CKQC009: Developing finger dexterity with piano preschoolers

I love the finger warmups included as part of the Wunderkeys program. These little rhymes and actions are so fun, and a fantastic way to develop finger dexterity.

I work with a lot of 3-5 year old beginners. This is a very different thing from teaching older students in so many ways – and one of the differences is that their hands are a lot less developed.

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CKQC009- Developing finger dexterity with piano preschoolers Pinterest

I’ve created a sheet with all the finger rhymes with little illustrations so that my students can pick which ones we do.

We normally add two new rhymes each week until we have the complete set, and I simply highlight the titles as we go so we can keep track.

Definitely check out the Wunderkeys books if you teach young students. They won’t suit every kiddo but when they do they can be wonderful.

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3 thoughts on “CKQC009: Developing finger dexterity with piano preschoolers”

  1. Hi Nicola,
    Great video! Would you be willing to share your illustrated sheet with us? Providing preschoolers with choices helps ensure their happy cooperation, and seeing the fingerplays visually would definitely help with that!


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