
Our family really enjoyed this program and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to try it. The kids and I have decided that since their formal piano lessons are over for the Summer, they are going to continue learning their instrument using Free Piano Lessons 4 Kids.
These lessons were a fantastic addition to our regular lessons and if lessons with our teacher were not possible, this would be the way that our kids would be learning to play the piano on an ongoing basis!