Due to the ongoing uncertainty over COVID-19 we will be 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 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.
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.