“Okay so you see this is a note. This one is middle C and then this one over here is on a space and this is called F.”
“What? I don’t get it.”
“Okay pay attention, this one is middle C and it’s got a line through it and then you play it with this finger– No not that finger! I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, come back here! Wait! You said you wanted a piano lesson! Argh! Why are you crying? I’m sorry I didn’t mean to yell!”
This was the beginning of my first few lessons trying to teach my then 4 year old son piano. He had been asking for me to teach him for a few weeks and I found an old method book at the public library and tried to start there.