Jazz Piano for the Young Beginner is designed specifically for beginning piano students who are looking for fun and modern music material. It begins with chapters on how to find notes on the piano, hand positioning and an introduction to rhythm and musical notation. It discusses posture, explains how to select an appropriate instrument and includes a simple glossary of musical terms. Jazz Piano for the Young Beginner consist of 30 fun piano pieces including Chatter Rag, Friday Boogie, Max's Trot and Blue All the Way, composed by Mel Bay best selling author of Jazz Piano Chords and Jazz Piano Scales, Misha V. Stefanuk. the included CD allows students to enjoy the music and to hear how the pieces should be performed.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). Written for ages 5 and 6, My First Piano Adventure captures the child's playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. Three distinguishing features of the Lesson Book A make it unique and effective for the young 5-6 year old beginner. 1. A strong focus on technique embedded in the book through playful technique games, chants, and carefully-composed pieces that gently lead the child into pianistic motions. 2. An outstanding CD for the young student to listen, sing, tap, and play along with at the piano. The orchestrated songs on the CD feature children singing the lyrics, which has great appeal to the 5-6 year old beginner. The CD becomes a ready-made practice partner that guides the student and parent for all the pieces and activities in the books. 3. The fanciful art features five multi-cultural children who are also learning to play. These friends at the piano introduce basic rhythms, white key names, and a variety of white and black-key songs that span classical, folk, and blues. Young students will listen, sing, create, and play more musically with Nancy and Randall Faber s My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book A. The Lesson Book introduces directional pre-reading, elementary music theory and technique with engaging songs, games, and creative discovery at the keyboard. Young students will enjoy the multi-cultural "friends at the piano" who introduce white-key names, basic rhythms, and a variety of songs which span classical, folk, and blues. Ear-training and eye-training are also part of the curriculum. The Fabers' instructional theory "ACE" - Analysis, Creativity, and Expression, guides the pedagogy of My First Piano Adventure. Analysis leads to understanding, creativity leads to self-discovery, and expression develops personal artistry. The CD for this book offers a unique listening experience with outstanding orchestrations and vocals. The recordings demonstrate a key principle of the course: when children listen, sing, tap, and move to their piano music, they play more musically. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here
Alfred's Basic Prep Course, Lesson Book A is specifically designed for beginners who are five years old and up. Through the use of appealing music and attractive illustrations, it is no wonder that Lesson Book A is the most widely used young beginner's piano book now available. This course takes into consideration the normal attention span, as well as the small-sized hands of the young beginner. Shortly after beginning, the young student will be able to play "Merrily We Roll Along." The complete Prep Course consists of six books (Levels A through F). This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
An enjoyable introduction to the piano for young beginners. Covers the basics of both melody and chord playing using simple arrangements of favorite children's songs. Features entertaining full color illustrations along with each song.
Charming collections of popular Christmas carols arranged for beginning piano students. Carols are arranged in order of difficulty. Each song includes an optional teacher/parent duet part which can be played on the same keyboard.