Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
69 registered (Albunea, AndyP, Andrei Kuznetsov, AndrewJCW, BB Player, Angelscallingme780, 17 invisible), 890 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1865929 - 03/21/12 12:08 PM Ear Training for Kids
montunoman Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 85
I am happy with my 8 year daughter's piano teacher and my daughter has made good progress. Her teacher does teach ear training but only as separate course. Our time and money are a bit limited so I’d like to work on ear training with my daughter. I’ve come up with a few ideas to do ear training with her but it would be nice to have a more “tried and proven” course of study. Any recommendations for ear training methods that are child oriented?


(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1865938 - 03/21/12 12:20 PM Re: Ear Training for Kids [Re: montunoman]
Luke in ChiTown Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/07/11
Posts: 96
Loc: Chicago, Illinois, USA
I've used the "Sound Advice" series in the past for ear training combined with theory. It's designed to correspond with the various levels of the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, but it works great with students who are not pursuing that course of study as well.

There are lots of listening examples on their website so you can get an idea of what the books are like. Go to- http://www.soundadvicedirect.com

Kudos to you for realizing the importance of developing a good ear in a musician's overall development!!!

- Luke
Memorizing note names is boring…
Apps are cool!
Now available for Android as well as iOS devices.

#1865952 - 03/21/12 12:44 PM Re: Ear Training for Kids [Re: Luke in ChiTown]
christineka Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 363
Loc: Utah
I taught my son with Celebrate piano, which incorporates ear training along with everything else. The method teaches songs for each interval. As a high school student, I was taught intervals by associating them with popular songs.
Christine *mom* to
5 daughters, 2 sons
*1912 Lindman Player-Piano*
1906 Chickering Quarter Grand

#1865956 - 03/21/12 12:51 PM Re: Ear Training for Kids [Re: montunoman]
keystring Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 12717
Loc: Canada
If your daughter's teacher does ear training on the side, I would bet that s/he would be open in giving you ideas on what to do with your daughter in that direction. Most teachers like families who are involved and want to do more, and are happy to help. It also has the advantage that the teacher knows your daughter.

#1865993 - 03/21/12 02:15 PM Re: Ear Training for Kids [Re: montunoman]
chopin_r_us Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 1605
Loc: London
My teacher used to play a game with her brothers - they'd play a note while she wasn't looking and she'd have to guess what it was. She was about 5 or 6 and developed perfect pitch (except the piano was tuned a 1/2 tone flat!).

#1866025 - 03/21/12 03:13 PM Re: Ear Training for Kids [Re: chopin_r_us]
montunoman Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 85
Originally Posted By: chopin_r_us
My teacher used to play a game with her brothers - they'd play a note while she wasn't looking and she'd have to guess what it was. She was about 5 or 6 and developed perfect pitch (except the piano was tuned a 1/2 tone flat!).

I've been doing this with my daughter for a few years now and her pitch is very good- much better than mine smile

#1866026 - 03/21/12 03:14 PM Re: Ear Training for Kids [Re: montunoman]
montunoman Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 85
Thanks for the great ideas- feel free to keep them coming!


Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to all our members and guests from the U.S.!
(ad) Yamaha CP4 or CP40 Free Bag
Buy a CP4 or CP40 Get a Free Bag
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Weigth of the arm
by johan d
11/27/15 02:48 AM
Playing piano topless
by PhilipInChina
11/26/15 11:08 PM
Students with A.D.D
by Elysia
11/26/15 11:07 PM
Happy Belated Birthday Orange Soda King!
by pianoloverus
11/26/15 04:13 PM
Special Thanks on this day to all the techs on PW
by chasingrainbows
11/26/15 04:05 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
81,564 Registered Members
44 Forums
168,590 Topics
2,469,989 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission