What You/Your Child Learns

Broadly speaking, you/your child learns the following skills: Playing by rote aka copycat games Playing by ear aka guessing games Improvising aka doodling games Note reading aka reading games Composing music aka music theory The least information students/parents should know: copycat games: look at the reminder videos if your child can’t remember what to play. …

Music Theory Books To Get

Step 1, Step 2 These books are fun and delightful for 5 to 7 years old children or older children who find it difficult to focus. Stickers are provided with the book so this series work well for children who have limited writing experience. The presentation of the books feels like activity books which should …

Piano / Keyboard Recommendations

The MOST basic keyboard to start off with for the short term (below €200) Casio CT-S300 (or buy from Thomann) – if you aren’t sure whether you/your child will continue with lessons in the future and you/your child just want to try it out AND you/your child is not learning classical music, I recommend Casio …

Creating Bass Lines is a Skill in its Own Right

I was practising to create a walking bass line in the left hand on the fly while I comp to Just a Closer Walk With Thee. Oh my, did I sound terrible even when this was my third time over the last two weeks trying to do so. It just occurred to me that creating …

Celbridge Piano’s Teaching Methodology

The vision is for students to enjoy creating music on the keyboard/piano. The goals to accomplish is that are to acquire skills in the following order (for children): Students are able to learn by rote i.e. play by copying the teacher, someone else, youtube videos, etc. By learning by rote, students practice their skill in …