Piano Adventures: My First Piano Adventure - Lesson Book A/CD

Books and CDs | Piano

Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
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.
ISBN: 9781616776190
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 25 July 2014
No of pages: 88
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00420259

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        Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Bromley GB
        This book is ideal for 5-6 year olds. As a teacher it does take some getting use to.

        So far the kids really like the songs and duets.

        Great step by step approach

        Catchy songs and familiar songs.
        It’s a bit long winded to be honest. But you can of course skip the pages that are a bit unnecessary.

        Children will need full teacher support to learn new pieces.
        Confirmed purchase: 14 March 2018
        Published on: 28 March 2018

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        Sevenoaks GB teacher
        Very good for 5 - 6 year olds
        American accent!
        Confirmed purchase: 13 September 2017
        Published on: 28 September 2017
        7 out of 10


        This is a great introduction to the piano for very young beginners. It introduces notation slowly, concept by concept, which is very helpful, and has lots of suggestions for games and activities which teachers can use.
        The series is obviously trying to sell you lots of books, so it quite often refers to other parallel books: 'Turn to writing book p... now', etc. If you ignore this, though, it's still very usable. As a teacher giving regular lessons, the CD is also not very useful.
        Confirmed purchase: 03 February 2016
        Published on: 17 February 2016