Students and teachers will be inspired as they start the Grade 2A level of Succeeding at the Piano. In addition to the fabulous music that thoroughly reinforces all of the concepts of Grade 1, Grade 2A includes new concepts such as: eighth notes; Major and minor five-finger patterns and triads in C, G, D, and A; the damper pedal; cross-hand arpeggio; key signature; low F in the Bass Clef; first and second endings; ritardando; E above Middle C in the Bass Clef; the sonatina; ostinato patterns; A minor; fermata; a tempo; and the dotted quarter note.
The multi-key reading approach is continued in combination with traditional note reading and intervallic reading, and technique is completely integrated in the Lesson Book, so students continue to review the same principles set forth right from the start.
The CD has both practice and performance tracks for many of the pieces which will help students learn and reinforce correct practice habits. The CD also provides students with an opportunity to play with a string quartet accompaniment recorded live in every unit!
"A very enlightened approach, which is certainly worth considering for very young pianists." - European Piano Teacher’s Association Journal
"The goal of my studio is to instill a life-long love of music, and I choose methods that will help me attain that goal. SATP achieves this on several levels: the colorful graphics really appeal to students; the generous use of classical themes makes them feel that they are playing “important music”; the short pieces are easily mastered with 100 percent accuracy within one week; students develop smart practice habits; and above all, students develop a love for music." - Gail Lew, Clavier Companion