Pre Kids N Keys
God Made the World
Piano Preparatory Course for Children
A Piano-based Musical Study of Creation
For Ages 4+ Years
This is the Lesson One of 16 Piano-based music classes for children from ages 4.5 and up.
Mr. Michael Riggs and Mrs. Denie Riggs, your Teachers, welcome you to God Made the World.
We are going to have so much fun! Let's join Pedro and Suzie for the Hello Song!
If it's your birthday month, this chant is for YOU!
Let's sing My Months!
Moses wrote the first five books of the Old Testament and will be telling his story, starting right now.
Now let's hear from Dr. Lauren on the scientific point of view.
It's time for Reasons We Worship with Mr. Michael.
Now, let's worship by singing the first verse of God Made the World.
God made you very special. Let's join Mrs. Denie, Pedro and Suzie to sing about it.
He Made Me
Now, point to someone that God loves. That's easy! God Loves You and everyone. Let's sing it!
Our focus this course is on our right hand/ left hand. Let's do the Hokey Pokey. Get ready for some fun.
A favorite that talks about God's love is Jesus Jive. Let's sing it now!
Get your bells and let's sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with Mr. Bass and Ms. Treble.
It's important where your keyboard is setting, as you are developing habits that last the rest of your life.
We'd like for you to take a picture of your child sitting at their keyboard station and submit it through the Upload Portal to
Partners, see the Getting Started Guide in this Course for more information on both how to create a proper keyboard station at home, and how to use the Upload portal.
THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN CORRECTLY.
We have a new musical concept for you today, the quarter note.
Let's hear from Joyful, the horse.
Mr. Michael is drawing our new quarter note value on Mama Do. Join him!
Our new concept this lesson is the Quarter Rest.
Let's learn from Ms. Treble and Mr. Bass.
Now Mr. Michael will demonstrate the quarter rest also.
Gather your whiteboard supplies, let's draw the quarter rest.
Joyful teaches us about the quarter rest.
What is the opposite of playing the piano? Resting at the piano! Let's learn more.
It's Piano Time. Drag out your piano like George, our friendly monkey.
Mrs. Denie is going to teach us the importance of the piano! Let's listen and learn.
Mr. Bass and Ms. Treble want to help us understand the keyboard. Let's join them.
Now, let's find out where to start playing the piano. Let's find Mama Do.
Here's more from Mrs. Denie.
Ms. Treble will show you where to place your fingers, called the Five Finger Position.
Today's piano song is Row Row Row on Mama Do, page 7 of your Student Book.
The first step is to read the music. We call that Point and Read.
Get your pointer finger ready to read your music, Row, Row Row on Middle Do, Do, Do.
Now that we've pointed and read our notes, let's play and sing together! Your Partner will point to the music while you both sing. Put your right hand thumb on Mama Do and let's do it together.
Now, your assignment is to practice this page 2-3 times every day and mark your practice on your Lesson 1 HomePlay Sheet found in your Getting Started Guide. You will turn this in to your Teacher at the end of each lesson.
Ear Training is very important. Mrs. Denie will tell you more.
Let's laugh with Chelsea and George!
Here is your HomePlay Assignment for this lesson:
Complete HomePlay Sheet # 1 (see the Getting Started Guide for downloadable/printable versions). When your Learner has successfully completed all the practice for at least 5 days, take a picture of the completed HomePlay Lesson 1 Sheet and send it up to your Teacher.
Mama Do Worksheet, page 6 of your Student Book. Take a picture of your completed worksheet and submit it to your Teacher via the Upload Portal.
This lesson we know you are busily setting up the keyboard station in your home. To ensure that your Learner is getting the very best experience, we ask that you take a picture of your Learner seated at their keyboard station and sent it up to your Teacher through the Upload Portal. (See your Getting Started Guide for more information on how to use the Upload Portal.)
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