The Recital Book is a terrific way for students to learn wonderful repertoire while reinforcing the valuable concepts presented in the Lesson and Technique Book. The pieces are engaging and exciting to play, and are presented with artistic illustrations and fanciful lyrics to stimulate students' imagination and creativity. Students will achieve the greatest success when the Lesson and Technique Book is used with the Recital Book and Theory and Activity Book for a fun, well-rounded approach to learning music!
The CD for the Recital Book allows students to hear piano music played well with correct phrasing, dynamics, and inflection. When student's ears are engaged, they will make rapid progress technically as well as musically. Students also have the opportunity to play many of the pieces with a string quartet accompaniment (two violins, viola, and cello), recorded live!
"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