Piano Adventures Theory Book, Primer Level is divided into 10 units, correlating with the 10 units of the Lesson Book. Each unit reinforces basic theory concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear-training activities - all within a youthful context.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The Primer Level introduces young beginners to the keyboard, note values, and the grand staff. Students play in C 5-finger scale patterns, develop recognition of steps and skips, and learn letter names independent of finger number. Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics and coloristic experimentation with the pedal. The Primer Bravo Pack offers a complete start in one convenient bundle. It includes the four core method books that are correlated page-by-page to form a comprehensive piano curriculum: Lesson, Theory, Technique & Artistry and Performance. Plus the Gold Star Performance book prepares students for advancement with challenging repertoire. With the Piano Adventures Primer Bravo Pack, students can: Learn musical concepts with engaging songs * Build ear-training, eye-training and improvisation skills * Develop physical skills for expressive playing * Prepare for advancement to Level 1 Save 20% off single book prices when you purchase the Bravo Pack.
"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.
This book offers a rare opportunity for teachers to benefit from the knowledge and experience of ten master teachers. In his or her own words, each contributor discusses the Suzuki philosophy and how it can best be put into practice. The subject is addressed in a logical fashion, moving from the theoretical to the practical, with contributors' ideas set out so that readers will find a range of opinions on any particular aspect of the method grouped together. 10 Teacher's Viewpoints on Suzuki Piano covers issues of interest to all piano teachers, such as the importance of listening and review, supplementary repertoire, when to introduce reading, and how to bring out students' musicality. In addition, the contributors offer concrete ideas for developing technique and planning lessons.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). Designed for students of all ages who have had no previous experience improvising, this primer lays the foundation for composition and improvisation using the simplest possible exercises in imaginative settings. Features solo and duet improvisations, written assignments, theory review, and teacher accompaniments. An Enhanced CD of background accompaniments is included for play-along, plus standard MIDI files may be accessed with a computer. When used with your software, keyboard, or synthesizer, the MIDI files allow you to adjust tempos, isolate track playbacks, and transpose to different keys. Level 2B.
Providing essential tools to transform college piano students into professional piano teachers, Courtney Crappell's Teaching Piano Pedagogy helps teachers develop pedagogy course curricula, design and facilitate practicum-teaching experiences, and guide research projects in piano pedagogy. The book grounds the reader in the history of the domain, investigates course materials, and explores unique methods to introduce students to course concepts and help them put those concepts into practice. To facilitate easy integration into the curriculum, Crappell provides example classroom exercises and assignments throughout the text, which are designed to help students understand and practice the related topics and skills. Teaching Piano Pedagogy is not simply a book about teaching piano--it is a book about how piano students learn to teach.