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#35860 - 10/13/07 08:37 PM 7 year old student
candybar50 Offline
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I have a 7 year old student that is having trouble in the primer level books. I was wondering if the My First Piano Adventure books would be a good alternative even though my student is older.

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#35861 - 10/13/07 11:31 PM Re: 7 year old student [Re: candybar50]
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I have a 7 yr old in MFPA...he's doing great...
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#35862 - 10/14/07 06:07 AM Re: 7 year old student [Re: PianoAddict]
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Yes, it is worth a try. If it fits the child it fits. I have had 4 years old in MFPA and 1st graders. It just depends on the child and where they are. The series is very adaptable.

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#35863 - 10/14/07 07:07 AM Re: 7 year old student [Re: misslaluna]
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Depending on what type of problems your 7 year old is having, and where he/she is at in the primer books - you might just pull a few of the exercises or songs from the MFPA books.

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#35864 - 10/14/07 09:13 AM Re: 7 year old student [Re: pianoc]
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Is your student male or female? Usually boys have more trouble in the beginning with coordination and attention span problems. They'll catch up though!
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#35865 - 10/14/07 05:16 PM Re: 7 year old student [Re: PianoAddict]
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He's a male.

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#35866 - 10/15/07 12:11 AM Re: 7 year old student [Re: candybar50]
Un Suspiro Offline
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I have a 8 and 9 year old who are behind a year in school and seem a little "delayed" who used MFPA book B. They love the pictures, the songs, just the refreshing fun that MFPA offers. They've never noticed or cared that it seems "younger" and since they are progressing better I wouldn't move them from it for anything. Hope you are able to come to a good decision, but I think it wouldn't hurt to either supplement some MFPA or move him into it completely. I've not had any negative draw-backs to moving younger students into those books, they are incredible.

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#35896 - 10/17/07 01:20 PM Re: 7 year old student [Re: Un Suspiro]
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That's right Un Suspiro. The more method books you know the more you can adapt to the student who is in front of you. That's what differeniating and tailoring private lessons is all about. It cuts WAY DOWN on student frustration because we are addressing the issues as educators.

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