39. Is your program suitable for very young children?

Actually, it all depends on the parent’s musical experience (as I will explain below).

Generally – our Piano Coaching Program is addressed to adult learners (and also to teenagers older than 14).

The reason is simple: the learning happens online, without the direct supervision of a teacher – and it requires commitment, discipline, and also a high degree of logical understanding.

Because these qualities are not very developed in young children, they need one-on-one guidance in order to make progress (weekly lessons with a real-life teacher, parental supervision during practice etc.). They also learn intuitively (not logically) – so the teaching methods are a bit different.

Therefore, young beginners should not follow our program on their own.

However, an experienced parent or teacher could definitely use my tutorials as a foundation for teaching a child (‘tailoring’ the process according to the age of the student). So if you are a piano teacher working with young beginners (and you would like to structure your lessons according to the professional Russian system); or if you are an experienced pianist, and wish to teach your child (but you don’t have a step-by-step methodology); then my Lessons can be your guide, every step of the way!

For example:

The progressive Lessons of our Course for Beginners are suitable for absolute beginners (and also for correcting bad habits, and setting a strong technical/expressive/aural foundation). Find a detailed description of this Course in FAQ No. 17.

Our Scale & Arpeggio Course is addressed to all levels (the progressive Lessons start with Beginner level 1 and reach Advanced level 8). This Course is described in FAQ No. 19.

Our Sight-Reading Course is addressed to the late beginner and intermediate levels. It comprises tons of fun exercises (and easy-to-follow explanations) that your child (or young student) will really enjoy!

Besides these step-by-step Courses, our program includes many hundreds of separate tutorials (dedicated to a wide range of pieces for all levels – and also to many important piano topics). Each one of them can be used as a teaching guide for that particular piece/topic!

On the other hand, if you only have a few years of piano experience; or if you’re not a musician, and you’re simply looking for a piano teacher for your child; then I recommend finding a good real-life teacher!

And, last but not least, don’t forget to take a look at FAQs No. 1-6 (for having a clearer understanding of how PCA works, and what is included in the membership).