Christine Bemko Kril - Kapok Press

This beginning method book is well-suited for very young children or slow learners at the piano. All the songs are well-known nursery rhymes and the notation consists of color-coded letter names, A through G. Beginners learn key names, Italian music terms, fingering, music basics, patterns in music and simple composition. Each song is only a few measures long, ensuring success. The spiral-bound Piano Book includes a keyboard chart and music CD of songs for singing and movement activities. The colorful water-color artwork is strikingly beautiful and descriptive of the nursery rhymes. The supplemental Duets book contains accompaniments to each song in the Piano Book. The Teacher's Guide includes lesson plans, parent sheets and coloring pages for the student and is designed for private lessons or for small groups of two to four children. The Explorer's Guide contains 20 homework lessons for the parent and child to do between lessons with the teacher. This method has been found to be especially effective with children who have trouble with more traditional methods.

Full Song List
  • HOT CROSS BUNS
  • UP WE GO!
  • EASTER BUNNY
  • MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
  • WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
  • TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR
  • WAKE UP SONG (REVEILLE)
  • RING AROUND THE ROSIE
  • ROW YOUR BOAT
  • SHORTNIN' BREAD
  • YANKEE DOODLE
  • HICKORY, DICKORY,DOCK
  • FARMER IN THE DELL
  • SHOO FLY
  • HUSH, LITTLE BABY
  • SKIP TO MY LOU
  • HERE COMES THE BRIDE
  • LONDON BRIDGE
  • WHERE IS THUMBKIN?
  • THIS OLD MAN
  • THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET
  • MICHAEL, ROW THE BOAT ASHORE
  • OLD MACDONALD
  • HOME ON THE RANGE
  • IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
  • TEDDY BEAR SONG
  • WESTMINSTER CHIMES
  • EENSY WEENSY SPIDER
  • SHE'LL BE COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
  • OH, SUSANNA!
  • THREE BLIND MICE
  • THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN