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“I have been thrilled at the way Delwyn has introduced my daughter to playing the piano. As a pianist myself, having learned following a more traditional method, I have been nothing but impressed at the way in which Delwyn has made learning so interesting, with an eclectic mix of pieces and exercises that are cleverly crafted to teach each new step. The pieces bring a real sense of achievement, as they sound very accomplished and are enjoyable to play. I am so pleased that my daughter is lucky enough to have Delwyn’s curriculum to introduce her to the world of music.”
Meet the Headstart Piano Characters
The main characters of the savanna bunch whom you’ll meet in the Rumble books and Headstart Piano:
The Eager Elephant
Rumble is keen to learn new things. He loves music and especially piano.
The Intelligent Meerkat
By far the smallest of the gang, Nelson is a meerkat who often provides the voice of wisdom.
The Zany Zebra
A snappy dresser, Barcode always looks the part. Favorite colors: the same as piano keys.
The Talented Stork
Thelonius both plays and teaches piano. He is full of knowledgeable insights from his extensive travels.
The Creative Warthog
A warthog who is quick to provide ideas, even though he doesn’t always know what he is talking about.
The Mischievous Monkey
Singe, the cheeky monkey, is a prankster who is behind many a practical joke.
These are the core of the bunch, but you may also come across the odd lion, rhino, hippo, mouse, donkey and even human.
Frequently asked Questions
Each lecture covers a page in Headstart Piano Book 1. Each ‘Pattern Piece’ is also in its own lecture. By the end of Headstart Piano Book 1 your child will know how to read and play a piece of music with two hands playing something different at the same time.
In the process of getting there your child will learn:
- How to count a simple rhythm from eighth notes to whole notes.
- How to read notes at the piano from C below Middle C to C above Middle C.
- Best practice music reading skills, including not looking at hands when playing written music.
- How to watch and listen to a simple idea and play it by ear.
- About legato and staccato playing and dynamics forte and piano.
And that is just for starters.
If you want to know if you are ready to supervise your child through this course and want some ideas around that first, I invite you to join me in my FREE mini course:
These 3 FREE video lessons have been put together to give you ideas on teaching your own child. Click on the title to take you there.
Rumble Thickskin Story Books
Introducing two accompanying books to Headstart Piano Course. There are two story books to introduce you to Rumble Thickskin and his band of friends as he grows from babyhood and develops his musical ability. The characters come alive in these books, so you will already be familiar with them as you meet them again in many of the pieces in Headstart Piano.
A Name for Baby Thickskin
The Thickskins have a new baby elephant. What should they call him? There are many ideas, but only one is perfect. This first in the series introduces the main characters found in the Headstart Piano books.
Rumble Thickskin Learns the Piano
Rumble longs to learn to play piano. Join Rumble and his friends as they help him in this seemingly impossible task. Your child will meet Rumble and his loveable friends throughout the Headstart Piano course. Perhaps, like Rumble, your child can get excited and fulfill a longing to play the piano.
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