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Introduction to Music Reading

(for children learning Piano)

This course gives an introduction to reading rhythms and identifying notes in the treble and bass clefs. It is aimed at children in Suzuki book 1. Rhythms and note names are taught using cards and fun characters.

The first part of the course (the Rhythm Train books) are suitable for children from about age 4 years up. The rest of the course is suitable for children once they are comfortable identifying and ordering the first 7 letters of the alphabet (A-G).

Course Materials

The first part of this course needs the Rhythm Train books 1 and 2, which can be bought as digital downloads.


Course Content

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Rhythm Train books
How notes go up and down, note length chart, time signatures
Naming notes on the stave
Intervals, sharps and flats, matching stave to piano
Lesson Content