I've only just started teaching the MFPA, and have three 5-year-olds in Book A. I was leery of teaching this age, and didn't know how it'd go, but I must say, I'm having a blast! It's almost more like playing than teaching! Yet, it's rewarding to see the results - nice hand shape, good response to rhythms, etc. And when the student shouts "AGAIN!", I love it!

I'd like to offer a tip for Twinkle Twinkle. I couldn't figure out what would be a good way to mark the C and G on the keys, then it came to me. You know those removable sticky tabs that are about 1/2 inch wide and a couple inches long, and have point on one end? (Like "sign here" tabs) They are perfect! I put a red one on the C key and a green one on the G key, (matching the colors in the book) when teaching the song. Then I remove them and stick them in the book, pointing to the corresponding key on the page, so they can go home and stick them on their own piano.

Just thought I'd share my "aha moment".....