The first priority for beginning music lessons is for the student to notice the structure and patterns of the piano keys. To help them learn the placement of Middle C Katie put a yellow circle sticker on this key. This is a good reference point. Then she had them find the set of 3 black keys to the right of Middle C and then to the left. She then showed them a simple sheet of music and we pointed out the bar lines which begin and end measures. The boys then played a simple song on the sets of 2 black keys that are left and right of Middle C with 4 quarter notes.