The Art of Effective Piano Teaching

Author: Dino P. Ascari

Publisher: Author House

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 265

The teaching of beginning piano students, especially young piano students, takes the utmost skill and expertise. To be successful at this most basic level of instruction, teachers must make music lessons fun and exciting while giving students the sense that learning to play piano is truly achievable. This is no easy task! The Art of Effective Piano Teaching is unlike any book in its field. It combines an eclectic array of tried and true teaching principles with some of the most innovative thinking to come along in years. Novice teachers as well as experienced instructors will glean much from this clear, concise, and accessible text. For additional information, visit effectivepianoteaching.com.

The Art of Piano Playing

A Scientific Approach

Author: George Kochevitsky

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 641

So many of the great pianists and teachers have come out of Poland and Russia (Rubinstein, Anton as well as Arthur, Leschetizky, Paderewski, the Lhevinnes, Gilels, Richter, and others), yet we know little about their methods of learning and teaching. George Kochevitsky in The Art of Piano Playing supplies some important sources of information previously unavailable in the United States. From these sources, tempered by this own thinking, Kochevitsky formulated a scientific approach that can solve most problems of piano playing and teaching. George Kochevitsky graduated in 1930 from Leningrad Conservatory and did post-graduate work at Moscow Conservatory. After coming to the U.S., he taught privately in New York City, gave a number of lectures, and wrote for various music periodicals.

Professional Piano Teaching, Volume 1 - Elementary Levels

A Comprehensive Piano Pedagogy Textbook

Author: Jeanine M. Jacobson

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 428

View: 846

Professional Piano Teaching offers a practical guide to the art of piano teaching. Volume 1, now available as an updated second edition, is an excellent introduction to the profession of teaching piano. This revised second edition has been expanded to include chapters on teaching adult students and teaching popular, sacred, and other familiar music. Designed to serve as a basic text for a first-semester or lower-division piano pedagogy course, it provides an overview of learning principles and a thorough approach to essential aspects of teaching elementary-level students. Special features include discussions on how to teach, not just what to teach; numerous musical examples; chapter summaries; and suggested projects for new and experienced teachers. Topics: * The Art of Professional Piano Teaching * Principles of Learning * Beginning Methods * Teaching Beginners and Elementary Students * Teaching Rhythm and Reading * Teaching Technique and Musical Sound Development * Elementary Performance and Study Repertoire * Developing Musicality in Elementary Students * Group Teaching * Teaching Preschoolers * Teaching Adults * Teaching Popular, Sacred, and Other Familiar Music * The Business of Piano Teaching * Evaluation of Teaching

The Art of French Piano Music

Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier

Author: Roy Howat

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 697

An essential resource for scholars and performers, this study by a world-renowned specialist illuminates the piano music of four major French composers, in comparative and reciprocal context. Howat explores the musical language and artistic ethos of this repertoire, juxtaposing structural analysis with editorial and performing issues. He also relates his four composers historically and stylistically to such predecessors as Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, the French harpsichord school, and Russian and Spanish music. Challenging long-held assumptions about performance practice, Howat elucidates the rhythmic vitality and invention inherent in French music. In granting Fauré and Chabrier equal consideration with Debussy and Ravel, he redresses a historic imbalance and reshapes our perceptions of this entire musical tradition. Outstanding historical documentation and analysis are supported by Howat’s direct references to performing traditions shaped by the composers themselves. The book balances accessibility with scholarly and analytic rigor, combining a lifetime’s scholarship with practical experience of teaching and the concert platform

The Art of Piano Fingering

Traditional, Advanced, and Innovative

Author: Rami Bar-Niv

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 212

View: 118

A4 trim size - 8.27" x 11.69" (21.006 x 29.693 cm). "The Art of Piano Fingering - Traditional, Advanced, and Innovative" is a new book by virtuoso concert pianist Rami Bar-Niv.The 212-page book was first published in Febuary 2012 and it is the first of its kind and scope in the history of piano playing.The book is intended for anyone who plays the piano, from children to college students, from adult amateur to professional piano teachers and performing pianists. The book teaches how to create your own efficient and injury-free piano fingering, starting with traditional, continuing with advanced, and concluding with innovative fingering.The book offers useful exercises and in addition to fingering issues it also deals with related piano playing techniques, phrasing, and interpretation. The text is illustrated with countless score samples, pictures, and diagrams. Endorsements/Reviews:***"The Art of Piano Fingering by Rami Bar-Niv, fills a tremendous void in the realm of the pianistic world. Published in 2012, it is the first book of its kind in the 303 year history of the piano. Order a copy; you will be immensely grateful you did."Dr. Walden Hughes, Professor of Piano,Northwest Nazarene University.***"Bar-Niv's book is superbly indexed and valuable as a reference source... he also analyzes difficulties, formulates solutions, and even suggests exercises to help us master difficult solutions... Bar-Niv suggests ingenious fingering solutions... Anyone who plays the piano with serious intentions can benefit from reading and studying this book." Lyn Bronson, CA Music Teacher, Summer 2012. ***"This book is truly the first of its kind, and it is perhaps three hundred years overdue. The depth of coverage will surprise even the most accomplished pianists."Jeremy Todd, adult piano student.***"Rami's new book on fingering is a "must have"! I highly recommend it to everyone."Kevin Coan, Moderator of the E-group "Piano-Teachers". ***"I highly second that recommendation.Linda Kennedy, piano teacher." ***"Bar-Niv gives many wonderful fingering tips for students, teachers, and perofrmers.Becky Hughes, MTNA's "American Music Teacher".***"You must not miss this outstanding book on piano fingering. Rami Bar-Niv's comprehensive coverage of the subject belongs in every piano teacher's library. Reward yourself with this gem. We have waited 300 years for this book on piano fingering so read this review and then order it promptly. You will not only be richly rewarded with a resource you will refer to frequently but also take great pleasure in reading its clear, intriguing text. Highly recommended. Though this is the first known book devoted to this essential aspect ofachieving beautiful, artistic, comfortable study and performance, it sets a high standard with its clear, comprehensive coverage of the subject. Do not hesitate to purchase this book for you will use it often to find a storehouse of solutions to keyboard puzzles.The Art of Fingering is an adventure into the resources of the human hand as well as how toteach these explorations inventively and thoroughly from the elementary to the advancedlevels. The piano has been with us for three centuries now, making this first book that isdevoted to fingering a most valuable and much needed resource."Mary Gae George, NCTM,Co-author of Artistry at the Piano.

The Art of Piano Playing

Author: Heinrich Neuhaus

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Piano

Page: 240

View: 839

Neuhaus taught at the Moscow Conservatory and his pupils included some of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century: Emil Gilels, Sviatoslav Richter, Nina Svetlanova, Alexei Lubimov and Radu Lupu. His legacy continues today and many teachers around the world regard this book as the most authoritative on the subject of piano playing.

Practical Piano Pedagogy

The Definitive Text for Piano Teachers and Pedagogy Students

Author: Martha Baker-Jordan

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 455

View: 527

Offers a multitude of proven strategies and essentials for successful teaching that will ensure artistic and business success in piano teaching.

The Art of Teaching Music

Author: Estelle Ruth Jorgensen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 408

A veteran teacher's practical approach to music education

The Art of French Piano Music

Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier

Author: Roy Howat

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 514

An essential resource for scholars and performers, this study by a world-renowned specialist illuminates the piano music of four major French composers, in comparative and reciprocal context. Howat explores the musical language and artistic ethos of this repertoire, juxtaposing structural analysis with editorial and performing issues. He also relates his four composers historically and stylistically to such predecessors as Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, the French harpsichord school, and Russian and Spanish music. Challenging long-held assumptions about performance practice, Howat elucidates the rhythmic vitality and invention inherent in French music. In granting Fauré and Chabrier equal consideration with Debussy and Ravel, he redresses a historic imbalance and reshapes our perceptions of this entire musical tradition. Outstanding historical documentation and analysis are supported by Howat’s direct references to performing traditions shaped by the composers themselves. The book balances accessibility with scholarly and analytic rigor, combining a lifetime’s scholarship with practical experience of teaching and the concert platform

The Piano Lessons Book

Author: Neil Miller

Publisher: THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK

ISBN:

Category: Piano

Page: 328

View: 857

THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK by Neil Miller provides the essential information required to excel at playing the piano: what you should be learning in piano lessons so you can play to your full potential.It is the piano student's guide for getting the most out of practicing, lessons, your teacher and yourself. Whether your preferences are towards classical, jazz or popular music, THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK will show you organized practicing methods that take the mystery out of music, revealing how music is put together and easing the challenges of piano playing.THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK combines Neil Miller's creative teaching techniques and experiences with practicing and performing, comprehensively covering topics extremely useful to anyone taking or planning to take lessons.In THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK, Neil Miller recounts relevant personal incidents and informative historical accounts, to enlighten and entertain. Hundreds of illustrations and musical examples enhance the explanations.