Learning piano will give your child a head start in life
You can teach the piano to children from age 3 onwards using the Dogs and Birds method. It is not necessary to know the alphabet.
Animals symbolize the musical notes: Cat, Dog, Egg, Fish, Goose, Ant and Bird.
Learning piano with the Dogs and Birds approach can be the perfect parent-child bonding experience. The beautifully illustrated books and animal tiles will bring you wonderful results.
You will learn to play and sing basic musical pieces, drum or tap rhythm patterns, develop controlled hand and body movement, establish musical beats, improvise pictures/stories on the piano, learn to make simple compositions, improve your child’s inner/musical ear, and learn to read music notation.
Day by day you will witness your child’s increasing concentration span. Learning to play the piano from an early age improves IQ, teaches co-ordination, patience and perseverance, and is also a great preparation and support for school work.
Dogs and Birds is an excellent multisensory approach which guarantees success, fun and many happy hours playing together. The beginners’ set bundle contains everything you need to get started. Click here for more information.
Limited Number of Free Trial Lessons Available for Children of Six or Under
All Dogs and Birds Print Books Now Available as Ebooks
Now all Dogs and Birds print publications are available as ebooks. Each of the tutor books can be purchased as a bundle of animal notes and blank notes editions at a discounted price. On purchase the books will be instantly available on your computer, tablet or smartphone from the Dogs and Birds Piano School. Click here for details. Switch seamlessly between animal notes and blank notes versions of tutor books. Can be used very easily together with Puppet Videos - especially useful in group lessons.
If you would like to try this out then obtain complimentary access to the Book 1 ebook bundle for 21 days here. Just enter the single-use coupon code B1BCOMP21D at checkout.
Second Edition of “Notes and Lesson Plans To Book 1 For Parents and Teachers” Now Available
We are happy to announce that a new edition of our guide to Dogs and Birds Book 1 for Parents and Teachers is now available and we are offering it with an introductory 20% discount.
This guide has been substantially revised and expanded and includes much new information on using the animal and blank notes editions in parallel. It describes techniques by which even the youngest of children can start reading from the blank book after just a few lessons. The material in this guide can be extended for use with the Nursery Rhyme and Famous Melodies Book and Book 2 also.
Puppet Video Piano Lessons with Dorian and Miss Bell
Gives your child more help and fun with their practice
Children can work through Book 1 with 2 puppets - Dorian the Dog and Miss Bell the Bird
Over 16 hours of puppet guidance, with child inserts to show the correct hand and finger positions
Makes learning much easier for the very young
Supports the communication between parents and teachers
Find descriptions and sample videos for the various product combinations here.
We are offering 50% discount on the set of 91 videos for the month of November. Click here for details.
Online Dogs and Birds Teachers’ Course: Teaching Piano to Children Aged 3 Onwards (Elza and Chris Lusher)
We have prepared an online course for piano and music teachers based on our last Zoom Course, given by Elza and Chris Lusher (creators of the Dogs and Birds Piano Method). This updated course includes many additional hints and tips, and more recent material aimed at making your lessons easier and more beneficial when teaching the very young. Also included are 3 free 20 minute personal “live” Zoom sessions with Elza and Chris for further support, and 12 months free trial access to all 91 puppet videos “Dorian and Miss Bell - Piano Lessons in the Forest”. Click here for more information and access to the course, which contains our most recent pedagogy, and since it is streamable will be updated when new developments occur.
We are offering a 50% discount on this course for piano and music teachers until 30 November 2023. Please enter the coupon code AUTTC23 at checkout.