Sometimes the piano or keyboard can be overwhelming for children (especially those with autism) because there are so many notes and they make a big sound.
Xylophones or coloured bells are all scalic instruments similar to a piano that you give your child before they become interested in an actual piano/keyboard. Point out to your child that the notes are exactly the same as the piano, just without the black notes.
Joytunes offer three accessible apps for children to teach themselves the piano from scratch: Piano Dust Buster, Piano Maestro & Simply Piano.
We have created a coloured sticker system (much like our ukulele system) for learning to play tunes on the piano. It uses a combination of sheet music learning and simply following and matching coloured stickers.
The system can also be used with many sets of coloured bells and children's xylophones which use the same order of colours as the stickers shown in the picture.
We will be creating a Piano Songbook with lots of current pop songs as well as nursery rhymes using this system. We will upload it when it's ready.
Hello Music Theory offer simple, clear and well-made online resources for learning about music theory at all levels.