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Can very young children learn to play the piano? Of course. Just think of Mozart - touring the country giving recitals by the time he was 5. Okay, so that's not the desired course of action for all children (certainly not for mine!), and Mozart was incredibly gifted, but... to keep it relevant, yes—young children can learn to play the piano.
My philosophy for teaching the very young is sound before symbol. That is, learn to play LOUDLY and softly before learning the symbols in music that tell you how loudly or softly to play.
Is that how Mozart was taught to play piano? difficult to know for a fact, but I would bet so!
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