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
This Saturday, 25 June, there will be a European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA UK) Event at Clement Pianos in Nottingham. Contact Clement Pianos, Tel: 0115 970 1106 to reserve a free place. Elza is giving a presentation on Dogs and Birds. Other presentations are by Andrew Higgins from Alfred Publishing, Sandy Holland and Peter Noke, on the New E-Music Maestro and Dr Murray McLachlan on ‘Healthy Piano Technique for All Ages’. Download a flyerhere.