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Dogs and Birds Piano Method: Book 1 (Animal Notes Edition) - ebook

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It is a real treat to discover a new and imaginative approach to teaching the piano which really works and is completely accessible and user-friendly.
Faye Caley, Music Teacher magazine

Dogs and Birds - Book 1 (Animal Notes Edition) - ebook:

  • is recommended for ages 3 to 6
  • has animal symbols printed in every note-head
  • includes pieces, rhythm exercises and musical games
  • has a storyline with beautiful coloured illustrations to stimulate the child
  • uses blue and red to distinguish between left and right


Download pdf of sample pages: Book 1 (Animal Notes Edition)


As they work through the material children:

  • start playing music using both hands from day 1
  • learn the position of notes on the keyboard and staves using animals
  • sing the animal names as the play thus developing musicality and their inner ear
  • learn to count, understand rhythm, and feel the pulse
  • love the animals and stories, and learn in an enjoyable and fun way
  • can practice unaided using this simple approach


There is a blank notes edition of Book 1 which:

  • helps the child to progress to using conventional music
  • is best used together with the animal notes edition
  • contains the same material but without animal symbols and colours
  • can be purchased with the animal notes edition at a discount

Info on blank notes edition - ebook

The material in Book 1 is supplemented by other products:

  • Notes to Book 1 for Parents and Teachers, Second Edition, Including Downloadable MP3s - info
  • Small Animal Tiles and Coloured Staves - info

Link to animal notes edition - print book


50 pages
Elza and Chris Lusher
Mark Chambers
Dogs and Birds