For late beginner level through early intermediate piano students, a lot of focus is put on learning how to utilize the damper pedal and master the technique of connected pedaling. This post details an approach to introducing the pedal to students of this level in a way that can encourage natural development of pedaling technique.
On a typical piano there will be three pedals in the center by the floor. These pedals are used to change the sound and effects of the piano. The most common pedal is the Damper pedal located to the right. When the damper pedal is pressed down it raises the dampers inside the piano off