I'd like to help my six-year-old son try out starting on a piano. At this point, I'm not prepared to invest the money or scheduled time necessary for formal lessons. So, I'm interested in trying to get him started myself.
The problem is that I have had very little musical training. I took a few months of violin lessons as a teenager, but that's it. I know the rudiments of reading music but am by no means fluent.
Does it sound practical for me to get a book and teach my son by staying a lesson ahead of him? Unlike violin or other continuous-tone instruments, it's not like I have to worry about teaching him to recognize and produce the right tone.
If so, can you recommend a book to work from?