Sorry to intrude into this thread, but I just wanted to say something about my 1-year old. I know it's a bit extreme to start a thread called "teaching a 1-year old", especially since there was already one about a 4-year old, and this one about a 3-year old, and I know you'd all jump at me if I went any younger, so I hope you don't mind my hijacking this one momentarily.
Anyway, I have a little 1-year old toddler, and it's his fingers you see in my avatar. He demands his own piano time, plunking around seriously for 15-20 minutes a day. He really gets into it, with full concentration! He plays slow then fast, then loud then soft, and some days he only likes the black keys and make his tunes from just those.
Sometimes he'll pick out middle C on his own and say "C" out loud, singing it in tune, then he'll go up a step to "D" and then "E", still singing in accompaniment. He'll also pretend to play from a piano book, leafing through pages then plunking random keys (although it's probably since he copies everything his older brother does and sees me practicing too).
Anyway, I'm sharing this because I don't know what to do with him, really. I wonder if he may be musically inclined and I'm not doing anything about it (ah, the pressures of parenting!).
I do know that he has an ear though, because when we used watch American Idol together and a performer would go off-pitch, my baby would shake his head to clear his ears and he'd have this alarmed look on his face. He can sing pretty well too -- it's the first time I've heard a 1-year old hum "Baa Baa Black Sheep" precisely on key, but then I've only had his brother to compare him to, so I wouldn't really know.
Anyway, enough of the proud mama bragging. Am I just being delusional or does he really seem to have some musical inclination? And what should I do with him during his daily 20 minutes of serious plunking at the piano?