HALF -HOUR LESSONS IN MUSIC
CLASS WORK FOR BEGINNERS AT THE PIANO
Mrs. HERMANN KOTZSCHMAR
This eBook contains a series of lessons on piano for beginners by Mrs Hermann Kotzschmar which is a continuation of a series of articles published in the Ladies Home Journal. The original book was published in 1907 by Boston Oliver Ditson Company and is available at Cornell University Library who digitized the book and made it available to the public domain at Archive.org where you may also download it in pdf format. We have provided it here in epub and mobi format for the convenience of teachers and educators.
The author created the book using lessons designed to appeal to children that were used in her private studio during half hour lessons which were divided into 5 or 10 minute sections which included studies in time, composers, ear training, notes, music staff, lines, finger drills, guessing picture puzzles, note and staff games and an opera matinée.
This book contains some great fun ideas for introducing the basics of music and the piano in easily understood terms to younger children which may be used by teachers and home schoolers. It is not intended for young children to read but for teachers to use as a reference when crafting lessons. As well as the lessons, the book includes images and short music scores.