The Grade 1 Recital Book provides a wide range of repertoire that correlates to the Grade 1 Lesson and Technique Book. Students are taught a variety of styles from traditional folk songs, classical, and original music. The "Before playing" and "After playing" points develop musicianship, good practice habits, and excellent practice and listening skills.
The CD provides a way for students to engage their ears and hear the pieces played musically and technically correct. When students engage their ears, they will make rapid progress both musically and technically. Students 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