You can teach the piano to children from age 3 onwards using the Dogs and Birds method.
It is not necessary to know the alphabet.
Animals symbolize the notes: Dog for D, Bird for B, and Cat for C etc.
I would, without hesitation, recommend "Dogs and Birds" as a most wonderful introduction for our youngest children in the commencement of their musical journey at the piano. Emily Jeffrey – Royal College of Music, Purcell School, and Royal Holloway University of London
The next Two Day Dogs and Birds Windsor Workshop for Teachers will be held on 3rd and 4th June 2016. Day 1 is now full with 18 attendees but there are a few spaces left on Day 2, which is open to those who have attended a previous Windsor Workshop. Download an application form here.