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Every Home Should Have a Player Piano
By Gregory Filardo

A study was just completed and the conclusion was that many children
have difficulty reading and that many cannot say the words after
reading them.  This study took one-and-a-half years and who knows
how much money.  Millions of Americans had player pianos in their
homes nearly a century ago -- and never heard of reading difficulties
back then.  Simply put, the player piano is the greatest reading
teaching machine ever invented!

I remember that when I was eight I could not keep up with the
words on the roll.  All I had to do was set the Tempo downwards
until I could keep up.  No computer can do that!

The player piano is interactive, family members can play and sing
along, and great interactive fun can be had by all.  I just pumped
through "The Peanut Vendor" (Welte) and that roll even has the words
in English and Spanish.  What an incredible way to teach language.

Get an educator over to your house and let them see "Something old is
Something New."  I will bet you can easily sell them a player piano,
or anyone with kids, for that matter!

Greg Filardo


(Message sent Tue 31 May 2011, 19:34:27 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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