Ordering from the EU We are unable to accept orders for the EU at present and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Orders from the UK and the rest of the world are unaffected at this time, but may experience delays. We thank you for your patience during this time.
COVID-19 Due to the ongoing uncertainty over COVID-19 we are holding one-day online courses for piano and music teachers on the Dogs and Birds approach. Each course will be given by Elza and Chris Lusher (creators of the method), will be for three to five participants and will be adapted to the attendees’ needs. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. We can then plan sessions.
The next UK course will be held on Sunday 28 March 2021. It will start at 12:45 pm and finish at 5:30 pm, including three 15 minute breaks. The cost is £60 per participant. We still have a couple of spaces available. Can any piano or music teacher who is interested in this particular session please email us at email@example.com.
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
What People Say About the Dogs and Birds Piano Method - See some video testimonials here.
The method itself is, pedagogically, extremely sound. Fiona Lau - Music Teacher Magazine (Keyboard Focus), November 2018. We were very pleased to read this article on the Dogs and Birds method. Download a pdf here.