The Piano, aka The Godfather, is the basis of understanding western music in physical form. If a student can comprehend this gem, he or she can comprehend all instruments.
Depending on students’ prior knowledge, we can start at the very beginning level of the piano and move way up the endless ladder of understanding. We begin exploring students’ musical tastes, and learn some of their most favorite songs. Eventually we conquer pieces by some of the classical greats, and even jazz greats.
Can you imagine your 2 hands doing separate things simultaneously? Not to mention all 10 fingers playing separately at the same time? I mean…whoa! But it is possible.