"Patient and very experienced"
My ear training consisted of the usual conservatory methods, mostly Paul Hindemith's books.
Developing the musical ear is very difficult for all but the most gifted students. For young piano students, you must first get them simply to listen, which is very hard for kids today.
But the beginnings of ear training, for kids, is largely emotional: finding the words that describe the content of the music, a game kids love to play.
So for kids, ear training consists initially of listening to certain easily found elements of the music.
I can give advanced students the exact experience of first ye ... More