Sing and Play is a collection of children’s singing games and simple pieces to teach the piano through the Kodály Approach. Teaching the fundamentals of music including pulse, rhythm, pitch and dynamics with games and fun activities so piano students will be having so much fun they will hardly notice they’re learning!
This 2020 edition contains even more songs so every student can be sure that they are being guided through their learning journey with the smallest steps to ensure they develop into confident musicians.
Confident students can use the additional songs as sight reading practice or dictation exercises. Blank staves are also included throughout the book for your own tailored activities that can include composition and writing practice.
All the pieces can be played on the black keys. Improve co-ordination by sharing the pitches between both hands. Develop good finger shape by using finger clusters on the black keys, moving to white keys when the student is ready to progress to letter names and finger independence. Students can challenge themselves with their own accompaniments without pressure. It’s totally flexible so each teacher can respond to their student’s needs.
This product comes with a studio license for the purchaser. You are permitted to use the eBook with your own students but may not share with other teachers in your studio or elsewhere. You are permitted to print copies for your students but you may not distribute them electronically, nor sell or re-sell the eBook or printed copies. You may charge your students a printing fee.
Doremi Connect also provide live support with Q&A sessions and daily teaching tips here.
For hard copies visit the BKA at https://shop.kodaly.org.uk/instrumental-methods or Blackrock Music at https://www.blackrockmusic.co.uk/collections/doremi-piano/doremi
Review – Benjamin Steinhardt, Pianist and Music Educator, New York
“With “Sing and Play” Helen Russell has created the perfect introduction to the piano for young children. This Kodaly-based method features songs that train the ear and spark the imagination. The music staff is introduced without overwhelming the child, and there are ample opportunities for movement, creativity, and games.
Most pieces can be played with one or two fingers in each hand so that a beautiful tone and a good hand position can be developed. The simple, catchy melodies help students to match pitch, develop a sense of tonality, and allow for transposition all over the keyboard. Most importantly, children love singing and playing them, and are excited to share them with family and friends.”